Re: Tomlin's stock dropping
I really do think the idea to go with a FG was a bad idea. I love Tomlin, I think he's a great coach - and I think Suisham is an above average kicker who has quietly done his share to help the team since he's been here - but he just kicked a 52-yarder in the previous drive. Given the circumstances (4th quarter with some time remaining, timeouts, and a chance to pin the Titans deep into their own territory), I'd probably have to say after weighing out all of the options, punting probably would have been the best course of action. In fact, I might have been more inclined to have at least gone for it on 4th down (perhaps a fake punt?)
We're losing a lot of awfully close games that honestly should never have been that close to begin with. The Steelers season isn't over by any stretch of the imagination, but this loss obviously didn't help - we can't seem to win on the road, at all - and unless the team identifies and corrects what is going wrong, the hole is only going to get deeper.
Having a signature is overrated.