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4th Down and.....

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by burghfan58, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. burghfan58

    burghfan58 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    The play calls on 3rd or 4th down and .... have been horrific! Normally, you would be coaching the receiver and chewing him out for not going to at least the first down marker. Ben is throwing passes at the line of scrimmage 4 and 5 yards short of the first down marker. No way to avoid extending the series with that strategy.
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  2. bleednblackngold

    bleednblackngold Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    I agree. Especially on 4th downs. How many times are we going to throw it quick behind the sticks on 4th down? Not sure if that's the play call or Ben though? He seems to have such a priority on getting ball out quickly that he does it reflexively in the wrong situation.
  3. Marvology

    Marvology Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Was it the playcall, the protection, or where Ben threw it?
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  4. lewisha

    lewisha Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Well, seeing as how there are usually 3-4 receivers running routes either past the 1st down marker/ into the end zone, and Ben reads blitz when the defense drops out into umbrella coverage, it's Ben. He make s pre-snap read, and thinks more defenders will be in the backfield, as opposed to dropping back in coverage, and dumps it off.
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  5. steel_ben7

    steel_ben7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2015
    What’s even more maddening about this is when Ben and Tomlin are asked about these 4th down calls and decisions to punt and what not both give absolute horse **** answers and say they don’t remember the plays or whatever other lame excuse they can think of and that’s just simply not good enough out of these two guys both Ben and Tomlin. Tomlin has been completely gutless in these last two games on 4th down in the 4th quarter with time management. And we continue to hear the same answers and same crap after every game and you know they absolutely nothing is going to change with Tomlin and this team.
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