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    ? Can anyone explain Tomlin's decision to accept the 3rd down holding penalty....

    3rd and 21 and the Browns get maybe 12 yards.
    Holding called on the Browns and Tomlin accepts the penalty backing them up and making it 3rd and 31.
    Am I losing it or does this not make any sense?
    So many things could've happened in this scenario giving the Browns and automatic 1st down.
    I'msill shaking my head over this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    3rd and 21 and the Browns get maybe 12 yards.
    Holding called on the Browns and Tomlin accepts the penalty backing them up and making it 3rd and 31.
    Am I losing it or does this not make any sense?
    So many things could've happened in this scenario giving the Browns and automatic 1st down.
    I'msill shaking my head over this...
    That was the worst call ever. The only thing I can think is he trusted his offense so little today, he thought the extra 10 yards might help in some way?

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    No.

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    Even the players on the field were confused.
    Did Tomlin think it was 2nd down?
    Also after every penalty he's screaming out "what number,what number?"
    Mike, they just called out the number are you deaf?
    Tomlin seems to make at least 1 mind-boggling decision each week.
    Is he really just a guy who likes to use big words to make himself look bright?

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    They must've thinking field position since the offense was having trouble moving the ball. But if you're looking past all the turnovers, penalties & poor QB to rant on Tomlin then you really are missing the point - the players lost this game with their awful play.
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    The offense stunk today period. He's hoping with a 3rd and 21 the Browns offense does something really bad and the Steelers get a turnover, or another sack moving them back again, he was trying to give his offense that he knew wasn't sustaining a long drive as short a field as possible.

    Getting the ball back with Ben under center, yes it would have been stupid to accept the penalty, but with Batch and the offense today he was trying to help them by taking every yard possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Life View Post
    They must've thinking field position since the offense was having trouble moving the ball. But if you're looking past all the turnovers, penalties & poor QB to rant on Tomlin then you really are missing the point - the players lost this game with their awful play.
    Watching that offense led by Batch , he needed all the yards he could get .

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    But if you're looking past all the turnovers, penalties & poor QB to rant on Tomlin then you really are missing the point
    How the hell could anyone look past the pathetic stink on the field today?
    Rant on Tomlin?
    I pointed out a mind boggling decision by a veteran head coach
    You guys are quick to defend Tomlin.
    This is Tomlin's team and right now this team is consistently playing poorly.

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    I agreed with this call. I was hoping the Browns would either do another predictable run and lose more field position with the 10 yards or have their rookie QB throw downfield and force one into coverage. We needed a big play on DEFENSE and I thought it was worth the risk to try to make something happen.
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    that was so incredibly stupid to accept that penalty. my 14 year old son says, 'dad, why would he accept that penalty, its fourth down and they have to punt to us. what if we get called for a PI the next play and it gives them an automatic first down'?
    tomlin is a f2cking idiot

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