Tomlin's reason for attempting 54-yarder
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin decided on allowing Shaun Suisham to try a what-would-have-been a career long 54-yard field goal.
Suisham missed, the Titans got good field position and Rob Bironas kicked the game-winner a minute later.
This is what Tomlin had to say about the decision:
Was there debate?
"There was but he banged the other one before that pretty clean so I decided to give him a shot at it. I will take responsibility for the miss."
Was there a concern during the timeout that you might've iced you own kicker?
"Not at all. It was a clock stoppage. Shaun (Suisham) is a mentally tough guy. I didnít want the play clock to run down. We wanted to have a good, clean discussion about our options. He banged the previous one pretty good. We decided to give him a shot at it."
I think it's even a sadder bit of commentary that the Steelers needed a 54 yard FG at the end to beat the Tennessee a$$-clowns, playing with their second string QB (vet or not - he is not their starter and would not have played except for injury). This team looked bad last night, real bad. This was just the crap icing on the garbage cupcake.
That ^^ . The problem wasn't the kick, or the decision whether to kick or not. It was that we were in this position at all.
Originally Posted by Ghost
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
I thought we were finally out of that ballpark. Thanks for bringing the collective intelligence of the board down a few notches.
Originally Posted by stopplayn
It's the NFL and those types of games can happen any week. It doesn't matter if it's the team with the best record in the league vs a team with the worst record in the league.
Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
Another case of inconsistency in play. There have been holes for the RBs, they just are not seeing them every time.
Originally Posted by Steel Life