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steelerkeylargo
02-07-2011, 12:18 PM
1) Key Fox's personal foul put us athe the 11 instead of the 22. Huge.

2) Ben was locked into Mike Wallace on the last 2 throws and didnt see Heath Miller open on both throws in the excact same spot. Wide open and would have been first downs and out of bounds to stop the clock.

3)Horrible use of our 2nd timeout on defense.

Steelers>NFL
02-07-2011, 12:26 PM
1) Key Fox's personal foul put us athe the 11 instead of the 22. Huge.

2) Ben was locked into Mike Wallace on the last 2 throws and didnt see Heath Miller open on both throws in the excact same spot. Wide open and would have been first downs and out of bounds to stop the clock.

3)Horrible use of our 2nd timeout on defense.

That last drive was the worst drive of the whole season. Such a shame it came down that.
They could have at least moved the ball and make the game more interesting to the very end. But Ben was a lost cause by then.

Crash
02-07-2011, 12:35 PM
Yeah he was a lost cause. I guess that 15 yarder to Miller didn't happen right?

The mistake he made on that drive was not waiting for Moore to release on 3rd down.

steelerkeylargo
02-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Yeah he was a lost cause. I guess that 15 yarder to Miller didn't happen right?

The mistake he made on that drive was not waiting for Moore to release on 3rd down.

You cant put together a game winning drive with one 15 yarder. Go back and watch it. Ben is LOCKED in on Wallace on two plays down the seams heavily covered. Miller is wide open on two routes for first downs where he can easily walk out of bounds to stop the clock.

BradshawsHairdresser
02-07-2011, 09:38 PM
Yeah he was a lost cause. I guess that 15 yarder to Miller didn't happen right?

The mistake he made on that drive was not waiting for Moore to release on 3rd down.

You cant put together a game winning drive with one 15 yarder. Go back and watch it. Ben is LOCKED in on Wallace on two plays down the seams heavily covered. Miller is wide open on two routes for first downs where he can easily walk out of bounds to stop the clock.
Yep.

On that last drive, Ben played like he was rattled. In an interview after the game, he indicated he didn't know he had a timeout left.

JTP53609
02-07-2011, 09:48 PM
i may be the minority, but that last drive upset me as much as any turnover or play of the defense...if Ben did not know we had a timeout left than that is bad on his part and the coaches for not letting him know.
A 2 minute offense should be executed nicely in the preseason let alone in the super bowl. I could not believe the confusion, lack of intensity and overall performance, I thought for sure we would at least do what we did with the Jets in the regular season and make it to at least into the redzone.

I love ever Steeler player as much today as I did yesterday ( I say player not person, because I dont know them personally)

DHSF
02-07-2011, 09:51 PM
I think that Wallace told Ben he wanted to be "the man" just like 'tone was in last drive in Superbowl XLIII. I saw Ben talking to him after he overthrew him on 3rd down. I bet he told him it is coming to you.

ter1230_4
02-07-2011, 09:53 PM
It was bad enough that the Steelers had to burn two second half timeouts because they weren't ready and/or confused, Tomlin compounded the problem by not using the final timeout when the Packers 3rd and goal play failed. There was 2:50 on the clock, but instead of using the TO the Steelers let the Packers bleed another 40 seconds off the clock (or nearly 25% of the remaining time at that point). In a hurry up offense a team should be able tp get at least two plays off in 40 seconds, which is better than a timeout in my opinion. I would much rather have started the final drive with 2:37 left and no timeouts remaining. Tomlin does a lot of things well, but clock management is just not one of them.

NorthCoast
02-07-2011, 09:57 PM
I just wonder if we will hear that Ben was partially concussed after the blow earlier in the game. It took him a while to come to his senses after the hit and I wonder if he just was not feeling right the rest of the game. Of course, he and maybe the team would never admit it, since it was the last game of the season, you play through the injury.

Mel Blount's G
02-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Strange. He seemed to be rattled, nervous, on edge...whatever....right from the opening drive, with it's multiple bad throws, right through to that last drive, that left most of us Steeler fans stunned by the uncharacteristic fizzle-out look of our offense in tat situation He just never did seem to get into his Ben-zone as he usually does. Someone on here suggested he played with a concussion. I can't vouch for that but his spastic play surely appeared to some to be a result of a degree of brain trauma. Even Ben being locked into one guy and missing an open Heath is uncharacteristic.

I'll also add that I felt Capers should be credited with putting together a good anti-Ben-magic game plan and his players did a good job executing their assignments imo

Steelers>NFL
02-08-2011, 08:44 AM
Strange. He seemed to be rattled, nervous, on edge...whatever....right from the opening drive, with it's multiple bad throws, right through to that last drive, that left most of us Steeler fans stunned by the uncharacteristic fizzle-out look of our offense in tat situation He just never did seem to get into his Ben-zone as he usually does. Someone on here suggested he played with a concussion. I can't vouch for that but his spastic play surely appeared to some to be a result of a degree of brain trauma. Even Ben being locked into one guy and missing an open Heath is uncharacteristic.

I'll also add that I felt Capers should be credited with putting together a good anti-Ben-magic game plan and his players did a good job executing their assignments imo

Ben for the most part does not do well in the biggest stage of all - the SB.
Out of three SBs, he played badly for 2-1/2 games.
But at the same time, they made the SBs with the help of Ben's play in the reg. season and the playoffs. So we'll have to live with what we have. I was hoping this SB was to be his "breakout game" in the SB. But was not the case. With the way the whole season started last offseason to now, maybe it was fitting to him to play badly in the last game.
Here's hope he has a nice offseason, and start fresh.
We all know God-dell was praying that he does not have to hand the Lombardi trophy to the Steelers.