Originally Posted by Mosca
In gambling it's called losing your head. What happens next, after you invariably lose the bet, is that your remaining stake isn't large enough to churn your way back to even; the vig is always working, and there isn't enough time left in the session. So in order to get back what you blew, you have to take increasingly longer chances at worse odds. And eventually you're on the way home, at the toll booth looking under the seat for change.
The game wasn't over at that point, but we were in control of it. We had the lead, the ball, and the momentum. We had them off balance, and we gambled it all on a play where we didn't have to do that to win. Bad, bad coaching decision.
Good points Tom. The play calling has seemed off. I can count more times than I have fingers and toes that the Steelers should have called some running plays or something that wasn't a screen pass... Its almost like there are some mad scientists doing some crazy experimentation. Looks like their experiementation could blow up on their season.
Here's hoping that things will change around and we'll start shocking the heck out of the league again!