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Old 01-24-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default 3rd and 6 - Tomlin vs Cowher

I love Cowher's legacy as a Steeler HC but on that last play, he would have called a run while Tomlin went for the kill with the pass. That in a nut shell is the difference between Cowher and Tomlin
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: 3rd and 6 - Tomlin vs Cowher

Greenberg on ESPN was just giving kudos to Tomlin, Roethlisberger, and the staff for making that call:
last week against New England, under very similar circumstances, the Jets ran 3 straight plays
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Default Re: 3rd and 6 - Tomlin vs Cowher

I agree, Cowher would have just run it to Mendenhall up the middle for 2 yards, punted and try to get the defense to get one more stop. Yeah, Tomlin likes to gamble on these type of situations, I give him and Arians a ton of credit for calling a pass play on 3rd down. I am so glad Big Ben got it to Antonio Brown, who knows what would have happened had he dropped that pass & we would have had to punt it away.
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Default Re: 3rd and 6 - Tomlin vs Cowher

Gutsy call - and yes, Cowher would've been conservative: play not to lose.
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Default Re: 3rd and 6 - Tomlin vs Cowher

The Steelers surprised the crap out of me lining up in the spread. Brown learned not to give up on a play and continued to fight thru the LB on the simple drag pattern.
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Default Re: 3rd and 6 - Tomlin vs Cowher

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I agree, Cowher would have just run it to Mendenhall up the middle for 2 yards, punted and try to get the defense to get one more stop. Yeah, Tomlin likes to gamble on these type of situations, I give him and Arians a ton of credit for calling a pass play on 3rd down. I am so glad Big Ben got it to Antonio Brown, who knows what would have happened had he dropped that pass & we would have had to punt it away.
I think Cowher would have never made these calls, but 2nd and 9 to Miller was gutsier than 3rd and 6 to Brown, IMO
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I think Cowher would have never made these calls, but 2nd and 9 to Miller was gutsier than 3rd and 6 to Brown, IMO
Yeah I agree, Cowher would be very conservative in that spot. Yeah, that was a huge catch by Miller, I thought it was almost going to be picked for a second there.
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I love Cowher's legacy as a Steeler HC but on that last play, he would have called a run while Tomlin went for the kill with the pass. That in a nut shell is the difference between Cowher and Tomlin
I agree 100%!

"Martyball" versus "Play to Win"

And that's all that's being talked about today on Mike and Mike; that Ben / Tomlin / Arians decided to play to win as opposed to punting and hoping for the best.

One other thing that nobody's talking about is the pass to Miller before the two-minute warning that put us in that position in the first place. THAT play was in many ways a "gutsier" play than the one to A.B. because if we punted then, the Jets would have had the ball with much more time as well as timeouts.

Not to mention the fact that Ben's pass was a bit behind Miller and Miller had defenders within arm's reach of him. He went back for that ball and snatched it at just the right moment.

So, by comparison (and not to take anything away from A.B.), Miller's play was actually tougher and had more on the line than A.B.'s catch did.
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I agree 100%!

"Martyball" versus "Play to Win"

And that's all that's being talked about today on Mike and Mike; that Ben / Tomlin / Arians decided to play to win as opposed to punting and hoping for the best.

One other thing that nobody's talking about is the pass to Miller before the two-minute warning that put us in that position in the first place. THAT play was in many ways a "gutsier" play than the one to A.B. because if we punted then, the Jets would have had the ball with much more time as well as timeouts.

Not to mention the fact that Ben's pass was a bit behind Miller and Miller had defenders within arm's reach of him. He went back for that ball and snatched it at just the right moment.

So, by comparison (and not to take anything away from A.B.), Miller's play was actually tougher and had more on the line than A.B.'s catch did.
Yep, the ball got their about one second earlier than the defender did and Miller did a great job of getting both hands around the ball.
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Yeah I liked Coach Cowher but there's little doubt to me that he would have ran in that situation. Gutsy call by Coach Tomlin there. I'm real glad we have him.
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