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Steelers went soft, and lost

Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:57 pm
 
Mike Tomlin was scared to kick a 46-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, and his team lost because of it. Up 20-16, he punted instead of going for the long field goal.

The punt put the Ravens at the 8. It worked, in the micro-sense. But the Ravens drove for a touchdown that won the game 24-20 -- not forced overtime at 24-all.

That was the call of the game. Mistake, in hindsight.
Category: NFL
Tags: Ravens, Steelers
 
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:17 am
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Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:16 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

You are a complete and utter fool.  Mike Tomlin only has two Super Bowl appearances and a higher winning percentage than Cowher or Noll but it just isn't good enough for a clown like you.



Since: Sep 23, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:15 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

Aint' the beer cold, baby!!!!!!!!!



Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:14 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

I don't think it was a matter of "being scared" to kick a 46-yard field goal.  I think it has everything to do with the game clock not being reset and taking a delay of game penalty that would have made it a 51-yard field goal into the open end of the stadium, so of course you choose to punt in that situation.

The fact that the Steelers' D allowed a 92-yard drive to end the game is surprising to say the least.  As an invested fan, there are a few calls I take issue with, but the bottom line is that your players need to close it out and they failed to do that when the chips were down.  It's going to be difficult to grab the division title at this point, but I still think the Steelers will make the playoffs. 



Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:11 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

Come on Greg!  It was a calculated risk.  Until tonight 99+ yard drives against the Steelers was not Joe Flacco's MO.  I disagreed with Harbaugh's decision to not go for it on 4th down, but it was a calculated risk.  Mike Tomlin scared?  I think not.



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:09 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

I would become a Baltimore fan if it weren't for Joe 'Can't complete a pass unless its against Pittsburgh' Flacless. Heads down better head coach, not even close. Better running backs, defense has more heart, etc. Except for Woodley, who played his absolute best. William Gay needs to sack groceries. Better yet, find a Catholic church, cause that Gay was kneeling all night. What a fricking joke he is.

Doyel is right on.  If Tomlin had any heart he would choke himself to death so we wouldn't have to hear from him again.  What an epic fail.  I kneew right away that delay of game was so Tomlin didn't have to make a HEAD COACH decision!!!  What a joke and bum....



Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:09 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

First off it was a 52 yard field goal after the delay of game.

Second, a team with a good defense should EXPECT to prevent a 92 yard drive. Tomlin made no mistake with that decision.




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:04 am
 

Steelers went soft, and lost

DUMBASS!!! The Steelers took a delay of game penalty while they line up for the field goal!! Stupid penalty to be sure. Get your stuff straight..


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