Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
BlitzburghRockCity
Banned
 
BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Central PA.
Posts: 8,144
Gender: Male
Member Number: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post You cant blame this one on the coaches...

Wiz called a great game IMO, and cowhers decision to kick it away w/ about 3:30 to go and put the onus on our defense to come up big was the right call. We had the game plan, especially having Ben come out throwing..no way the Bengals expected that and it showed.

It came down to simple execution. We couldnt overcome the fumbles, the interceptions, and the protection breakdowns at the wrong time to convert all the opportunities we had to win. Ben had a career day, the WR's and TE's all stepped up, but you just cant shoot yourself in the foot, and please tell me when was the last time a Steeler team fumbled 4 times and through 3 picks all in the same game. Cowher preaches taking care of the football and not beating yourself, unfortunately today thats exactly what happened.
BlitzburghRockCity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 11:21 PM   #2
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 39,856
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 2,145
Thanked 9,515 Times in 3,963 Posts
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

last week....yes. this week...absolutely not. i thought the steelers couldve gotten away with passing on every 1st down though. i dont think more than 1-2 running play on 1st down even worked. passing was pretty good on 1st down. playcalling didnt give up a 90 yd k.o. return, and the 3 int and 3 forced fumbles comes down to protecting the ball on the field=execution.
tony hipchest is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
Iron City Hangover
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 271
Member Number: 732
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

But Cowher made mistakes in Indy and Baltimore that would have virtually made these mistakes meaningless in this game. You would have still been in the lead.
__________________
Meine Augen sind offen.
Iron City Hangover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 11:24 PM   #4
Prosdo
Banned
 
Prosdo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,326
Gender: Female
Member Number: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

This game definitely didn't fall on the coaches
Prosdo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 11:39 PM   #5
Koopa
Living Legend
 
Koopa's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Third Coast Born, That Mean I'm Texas Raised
Posts: 3,439
Gender: Male
Member Number: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

i blame this game on special teams
Koopa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 11:43 PM   #6
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 39,856
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 2,145
Thanked 9,515 Times in 3,963 Posts
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron City Hangover
But Cowher made mistakes in Indy and Baltimore that would have virtually made these mistakes meaningless in this game. You would have still been in the lead.
i think thats why he titled the threAD: "you cant blame this one on the coaches" meaning todays game
tony hipchest is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2005, 11:53 PM   #7
Iron City Hangover
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 271
Member Number: 732
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest
i think thats why he titled the threAD: "you cant blame this one on the coaches" meaning todays game
Which is why I posted, I didn't agree. Cowher is the end result of responsibility for how his team plays. You coach the mentality of not making mistakes. Costly mistakes were made. Cowher is beginning to become a liability.
__________________
Meine Augen sind offen.
Iron City Hangover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 12:02 AM   #8
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 39,856
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 2,145
Thanked 9,515 Times in 3,963 Posts
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

ultimately every loss is the steelers fault. it wasnt the dolphins or 49ers out there. but sure, pin it on cowher, or ben, willie, hines, rooney whoever. cowher will gladly accept the responsibitity and perhaps you can coach them when he is fired. otherwise i agree with blitzburgh that as opposed to last week cowher coached a really good game. bengalfans still have a hardon over hanging with the colts. cowher proved his team could hang with the #2 offense despite his coaching, right?
tony hipchest is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 12:03 AM   #9
figg
Team Captain
Supporter
 
figg's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 747
Member Number: 416
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron City Hangover
Which is why I posted, I didn't agree. Cowher is the end result of responsibility for how his team plays. You coach the mentality of not making mistakes. Costly mistakes were made. Cowher is beginning to become a liability.
How's Andy doing?
__________________
figg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2005, 12:09 AM   #10
24seven
Starter
 
24seven's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Bend
Posts: 510
Gender: Male
Member Number: 525
Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: You cant blame this one on the coaches...

For sure this game was better coached. But making Ben throw 41 times is still not the answer.. I love seeing him pass and he's doing very well with a bum thumb to boot but 3 interceptions were bound to happen with the situation as it was. Maybe a healthy Ben would not have made those mistakes but the INt's he did throw were obvious no no's.. They were more along the lines of bonehead throws than thumb pained mishaps.. But if your gonna make a young qb throw that much it's bound to happen.. All in all though it was a good experience for him and I hope to see more of this in the future.. I think it was a fluke our RB's fumbling like they did and it probably won't happen again but we deffinitely can't rely on Ben to win the game on his own again or we'll still get beat.. If we lose to the Bears it's pretty much a given were done so KICK SOME ASS THIS TIME STEELERS!!!!!!!
24seven is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts