we won dammit....
we won dammit....
Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
(Ah ah ah ah...)
This team's special teams are an epic disaster... seemingly good for about one long return of some kind a game. Whether it's a coaching issue or a back of roster talent issue or both is to be taken up at a later time, but it has to be taken at this point for what it is: the special teams are atrocious, just like they always are. This must be accounted for in any in game decision making process.
1.22) Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
2.56) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
IMO, the decision was entirely defensible, and potentially even the right one. Anything bad can happen on a runback (it kind of did!), and our defense sucks.
What the decision did was account for the worst case scenario, which pretty much actually happened! ... that GB would get that good runback, and be close enough to tie the game w/ a kick.
We go for 7 ... they have to answer in kind. A much taller task for them. I think the decision was the game winner.
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
for those of you claiming the conditions were bad for a game ending FG attempt, then why didnt tomlin go for 2 after scoring the TD?
1) First ballot HOF, ROTY
2) All Pro first year, first round talent that fell to us in second
3) Starter for years to come, cant believe he fell
4) Absolute steal of draft, 2nd round grade
5) Back up at first then starter for 10 years
6) Incredible depth and ST demon
7) Amazing value, shoulda went 3 rounds earlier
I was getting txts from friends saying.... "What the hell is your HC doing? Why didn't he take a knee and run out the clock" .... I get it and it's definitely logical. You could make a legit argument in both cases.