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gasnmyveins
09-25-2005, 11:31 PM
Cowher left so much time on the clock? The offense seemed to have gotten it all together on that last drive. Why didn't he run the ball a few times to eat some clock? I was screaming at the TV, "NOOOOOOOOO, RUN THE $%^##$%o BALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Who in their right mind leaves Tom Brady with a minute plus on the clock needing only a field goal? Sure, the game would have gone into overtime, but I think it would have been OK, as long as we got the ball first. Ben and the guys seemed to have recovered from whatever had happened to them. Maybe Ben was banged up from that hit worse than we knew, but he did well on that last drive.

BTW It wasn't all ARE's fault. A large part, yes, but not all. Let's also thank whoever neutralized the field goal with his penalty, and (as I've mentioned) Bill Cowher, for leaving Brady some time to do his thing.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-25-2005, 11:54 PM
The main goal of playing football is to score. You have to score when you get the chance. You cant wait and wait, especially w/ the way our offense was performing today. If you have the chance to score, you take it because there may not be another one.

Livinginthe past
09-26-2005, 07:36 AM
Talk about 20/20 hindsight - Blitz is right - when you are playing the defending champs you take any chnace you can to score.

There is absolutely no way you can run a couple of plays in the 'knowledge' that you will be able to convert a 3rd or 4th and goal - what if you dont? The you have egg on your face.

You have to back your D to be able to hold a team out of FG range for 81 secs - unfortunatly Brady makes a living from these sort of drives - but there is very little you can do apart from make a big play on that last drive.

Cheers

NM

BB2W
09-26-2005, 08:01 AM
I thought one more run was the right call... I think you have to run the clock down just a bit, and then run your best plays. You have three chances and who says the run on first down doesn't score. I thought we should have called a run...

As soon as we scored I knew 1:21 was to much time. I think you have to run it down a little... I do it all the time in Madden. :grin:

figg
09-26-2005, 08:04 AM
I didnt mind it at all. I was actually calling for the play action pass. (just like in last years AFCCG when we didnt score :redface: )

SteelCurtain
09-26-2005, 09:41 AM
You definately take the score when you can get it, especially against a team like the Patriots...i'm just upset they didn't use their last timeout to get them some time left to take a couple shots down the field or even call it before the snap so vinatieri could think about missin that field goal a little more

I.C. Lights
09-26-2005, 09:48 AM
Yeah, I wasn't worried as much about the time left as the inability of our kicker to nail the ball into the endzone preventing a start on the 40 yd. line. This is the second time I can remember loosing a game because we set our defense up to fail with just seconds left. Hopefully this will be addressed.

ironcitychef
09-26-2005, 12:57 PM
You call the play action. We always run on first and it looked like they expected it heavy in the goaline as well. 3 Pats hugging each other as Ward goes by. Take the 6 everytime.

BB2W
09-26-2005, 03:21 PM
Bottom line... We did score to early, and we did leave Tom Brady to much time. I think if there is something you can do to control that, you must.

"When I looked up and saw 1:21 left (after Pittsburgh scored), I said, 'What more can you want?'" Brady said.

Tim
09-26-2005, 03:29 PM
I felt we could have ran at least one running play. I mean, if we can't score with 4 shots from the 2 with a running play....

SteelersGirlTN7
09-26-2005, 08:20 PM
Bottom line... We did score to early, and we did leave Tom Brady to much time. I think if there is something you can do to control that, you must.

"When I looked up and saw 1:21 left (after Pittsburgh scored), I said, 'What more can you want?'" Brady said.



Yeah, and after today's clock error ... that quote should say -I looked up and saw 29 seconds left- LOL

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-26-2005, 08:32 PM
You have to try to score on every play, the defense need to stop brady, and failed.

BB2W
09-26-2005, 11:47 PM
Yeah, and after today's clock error ... that quote should say -I looked up and saw 29 seconds left- LOL

I am just now hearing about the clock error, someone at school told me about it... what the hell happened?

BlitzburghRockCity
09-26-2005, 11:51 PM
You have to try to score on every play, the defense need to stop brady, and failed.

:iagree: thats about it in a nutshell.

Koopa
09-26-2005, 11:51 PM
I am just now hearing about the clock error, someone at school told me about it... what the hell happened?


here's a story about it

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/4907718

Soldier4Steelers
09-27-2005, 12:05 AM
first the "tuck rule" now this. lol

ironcitychef
09-27-2005, 02:29 AM
I felt we could have ran at least one running play. I mean, if we can't score with 4 shots from the 2 with a running play....

Does anyone remember us trying a few running plays from the 3 in 94? We thought it would be easy then...never second guess a td.

Soldier4Steelers
09-27-2005, 07:15 AM
just last year bettis fumbled a goal line play

SteelProven
09-27-2005, 07:52 AM
Cowher not taking the timeout didn't cost us the game. It was the BS prevent defense, our offense did was it was suppose to do. The extra time is a hard thing to swallow, but our defense still gave up the game.

Avoid LLoyd1975
09-27-2005, 04:33 PM
We just weren't that aggressive in the second half as well. And yes there are plenty of things to point the blame on but, RE has my number one vote as ass of the week.

CowherLover
09-28-2005, 08:58 AM
Talk about 20/20 hindsight - Blitz is right - when you are playing the defending champs you take any chnace you can to score.

There is absolutely no way you can run a couple of plays in the 'knowledge' that you will be able to convert a 3rd or 4th and goal - what if you dont? The you have egg on your face.

You have to back your D to be able to hold a team out of FG range for 81 secs - unfortunatly Brady makes a living from these sort of drives - but there is very little you can do apart from make a big play on that last drive.

Cheers

NM
Never hurts to have an extra 52 seconds added to the game either. lol

Livinginthe past
09-28-2005, 09:06 AM
Never hurts to have an extra 52 seconds added to the game either. lol

I just read on an NFL website (I have no link because im making this up) that the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to play the New England Patriots in this years AFCC in a game lasting 59:08 as a way of rebalancing the universe.

Cheers

:drink:

NM

CowherLover
09-28-2005, 09:22 AM
I just read on an NFL website (I have no link because im making this up) that the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to play the New England Patriots in this years AFCC in a game lasting 59:08 as a way of rebalancing the universe.

Cheers

:drink:

NM
That's funny! I just read where someone referred to it as Clockgate, I think there are some that may be taking this a bit far but that's just my opinion. I'm thinkin the players have the ultimate control as opposed to the clock mangers. The game should've been tucked away at that point with us taking a couple of knees at that point. Coulda, shoulda, woulda!

Black-n-Gold
09-28-2005, 12:32 PM
That's funny! I just read where someone referred to it as Clockgate, I think there are some that may be taking this a bit far but that's just my opinion. I'm thinkin the players have the ultimate control as opposed to the clock mangers. The game should've been tucked away at that point with us taking a couple of knees at that point. Coulda, shoulda, woulda!

Cowher mentioned that they didn't call a time out in efforts to rush their kicker. A bad decision? I'm not going to take sides because I doubt we'd be able to run the field in time. That's a decision that he gets paid for, and if it worked we'd be praising him. I back Cowher fully, and we'll just have to prevent ourselves from being in that situation again..