Agreed, and there is no logical explanation to this day for sitting Flutie. No one really beleived it would actually happen regardless of the hype during the week before the game.It had EVERYTHING to do with Doug Flutie not starting the game considering that the BILLS had no business being in the playoffs that year. In my opinion, that was Flutie's magical season, taken away by Wade Philips who felt that Rob Johnson (and his FAT contract) was the future of the team.Actually, he had a decent 2nd half and unproductive 1st half.Johnson actually had a fine game, but it was a crime that Flutie wasn't playing.
.AGREEDIf you check out the BILLS losing streaks, point to Johnson getting the game ball. When you review the winning streaks, take note that it was Flutie who was getting the job done
I do not know if it qualifies as a comeback but the "IMMACULATE RECEPTION" deserves recognition.If this win was the greatest comeback I've seen in a playoff match-up (and it was), I would say that the Monday Night Football game where Joe Montana was with the Chiefs against the Broncos was the next greatest comeback (maybe better.. but it wasn't a playoff game).
SIDENOTE: When I was in Gainesville at UF, Shanahan became a very young offensive coordinator under the late Charley Pell after Shanahan broke all the Big 10 offensive records at Minnesota(Univ. of). One night 20+ years ago, I was at a nice bar in Atlanta named ELAN in the Perimeter Mall area of Atlanta. Was at the bar and somehow started talking to this guy next to me by himself. He introduced himself and I recognized him by name only, of course, with our UF ties. We hung out for awhile buying each other drinks and talking ball. He was extremely personable and a gentleman. I do not even recognize him now with that stiff,stern mug that he has now had for years.Side Note: Is it just me, or could you just replace Mike Shanahan with Mike Krzyzewski? They look the same, and kind of react the same way. That last little bit has nothing to do with anything in this thread (sorry ).
You are back. How long has it been since you posted, ya son of a gun.