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    Not going for 2 is beyond comprehension

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitfan31 View Post
    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.

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    We weren't winning today... it didn't matter

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    I agree it was no coming back, So why waste the plays.
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    Here is Tomlin's reasoning [url]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_campaig n=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers+Depot+Blog %29[/url]

    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?
    I wish people would/could leave politics out of a Steelers Football Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    Here is Tomlin's reasoning [URL="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_campaig n=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers+Depot+Blog %29"]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_campaig n=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers+Depot+Blog %29[/URL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    Here is Tomlin's reasoning [URL]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_campaig n=Feed%3A+SteelersDepotBlog+%28Steelers+Depot+Blog %29[/URL]

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitfan31 View Post
    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.


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    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

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    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.

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