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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wizard View Post
    My point was that you really can't blame the coaches for the team not being prepared. The team was plenty prepared from a coaching standpoint, the players just made a ton of mistakes in that game and that is why we lost.
    Exactly. This isn't Pee Wee football where you have to motivate the kids because they would rather be playing video games. These are professional athletes who have been playing a sport at the highest level for for at least half a decade. Player execution is 99.9% of why we lose games. Coaches are easy scapegoats because most complainers aren't knowledgeable about the game to identify in game player errors and how they impact the outcomes.
    Taking pride in the fact that I'm right so often and he is wrong so often, that Steel Maniac has to have me on "Ignore"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wizard View Post
    My point was that you really can't blame the coaches for the team not being prepared. The team was plenty prepared from a coaching standpoint, the players just made a ton of mistakes in that game and that is why we lost.
    Disagree. How can a player be plenty prepared but make a ton of mistakes? Completely contradictory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Disagree. How can a player be plenty prepared but make a ton of mistakes? Completely contradictory.
    6 words

    The other team gets paid too!
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Disagree. How can a player be plenty prepared but make a ton of mistakes? Completely contradictory.
    Not at all contradictory, humans make mistakes, especially in sports where you have other humans trying to make you make mistakes. You can know what an opponent is going to do and still get beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Buchsbaum View Post
    Disagree, A coaches job is to make sure his players are prepared, ready to go with adjustments if necessary . No we were not prepares or focuses. Did you see the listless performances during out 1-5 slide to end the season?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ yes falls on Coaches on being ready!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ yes falls on Coaches on being ready!!
    Not enough hand holding and hoping really, really hard that things go well. Or maybe they just didn't want it bad enough or wish hard enough.



    Kidding aside, preparation is important. Especially for young guys.

    But don't you think guys that have been in the league for more than a decade (Ben, Pouncey, Heyward) know how to get ready for games by now?

    How much more practicing did Pouncey need not to snap it feet over a 6'5" QB? He's probably been preparing and practicing how to snap footballs for 20 years or so. **** like that is just bad execution.

    And even if we concede that the DJ pick wasn't on Ben, the first one is a brain fart. Two turnovers on the first three drives on bad plays from veteran leaders isn't how you start a successful playoff game.

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    When a team captain says they weren't ready for the game, I don't know how you can say otherwise;
    https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/20...0-cam-heyward/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    When a team captain says they weren't ready for the game, I don't know how you can say otherwise;
    https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/20...0-cam-heyward/
    I wish Cam spent more time getting ready for that game and / or executing on the field.

    It's not surprising that when choosing between the options of "I sucked on that day" and "I wasn't prepared on that day" players choose the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    When a team captain says they weren't ready for the game, I don't know how you can say otherwise;
    https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/20...0-cam-heyward/
    semantics..

    I don’t think his words matter when you get beat like that.

    I personally believe when you have a turnover to start the game on the FIRST play and then follow it up with turnovers on 3 of the next 4 drives its hard for a D to stay up.

    Its hard for players to say they got their azz beat. Heyward is older, Ben and Pouncey as well. Unfortunately I think some of these vets will never be prepared for these young guys. Pouncey accepted it and retired.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    When a team captain says they weren't ready for the game, I don't know how you can say otherwise;
    https://steelerswire.usatoday.com/20...0-cam-heyward/
    Your confusing a player not coming ready to play and a coach not giving them the tools they need. If Ben came out not focused how in the world is that the coach's fault. Veterans like Ben and Pouncy need the coach to get them focused for a playoff game? Come on! Its NFL players job to come ready to play.

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