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Old 12-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

Good luck making sense of it, per Dejan Kovacevic's Sulia:

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Mike Tomlin's odd explanation for not going to two when it was 34-16 ... READ MORE:

Mike Tomlin was asked why he didn't go for two when the Steelers pulled within 34-16. A 34-18 deficit sets up a situation where they can tie with two TDs: "Until we stopped them, it was going to be insignificant. I was holding the two-point plays for that reason and that reason only. Now, we still have them in our hip pocket. Those specialty plays, we didn't want to put on tope unless we had an opportunity to close the gap. As you can see, we didn't." ... Good luck making sense of that.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

I guess he's saying we don't have three 2-pt. conversion plays
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

game was already over when the chargers converted that 4th down on the fake punt
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Default Re: Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

What a fucking stupid excuse. The emperor has no clothes.
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Default Re: Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

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game was already over when the chargers converted that 4th down on the fake punt
Keep this in mind, Tomlin said the reason he kept Ben in the game late was because the Steelers are "competitors." If they are such fierce competitors, why not try and do everything possible to win? If it's 34-26 instead of 34-24 after the Brown TD, the Steelers at least have a chance to recover an onside kick with 58 seconds left to tie the game with a TD and 2pt-conversion. Yes, their chances of even recovering an onside kick are low, but again Tomlin said "we are competitors." Why are they not making every desperate move to try and come back?
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game was already over when the chargers converted that 4th down on the fake punt
Agreed, game's over at that point. Much ado about nothing. If he had gone for it and missed, he'd have some bitching there too. Damn, can't make this shit up, can we?
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Agreed, game's over at that point. Much ado about nothing. If he had gone for it and missed, he'd have some bitching there too. Damn, can't make this shit up, can we?
Don't the good teams do everything possible to win, even if the probability of success is low? Yes, maybe the Steelers would not have gotten either two-point conversion, but it's desperation time. You do whatever it takes. Otherwise, Tomlin shouldn't be giving speeches about how the Steelers are "competitors."
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Default Re: Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

Lol! Dumb. If it's that big of a deal, use a "regular play".
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Don't the good teams do everything possible to win, even if the probability of success is low? Yes, maybe the Steelers would not have gotten either two-point conversion, but it's desperation time. You do whatever it takes. Otherwise, Tomlin shouldn't be giving speeches about how the Steelers are "competitors."
Sometime you have to admit it when you get your ass kicked.
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Default Re: Tomlin on why he didn't go for a 2pt-conversion

You can't say it was because the game was over and then in the same breath say "we are competitors" and leave your QB in the game after he just missed three weeks with an injury. By leaving Ben in the game it shows me that Tomlin thought there was at least a marginal chance of winning the game. His reason for not going for two therefore makes no sense.

Anyways, he's never said it was because he thought the game was over. He's basically saying that he didn't want to show his two point conversion plays in a game where it might not make a difference. He wanted to save them for a better opportunity. All he is doing by saying that is saving face because we could have used any play in the playbook to at least make an effort for the 2 and saved the "A+" plays for another time later in the season.
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