David Culley will out-Vrabel Mike Vrabel
Everyone knows that Titans head coach Mike Vrabel scours the NFL rulebook for loopholes, infamously known for the time he took two penalties to drain the clock on his former coach Bill Belichick in the 2019 AFC wildcard playoffs.
But if there’s anything Vrabel doesn’t like, it’s when other coaches try to emulate him and give him a taste of his own medicine. Now whatever loophole Culley is going to exploit, I cannot tell you. I personally haven’t read the NFL rulebook for this year, but it’s anyone’s guess.
The specific-punt loophole mentioned earlier got outlawed, so that’s not going to happen. So instead, maybe it will be like what the Arizona Cardinals did and, during the 3-second substitution period between plays, trotted out their kicker onto the field.
This made Dallas call a timeout early on in the third quarter, and because Mike McCarthy basically went to the Andy Reid School of Time Management, it didn’t allow McCarthy to challenge later in the game when they needed it, and as a result, they lost.
Expect Vrabel to be animated when and if this goes down on Sunday. It’s going to be a fun time.