Originally Posted by Prosdo
I agree. I think that's his greatest downfall. Look at last year 15-1. Then we got sloppy. I don't know what it is. Maybe when Cowher's game plan doesn't work he doesn't adjust well. Just something falls apart.
Ben was a 23 year old rookie though. And he started playing sloppy, towards the end of the season. But the longer the winning streak went on, the more interviews, and stories, with Ben just kept adding to pressure on this young kid. Its almost as if a regular season loss somewhere, would have shrunk the pressure. Also Cowher might have been better off losing to the Pats in the regular season, cuz we may have came in with the same game plan as the first meeting, and the Pats didn`t, they changed! And we weren`t ready, not just Cowher but the players also.