Only wanted to address this...
Russell is the automaton who does as he's told with no backbone, or as I stated in a post last night he lacks "soul"; from that moment on I couldn't help myself from turning heel on the guy and deservedly so despite we've been feed by the media.
Why not call an audible?
It goes deeper than just deciding to throw the ball on the one yard line.
Dude is in his 3rd year as QB, obviously he doesn't have the power like Brady to just do what ever he wants yet. And as addressed earlier, he couldn't check/audible. Outside of Manning, everyone one has a respected higher authority.
Would a 3rd year Brady listen to Belichick if he did the same thing? Would a 3rd year Aaron Rodgers did the same thing to McCarthy? Would a 3rd year Drew Brees do the same thing to Sean Payton if he was his coach then? Don't even know if he tried to sway their opinion or not and the coaches didn't want to, all we know is they went with the pass at the end.
Edited by dontbelikethat - 2/2/15 at 2:40pm