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Down by 9 with less that 5 minutes left and you punt on 4th and 5?!?!

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelersfan43, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

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    RIDICULOUS and I don't care the field position...RIDICULOUS
     
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  2. G Kem

    G Kem New Member

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    Exactly.

    Time and scores are of essence, and the Steelers go three-and-out twice. Brilliant.
     
  3. Steelrules

    Steelrules Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that was chicken shist. The Pats ran for the last 6 minutes last week, but somehow we think we can stop Chubbs and Hunt.
     
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  4. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

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    This version of the Steelers is the only one I've watched where if we are down more than 7 points and under 5 minutes in the game I think it's over.

    Can't stop the run + can't stop going 3 and out = concede halfway through the 4th quarter when down 10.
     
  5. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that it was more important to protect the stats of his defense that trying to have a chance to win...a similar situation also happened last year against the raiders(punt on 4th down and 1 with less that 8-9 minutes down by 9 points)
     
  6. Brandon556211

    Brandon556211 Well-Known Member

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    With this offense they should just punt on first down
     
  7. OB1

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    Stupid punt
     
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  8. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

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    I think we all know it would've either been a 3 yard pass or a 2 yard run.
     
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  9. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    This is what “‘living in our fears” looks like!!

    Cajun
     
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  10. santeesteel

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    4th and 5 and you think THIS offense would pick it up?? If he'd gone for it, all y'all would be calling for Tomlin's head and not just his job!
     
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  11. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    If we punt and get a stop/turnover we still have a chance to win. It’s a slim chance, but a chance nonetheless. Go for the first and fail we give the browns the ball with goal to go putting them up by 3 scores which leaves us absolutely no chance to win. Hmmmm that’s a tough decision

    Remind me about our success on third downs last night
     
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  12. OB1

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    id argue chances of converting on 4th and 5 were higher than recovering an onside kick and driving for a score. But this is fully subjective

    Punting on 4th and 5, though, is the definition of living in your fears.
     
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  13. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    more like it’s the smart play. Try not to forget that onside kick was actually recoverable, but pickens was offsides. Rookies make rookie mistakes
     
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  14. OB1

    OB1 Well-Known Member

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    it’s subjective, but smart play is to control your destiny by passing and catching.

    On an On side kick, the hope is an egg shaped ball takes a random bounce in such a way that it can be recovered - that’s betting on complete randomness and unpredictability of a bouncing football.
     
  15. santeesteel

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    But, it's all Tomlin's fault!
     
  16. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    It's really simple. IMO.
    No matter what....right now it shows who He has more faith in. The same as I do . The D.
    Trubisky has less yards than 17 Qbs, and less Tds than 8 Qbs, and He has played one more game than anyone else. LoL. That is horrible ....however You slice it.
     
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  17. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    And there’s no randomness and unpredictability of basically every snap of the football. Snaps are never fumbled, passes are never tipped, batted down , linemen never miss their blocks…
     
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