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pitfan31
12-09-2012, 08:38 PM
I normally just read and not post but I had to express my frustration/curiosity/wtf. With 6:07 left in the game we cut the lead to 18pts. By not "attempting" a two point conversion to make it only a two possession game, we basically lost all opportunity to win this game. I think Tomlin does a great job in some areas of coaching but his game/time management has never been very good. Not to attempt a 2 pt conversion, to make it a 2 possession game instead of a 3 possession game with only 6 min left, is a huge mistake by the coaching staff and there is no excuse for such a poor call/decision.

BradshawsHairdresser
12-09-2012, 08:47 PM
I normally just read and not post but I had to express my frustration/curiosity/wtf. With 6:07 left in the game we cut the lead to 18pts. By not "attempting" a two point conversion to make it only a two possession game, we basically lost all opportunity to win this game. I think Tomlin does a great job in some areas of coaching but his game/time management has never been very good. Not to attempt a 2 pt conversion, to make it a 2 possession game instead of a 3 possession game with only 6 min left, is a huge mistake by the coaching staff and there is no excuse for such a poor call/decision.
More and more, I'm thinking that Mike is just not as smart as I used to think he was.

Either that, or he didn't really think this team could come back anyway.

feltdizz
12-09-2012, 09:00 PM
We weren't winning today... it didn't matter

Steelhere10
12-09-2012, 09:04 PM
I agree it was no coming back, So why waste the plays.

pittpete
12-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Here is Tomlin's reasoning http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/12/tomlin-says-he-didnt-go-for-two-points-because-he-wanted-to-keep-plays-in-his-pocket/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers +Depot+Blog%29

Mike, here's a play.
You have a 6'5 WR you just signed, how about a fade.
Can you put that in your playbook?

Flasteel
12-09-2012, 09:30 PM
I normally just read and not post but I had to express my frustration/curiosity/wtf. With 6:07 left in the game we cut the lead to 18pts. By not "attempting" a two point conversion to make it only a two possession game, we basically lost all opportunity to win this game. I think Tomlin does a great job in some areas of coaching but his game/time management has never been very good. Not to attempt a 2 pt conversion, to make it a 2 possession game instead of a 3 possession game with only 6 min left, is a huge mistake by the coaching staff and there is no excuse for such a poor call/decision.

I was okay with the 4th and 1 call, but this was completely inexcusable.

pitfan31
12-09-2012, 09:33 PM
I was wondering about his reasoning. Thx for the link PittPete. His reason/excuse maybe worse than the actual call to kick the extra point instesad of going for two

srk173
12-09-2012, 11:14 PM
On the first touchdown there was a penalty on the d as well. Mike the genius decides to use it on the kick off instead of go for two from the 1. If we only have a few plays for 4th and 1 from the 1 this team is in more trouble than originally thought. The guy that says there's no excuses has an excuse of not wanting to put plays on film. I got it, lets never go for 2 unless it is in the superbowl down by 24 with 3 minutes to go.

sorry in advance for the rant/sarcasm.

lloydroid
12-09-2012, 11:20 PM
Better to keep your mouth shut and thought maybe a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

BradshawsHairdresser
12-10-2012, 09:57 AM
Here is Tomlin's reasoning http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/12/tomlin-says-he-didnt-go-for-two-points-because-he-wanted-to-keep-plays-in-his-pocket/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers +Depot+Blog%29



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Jooser
12-10-2012, 10:12 AM
I personally think he had already thrown in the towel (no pun). Otherwise, why do you not do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. This game couldn't end quickly enough for Mike and company, they just wanted out of there.

D Rock
12-10-2012, 10:54 AM
I think Tomlin suffers from the Barack Obama syndrome - speaks well, has a bunch of nice catch phrases, but can't back up the words with actions.

flippy
12-10-2012, 11:06 AM
I think Tomlin suffers from the Barack Obama syndrome - speaks well, has a bunch of nice catch phrases, but can't back up the words with actions.

There's a lot of similarities between being a DC in Minny and a Community Organizer in Chicago.

Barrack's dad is from Kenya. Mike's dad played football in Canada.

They both have weird middle names - Hussein and Pettaway.

I can just hear it now....Mikey it's time for dinner, put your Pettaway and wash your hands.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-10-2012, 12:02 PM
I personally think he had already thrown in the towel (no pun). Otherwise, why do you not do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. This game couldn't end quickly enough for Mike and company, they just wanted out of there.

I agree, there is absolutely no reason not to go for 2 in that situation. You didn't want to show your hand? Then just line up and try to power the ball in from the 2, what have you got to lose? If you don't get in it is 34-16 instead of 34-17. Same difference.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-10-2012, 12:02 PM
I think Tomlin suffers from the Barack Obama syndrome - speaks well, has a bunch of nice catch phrases, but can't back up the words with actions.

I generally don't like to mix the conversation of sports with politics, but this is damn funny!! :D

steelz09
12-10-2012, 12:20 PM
Here is Tomlin's reasoning http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/12/tomlin-says-he-didnt-go-for-two-points-because-he-wanted-to-keep-plays-in-his-pocket/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers +Depot+Blog%29

Mike, here's a play.
You have a 6'5 WR you just signed, how about a fade.
Can you put that in your playbook?

Seriously.

Tomlin's reasoning is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. I can't believe Tomlin whom normally is savvy with the media actually said what he did. Is he taking PR lessons from Mike Wallace?

Could you imagine if he said that in a LA, NY, Philly, DC media market? He would be getting absolutely crushed right now.

Slapstick
12-10-2012, 01:08 PM
I think Tomlin suffers from the Barack Obama syndrome - speaks well, has a bunch of nice catch phrases, but can't back up the words with actions.

Just like Obama, he speaks well and has a bunch of nice phrases...but everyone who is supposed to do their jobs just screws the pooch...

ikestops85
12-10-2012, 05:56 PM
He wanted to keep his plays in his pocket? :wft I've got a play for him. Why not send the kicking team out on the field. Then when the ball is snapped have Butler toss a blind lateral over his head to Sushi who then runs for ... oh, wait. We might have used that one. :HeadBanger

steelz09
12-10-2012, 09:23 PM
He wanted to keep his plays in his pocket? :wft I've got a play for him. Why not send the kicking team out on the field. Then when the ball is snapped have Butler toss a blind lateral over his head to Sushi who then runs for ... oh, wait. We might have used that one. :HeadBanger

hahaha... I couldn't help but think about that play when I read Tomlin's comments.

I'm still in shock about his "reasonings". It's freakin' moronic.