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Old 12-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #21
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Default Re: Onside Kick... Makes sense?

No, that call didn't make sense to me at all. But, we got the "W" in a fanfreakintastic fashion, so, no harm done, eh ?
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:05 PM   #22
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Default Re: Onside Kick... Makes sense?

That is funny. Up by 2 with 4 min. left. You call for the onside kick.

Wow. So you give them the ball virtually in field goal range - to take the lead.

Were only up 2.

Nice.

Okay there...
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:06 PM   #23
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Im gonna go out on a limb and actually say i liked the call......
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #24
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That call may have saved our ass. Pretty much every loss this year was due to the defense allowing opposing teams to methodically move down the field & score with no time for our offense. At least this way, it gave our offense a chance.

Exactly. You wont hear that from the analysts who can't see beyond their hand, but Tomlin was thinking to the final 2 minutes of the game. It allowed us to get the ball last with enough time to win the game.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #25
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Default Re: Onside Kick... Makes sense?

I thought the call made sense we either get the ball back and take time off the clock and score or we let them score quick and put our offense on the field to win the game.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #26
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Default Re: Onside Kick... Makes sense?

It makes as much sense as Bellicheck going for it on 4th and 2 in his own territory against the Colts.

So there you go. I argued actually that it made sense for BB to make that call in the game against the Colts...so I guess that means...

no...it was a dumb call in this game...almost worked...but still....bad call....worked out though...if we kick it deep, they get more time off the clock on their scoring drive, which then means we don't have the time at the end to score with 00:00 on the clock...so like...yeah...it is what it is...
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I'm sorry....in the scheme of things, I STILL say that was a horrible decision to go for the onside kick with the lead....

BUT....it worked out to the point that it looked like it was planned that way all along.

I'm convinced that if we don't do that we lose the game. No doubt in my mind that our D gives up 6+ in a drive and leave Ben and Co. no time to come back.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #28
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I'm convinced that if we don't do that we lose the game. No doubt in my mind that our D gives up 6+ in a drive and leave Ben and Co. no time to come back.
I just don't think it was planned that way. Tomlin didn't come out and say "ok, onside kick, let them score, and have 2 minutes left to win"

I DO think he wanted to get the ball back into Ben's hands....but I think what happened tonight was a miracle he wasn't expecting.

It worked out though....and I'm feeling great!
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I totally agreed with the call when it was attempted and I still agree with it wholeheartedly. Our secondary smells like rotten eggs and Tomlin took a risk. Besides - some of you have been B & M all season about Tomlin not taking risks so I don't want to hear your boo-hooing.
Perhaps the answer is then to take all our secondary guys off the ST's
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:16 PM   #30
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Default Re: Onside Kick... Makes sense?

Terrible call..Might be the worst call i can remember a Steeler coach making. What 1st and 10 at the Steeler 39?
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