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August 16th, 2014, 7:30pmET

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View Poll Results: Fault for loss?
Arians 5 12.20%
LeBeau 3 7.32%
Tomlin 1 2.44%
O-Line 1 2.44%
Batch 0 0%
Reed 9 21.95%
Ravens just outplayed the Steelers 4 9.76%
Everyone 9 21.95%
Patriots suck 6 14.63%
Other 3 7.32%
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Who's fault was it the Steelers lost?

Reading posts, it seasons everyone has completely different opinions on the matter, even analysts and so called 'experts' have differen't views, but if you had to chose, who gets the blame?
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who's fault was it the Steelers lost?

Everyone had a blemish throughout the game... Reed missing FGs, the offense not moving the ball (other than the long drive), penalties, some questionable play calling (lots of 50 yard bombs), defense letting up that TD to the now 'elite' Flacco (good one, John Clayton)...

I can't pick one single facet that can take sole blame on this one. I'm happy to see that they proved the Ravens to be completely beatable, though.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who's fault was it the Steelers lost?

Well, this could go a couple of ways.If 2 field goals made (which were pretty far) some will say Reed should have made. Charlie didnt get the first down on the last drive to run clock out. Arians didnt call good plays to keep the drives going......Hmmm i guess another team effort maybe the cause!
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who's fault was it the Steelers lost?

they lost as a team, so i voted everybody
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Who's fault was it the Steelers lost?

this was the definition of a team loss. the offense couldn't move the ball enough and had a chance to ice the game but couldn't get it done. the defense had a chance to end the games with under a minute left, but couldn't come up with a stop. Reed missed a couple kicks (although they weren't easy by any means). each phase of the game; offense, defense, and special teams had opportunities to win the game, but didn't get it done.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:56 PM   #6
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My vote is for everyone, and here's why:

1. Special teams - Reed missed 2 field goals. Sure the wind, but they were still missed.
2. Offense. Run, run, pass, punt etc etc etc. It was a conservative approach, but had we taken a chance, well who knows.
3. Defense (but not as unjust as some others think). Troy was missing last year. He is back this year. He blitzed on the last play. BMac got burned, they scored. Once again, Troy was the playmaker we were missing last year. We should have left him in the secondary to make a play!
4. Everyone - The penalties were crucial.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:03 PM   #7
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The Patriots suck...that is always the best option.

Were I given two votes though, I would say that this was a complete team loss. Everybody had their hand in losing yesterday.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Who's fault was it the Steelers lost?

Everyone! As everyone said above. That being said I give the Ravens some credit as well, their defense played well, especially their secondary. Flacco avoided mistakes for the most part.

To me the overall killer for this game were the two drives after the turnovers. 5 total yards and zero points to show for those turnovers. Those two drives are where Big Ben would have been a difference maker in this game. 10 more yards on the drive after turnover #2 and Reeds kick squeeks inside the upright, or hits and and deflects in.

Oh well, shoulda coulda woulda. Steelers are still looking like a superbowl caliber team even in defeat. Everyone is high on the Ravens but are convienently forgetting how they looked in weeks 1-3. And if John Clayton called Flacco elite he is a damn idiot... Flacco looked average and benefitted from no pressure and soft coverage. A late TD pass to a wide open guy that's 10 feet tall doesn't make you elite.
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Who's Fault? Everyone but the Ratbirds. Now they will claim that they came into our house and beat up on the mighty Stillers. Our injury report says that did not happen. Look at their side. RB's lying all over the field. Again, we outhit them. I will not blame the refs because the man in stripes did not miss two makeable FG's. They didn't commit 11 penalties, three while at the goal line with around 1 minute left. They didn't call piss poor prevent D to allow the Ratbirds to get down inside the 20 wtih 40 seconds left. Time was never a factor which is why we should have thrown on 1st down when they put 11 in the box knowing that we would not run. Truth be told, this is the most complete TEAM loss just like the previous 3 were TEAM wins. Take comfort Steeler Nation. We all would have bet the farm that we would not be 3-1 after 4 games. I was all ready to blame Ben for a lost season. Now he has a chance to redeem his bad choices. Let's see if he does just that. Charlie was a game manager that helped us to a 3-1 record. A game manager that was somewhat hand cuffed. As it was proven, it takes more than a Game manager to beat the 2nd best D in the league. We get our QB back this week. The Ravens and the rest of the league knows that. Our Team is now pissed and hungry for the next victim. We have a solid RB, a gazelle for a receiver, the best possession WR in the game, a surprizing O Line that is getting better, and THE BEST D. Who doesn't want a 3-1 record. And I have to work in Baltimore so I'll take the blame for this one as well. We win as a team and lose as a team. And just maybe our QB will come back better than ever. How will the league deal with that? Let's polish # 7 folks and shut em all up.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:42 PM   #10
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Fact is, we had the lead, 14-10 with 2:00 to go. No excuse, one first down and it's OVER. Our defense stopped them TWICE.. count them TWICE on the goalline, once on 4th down. All our offense needed to do, was get one first down and the games over. We didn't do that because we beat ourselves with 2 false start penalties, and a holding penalty that gave Baltimore extra field position. Our defense broke, was mentally gassed, and got beat.

We had the game in our grasp, we make that ONE first down after the defense's beautifual goaline stand, we aren't talking about Houshmanterrorists TD catch, OR Jeff Reed's 2 missed field goals. That possession on the 2 yard line told the story and we snatched defeat in the jaws of victory. WE HAD THEM.

I blame the offense for not picking up 10 yards, that set the stage.
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