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Old 01-06-2008, 12:23 AM   #21
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The steelers playing 60 minutes is squarely on the head coach. This is what the HC's job is to motivate and get palyers to play for him. The only good news is that he will get better.
No.

The players playing 60 minutes is squarely on the players. You get paid millions... Go out and play.

Was that a bad series of calls? yes. But I have never liked that.

However.... How many of you were happy with Cowher when HE called the same types of plays, because that was EXACTLY A COWHER SERIES!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:24 AM   #22
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the problem was that the play had zero chance of getting a first down. ben just doesnt have the speed to run a designed run play and pick up 6 yards on that. a RB draw play had a better chance of getting 6 yards than that. a wr screen would have probably been the best bet. at least you get it in the hands of a fast guy and have a chance to pick up some blocks against DBs rather than linebackers and linemen.
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Steeldude- I would like to commend you on starting this thread because this and this only is the reason the Steelers lost this game. We are notoriously known to do this as a team and everytime it bits us in the ass. KUDOS to you!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:27 AM   #24
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"Good teams find ways to win, poor teams find ways to lose" ... too many times this year the Steelers have scored late and instead of running out the clock through agressive passing/running, all they do is go three-and-out expecting a weakened and often injury riddled defense to win the game.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:30 AM   #25
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If you go down swinging, the fans will be a lot more forgiving than if you lose playing it safe.
Steeler fans still hold a grudge against Cowher for that 4th down shovel pass against the Chargers in the 1994 AFCC.

Like I said, there's a fine line between being a goat and a hero. You guys want to look at the possible successes of passing the ball on that play. But don't look at the possible failures.
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Default RUN, RUN, RUN....

Why after all night long we had not run the ball well did Arians decide to run 3 times in a row? Why give the ball back to the Jags with lots of time left and good field position?

It just doesn't make much sense to me. Yes our D did well tonight but that was against 3 downs the Jags were going to be playing all 4 downs....

I am disgusted with Arians

Oh btw hello everyone I am brand spanking new to the website and hope to be discussing the best damn team in the league more in the future.
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Head Coach Tomlin???? NO SACK, dont be scared this is for coaches who want to win. Cant win in this league like that.... Yeah F as in Fired
Get a grip.
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Head Coach Tomlin???? NO SACK, dont be scared this is for coaches who want to win. Cant win in this league like that.... Yeah F as in Fired
interesting, so you registered to say a rookie coach should be fired after a 10-7 season
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Sorry excuse for a Head Coach, Rooney's screwed that one up.
Maybe they should have hired you, eh, Einstrein?
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By far, one of the worst calls I've ever seen. That stupid end zone fade on the second 2 point try was a pretty close second.
Agree .... that whole sequence suffered from lack of creativity ... prior to the eventual touchdown, they ran the same play twice to the right almost resulting in an interception. Then, once they finally managed to score, they throw a floater which had no chance from the minute it left ben's hands.

However, the 3rd and six will stick with me all summer ... bonehead of a call ... little if any success on the ground, all of the success came via the air, and they try a QB run?????

Even Madden expected a "quick release short pass"
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