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flippy
11-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Most of what I post is never serious. Please don't take it as so.

When I suggested a Fake FG in chat, I wasn't serious.

Please don't ever listen to me again Mr T.

I especially over exaggerate everything in chat. Chat is an instant gut over reaction. It's intense. I blurt out senseless stuff.

I don't drink, but I post in chat like I do. Sometimes when you take my advice, I think you're drinking during the game.

I realize I make it impossible to read what I'm really thinking because sometimes I'm serious and sometimes I'm not. And I don't differentiate the 2 very well because I'm not so good with written words.

If it sounds rational, take it as rational. Although sometimes my rational sounds irrational when it's very rational. And that's where it gets confusing.

Whatever, just stop reading my posts in chat, Mike Tomlin. It will ruin your coaching career.

Captain Lemming
11-05-2012, 10:16 AM
I think he learned his lesson, I doubt he will EVER listen to you again. :)

Eich
11-05-2012, 10:20 AM
I actually think I went through the same thought process as Mike Tomczak last night (anyone catch the announcer saying Tomczak?!!). First I thought "Go for it". Then I thought "Take the FG". Then I thought "Perfect time to fake the FG". But then I thought "take the 3 points".

Looking back, it worked out the best way it could have. If we had kicked the FG and tied it up, who knows what kind of field position the Giants would've ended up with after the kickoff. With the fake FG, we either get a 1st down, get a TD or put the Giants in horrible field position. Not a bad move.

Djfan
11-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Flippy, huh? Are you new around here?

bostonsteeler
11-05-2012, 10:32 AM
I dont disagree with going for it on fourth. Under the circumstances it was the right thing to do in retrospect.

I just disagree with how they went about it. They should've done it with Ben under center, and either had a QB sneak or given it to Redman.

Captain Lemming
11-05-2012, 11:24 AM
I dont disagree with going for it on fourth. Under the circumstances it was the right thing to do in retrospect.

I just disagree with how they went about it. They should've done it with Ben under center, and either had a QB sneak or given it to Redman.

Yes, the defense is so compressed, and the play starts so deep. Everyone only job is to go after the ball and you think you can run it in from 10 yards deep?

msp26505
11-05-2012, 11:27 AM
I especially over exaggerate everything in chat. Chat is an instant gut over reaction. It's intense. I blurt out senseless stuff.

I don't think I'd limit this to just chat.

But it is one of the things that makes you so entertaining.

RuthlessBurgher
11-05-2012, 01:42 PM
In chat, I called for a QB sneak there on 4th and 1, and I stand by that.

fordfixer
11-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Most of what I post is never serious. Please don't take it as so.

When I suggested a Fake FG in chat, I wasn't serious.

Please don't ever listen to me again Mr T.

I especially over exaggerate everything in chat. Chat is an instant gut over reaction. It's intense. I blurt out senseless stuff.
Yes Mike be like the rest of us we quit listening to flippy years ago:p

hawaiiansteel
11-05-2012, 04:17 PM
I don't drink, but I post in chat like I do.

maybe you should consider starting, might help to balance you out...:D

flippy
11-05-2012, 04:37 PM
I don't think I'd limit this to just chat.



You're probably right. I'm always a little off (or on depending on how you choose to look at it).

It just feels like my overreactions are most extreme in chat. And I can't type as fast as I think. If we ever get to that point, you guys are in for a treat. Based on some of the stuff I read from some of yinz, I think you share my in game tourette's.

flippy
11-05-2012, 04:39 PM
maybe you should consider starting, might help to balance you out...:D

i have before and it has the complete opposite effect on me.

hawaiiansteel
11-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Upon Further Review: Steelers

NOV 5
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

Revisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 24-20 win at the New York Giants:

The Steelers' Mike Tomlin tied Chuck Knox as the fourth-fastest to reach 60 victories among coaches who began their careers since 1970. Tomlin notched the milestone win 88 games, which is faster than Bill Cowher (90 games).

But Sunday's game was far from Tomlin's finest moment as a coach. Down by three to the Giants in the fourth quarter, Tomlin called for a fake field goal on fourth-and-1. The risky decision -- which involved flipping the ball to kicker Shaun Suisham for a run to the right -- resulted in a 1-yard loss and could've cost Pittsburgh the game.

Instead, the Steelers' defense forced the Giants to punt from the 7-yard line after that failed trickery. Ben Roethlisberger then led the Steelers on a winning 51-yard touchdown drive that got Tomlin off the hook.

"I took a shot and the guys backed my play like I knew they would and I appreciate that," Tomlin said. "They overcame bad coaching sometimes and that's on me."

Tomlin has done a great coaching job this season, keeping the Steelers from falling apart after disappointing road losses and a run of injuries. But he didn't need to take such a gamble in the fourth quarter when the Steelers had just regained the momentum.

STAT THAT STICKS: 88.9 -- Roethlisberger's completion rate on third downs against the Giants. He completed 8 of 9 passes on third downs, averaging 10.3 yards per attempt and throwing one touchdown.

OVERHEARD: "I saw a lot of NFL superstar millionaires sleeping on the floor pregame in the hotel [lobby] with rolled-up shirts as pillows. But, hey, football's football. You put the ball down on the grass, and we'll play." Linebacker Larry Foote told USA Today on the Steelers arriving hours before kickoff Sunday to play at the Giants.

WHAT'S NEXT: The Steelers (5-3) play host to the last-place Chiefs (1-7) on "Monday Night Football." Pittsburgh is 0-2 in prime-time games this season.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/58379/upon-further-review-steelers-22

DukieBoy
11-05-2012, 08:29 PM
You're probably right. I'm always a little off (or on depending on how you choose to look at it).

It just feels like my overreactions are most extreme in chat. And I can't type as fast as I think. If we ever get to that point, you guys are in for a treat. Based on some of the stuff I read from some of yinz, I think you share my in game tourette's.

Chat is cathartic and often humorous, much cameraderie, full of spirit, never zen-like. And the book reviews are interesting.

I get finger tourettes when I try to type chat on my Nook.

Djfan
11-06-2012, 12:37 AM
And the book reviews are interesting.



Nicely played.

flippy
11-06-2012, 06:12 AM
I finally figured out what was in my sub conscience when I said go for the fake field goal.

Tomlin needed to send a signal to his D and the rest of the NFL, I trust you guys. So much so that I can afford to be nonchalant in my calls cause I know you guys will back me up.

It was the complete opposite of going for it on 4th down at our own 30 yard line.

That call may have been the dumbest call ever, but it was brilliantly played. It was simply a call to motivate.

RuthlessBurgher
11-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Tomlin should have tried running Suisham last year when he sucked and none of us would have minded if he got hurt.

This year, though, Sushi's money, and now Tomlin risks injury to our kicker by giving him a goal line carry as a running back.

papillon
11-06-2012, 01:49 PM
Tomlin should have tried running Suisham last year when he sucked and none of us would have minded if he got hurt.

This year, though, Sushi's money, and now Tomlin risks injury to our kicker by giving him a goal line carry as a running back.

I don't understand why teams use a freakin punter to be the holder. Why not the backup quarterback, then if you want to fake you at least have a player that is capable of making an NFL type pass to a receiver. Using the punter as the holder is like having teats on a boar, useless.

Pappy

ikestops85
11-06-2012, 07:11 PM
I don't understand why teams use a freakin punter to be the holder. Why not the backup quarterback, then if you want to fake you at least have a player that is capable of making an NFL type pass to a receiver. Using the punter as the holder is like having teats on a boar, useless.

Pappy

I also thought that Pappy. When we had Dixon as a backup QB I always wanted them to use him as a holder.

Now to further embarass myself I called for that fake as soon as the FG team ran on to the field. :oops: I thought there was no way the Giants would be looking for it. I guess that's the reason I am sitting in my recliner on Sunday afternoons instead of being on a football field. :lol: