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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by NickSteel, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. NickSteel

    NickSteel Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2011
    Something that Tomlin and crew get bashed for a lot here is clock management. They certainly deserve the criticism most of the time, but I need to give them props for last night. We don't have a chance to win that game without all our timeouts on the last drive.

    How often do we have all of them at that point in the game? I would guess almost never.
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  2. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    I was thinking the same thing. I was surprised we actually had all 3 TO's. But obviously the coaches realized we might need them, I just can't figure out why they don't always realize that. I would rather a delay of game penalty than to burn a TO in the 2nd half
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  3. blountforcetrauma

    blountforcetrauma Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    It was easy to keep them since they were letting Landry throw so many imcompletions. Maybe that was part of their clock management strategy??? LOL! Just kidding. We really did seem to manage it ok last night relatively speaking.
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  4. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    FG at 18 seconds was the right call.

    If not for the penalty, there's a 10 second runoff for injury. Depending on when they stop it, might not be enough time left. Just glad it all worked. Too bad Tomlin didn't ask Ben to go in after touchdown.

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    I was gonna start a thread on Tomlin but since you have this one started if you don't mind I would like to pipe in on something. I was very impressed with how our team acted most of the game and you have to give credit to the coaching. If you watched most of the 1st half every time someone from the bunholes tried something our guys were quick you grab each other and get away. Anyone else notice this, now as far as Joey goes not gonna lie I think he set up the Bunholes and they fell into the trap.
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  6. NickSteel

    NickSteel Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2011
    Agreed. I thought all in all our guys did a good job not getting sucked into the shenanigans for the most part. The coaches are a different story Haha.
  7. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    I have been very critical of Tomlin's game and time management this season, but I thought he did well in both respects last night - other than Blake's snap count
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  8. MorrisFoster

    MorrisFoster Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2014
    Tomlin did a great job. A lot of players had the game of their life.
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  9. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    I give credit to Big Ben, toughest QB in the league, if he dosen't come back out we LOSE. If Shazier dosen't get the fumbles we LOSE. If Todman and Tossaint don't have the game of their life we LOSE. Give credit to Tomlin for not doing anything crazy. Still didn't understand why we quit blitzing in the 4th quarter and let them have all day to throw, this could of cost us the game however I give Tomlin credit for trying to keep order with our players versus the more undisciplined, stupid, Bungle players.
  10. DSteelerCT

    DSteelerCT Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    The only complaint I have is dropping back to pass on 3 and 18, up by 15-0 deep in your own territory, bad weather, 4th quarter, etc. Classic run a draw, change the field a little and maybe get lucky scenario. Instead Ben goes down and the tide turns. Just throw in a little Billy Ball football for me
  11. Spartacus

    Spartacus Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    The one complaint I had is this, why did we kick it to Pacman with 14 seconds left in the game. I was holding my breathe there and visions of a return were dancing in my head.

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