This was the quote:Perfect example:
Press: "Why did Martinez run out of bounds and stop the clock?"
What Frost should have said, whether true or not, "That's on me. I didn't communicate to him that we were no longer in attack mode but run-out-the-clock mode." If you're willing to fall on the sword for your players, they'll be more likely to run through a brick wall for you.
"I understand what he was thinking. It's hard for a player to probably go straight from 'we're going to score and win this game' mode to getting a 15-yard penalty. I haven't seen (the penalty) yet, but that can't happen," Frost said.
The coach turned it back to himself.
"Maybe I could have used a timeout there to make sure the kids understood. The next play we just called a quarterback run. In my mind, it was either get a big chunk back and get us to third down or keep the clock running with them only having one timeout, keeping the ball inbounds."
That sounds pretty close to what you thought he should have said.