Originally Posted by steelfury02
just because dink and dunk seems outdated, doesn't mean the Steelers can't utilize it to their advantage - everyone has been expecting a down field offense, which is why it was working to the tune of 6-3 and breathing down the Ravens' necks. Unless your throws are dead-accurate ala Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees, you aren't going to find a lot of success with a long strike offense.
Rodgers and Brees don't even look for long strikes. They always throw short to intermediate. Very rarely will they go deep.
Ben looks for a 15-20 yard gain on 3rd and 4 when just five yards will do.
Last Sunday: The Steelers are driving. They're in the Red Zone. It's 3rd and something inside the 10. Not a goal to go situation. The Steelers don't even need to score. Get inside the 1 for a first down.
What does Ben do? With a hole and an easy first down right in front of him and no Bengal within reach to stop him from getting the first or even the Touchdown (Bengals dropped back in coverage), Ben throws a ball into a covered guy which knuckles into the dirt in the endzone. It's 4th Down and we have to kick, which Sushi misses due to a bad snap. Steelers get NO points.
Classic Sandlot Ben and a microcosm of the whole day. Steelers go on to lose and are out of the postseason.