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Losing to inferior opponents

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Da Stellars, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    What gives?

    Does Ben just only decide to get up for the big games?

    Maybe Tomlin have less attention to detail during weeks he thinks it should be an easy win?

    We were a double digit favorite!
     
  2. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    opposing teams play up and we play down. Coaches get conservative/scared
     
  3. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Ravens, Broncos, Browns (tie) and Raiders were inferior opponents. It's worse this year than in previous years. 4 games losing to inferior opponents as opposed to the usual 2.
     
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  4. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

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    This is nothing new. I've made a ton of money over the years betting against the Steelers when they are heavy favourites. I always take the other team and the points and I've made a killing.

    It all comes down to the coach. Despite them whooping our ass the first time, Tomlin showed the Jaguars zero respect when he was clearly preaching to the team about playing the Pats. Why in the hell he was talking about the Pats when we hadn't even played Jax yet is beyond me, other than he's a complete moron. There's simply no other explanation. He overlooks inferior teams and it shows
     
  5. Smitch89

    Smitch89 Well-Known Member

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    Leaving Ben out because he thought they could win without him clearly shows that he doesn't respect the lesser opponents and he thinks with the talent they have they can just walk into the stadium and win and it trickles down the roster
     
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  6. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

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    Tomlin has changed his statement. He's now saying he didn't put Ben out there because it takes a while for pain killers to kick in. That's funny because it completely contradicts what he said earlier and also contradicts what he said to Ben. Ben told him he could go in if he was needed and Tomlin said to him "lets see how this plays out." So Tomlin is clearly trying to do damage control because he realizes what a moron he is.

    If only he spent more time reflecting on his decision making and less on catch phrases and damage control
     
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  7. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    The Ravens aren't inferior. They are a comparable opponent. They are right with the Steelers and that includes an overtime loss to the Chiefs and losing by a missed extra point against the Saints.

    The Chargers don't qualify as an inferior opponent on paper, but the Steelers sure made them look like one for a half before blowing that one, too.
     
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  8. Lambert

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    My 10U basketball team almost lost to an inferior squad a couple weeks ago. I told my wife we almost "pulled a Tomlin." She doesn't care about football much but knew exactly what I meant.
     
  9. Lambert

    Lambert Well-Known Member

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    With Jackson at QB, the Ravens are better than the Steelers.
     
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  10. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

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    Remember the year they couldn’t play defense in the second half?
    This team has fallen apart the last 3 or so years.
     
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  11. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    2009. This year feels eerily similar in most aspects. Only difference is, the '09 team was a bigger disappointment since they won the Super Bowl the previous season and had a much stronger roster than the current one. The decline of the '18 Steelers in 2nd half of the season is not really a surprise.
     
  12. santeesteel

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    Have people forgotten that the same thing happened with Cowher? Not as often perhaps, but it still happened. Remember him telling the team to make their families SB reservations? Before the AFCCG against the Chargers?
    That being said, I think it's time for Tomlin to go......
     
  13. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    On any given sunday any team can beat another, that's been proven. What's also been proven is we play down to the competition. With these two statements being true can we really be realistic in believing we're a Superbowl caliber Team????

    Cajun
     
  14. Xcursion88

    Xcursion88 Well-Known Member

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    Pay attention...I'm not being malicious.
    Oakland has been playing better. I knew this wasn't a cake walk because of that. Add in Ben getting knocked out of the game, meaning we have to go to the backup on the road which is never a good recipe, a backup mind you who seemingly can only throw a screen pass and a bomb...missing the main RB in Connor...oh and a sprinkle or two of our **** secondary....i present to you a 24-21 losing effort.
     
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  15. 4124life

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    Garbage teams have zero to lose and take chances.
     
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  16. Frost33

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    All coaches lose to inferior teams from time to time, it happens. The problem Tomlin is that it happens SO often that it's almost expected. I do think there is something to be said about teams playing up when they play the Steelers, but the Steelers very often come out uninspired and play flat football vs inferior teams.
     
  17. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you account for all the raider penalties and how they really tried to give us this game we should have lost by 20!!!

    Cajun
     
  18. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    By the time ownership does something it will be time for Ben to retire. I hope the Rooney’s make a change at the end of the year and move of from Tomlin
     
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  19. Formerscribe

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    Don't forget the stupidity of sitting Roethlisberger when he was able to return. I don't want to hear the crap about the X-rays or whatever other foolishness Tomlin used to muddy the waters today. Roethlisberger was cleared to return. Tomlin decided to risk trying to hold on without him and it predictably failed.
     
  20. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Reminds of when he started Jones against the Browns a few years ago, and had Ben as the backup. Ben comes in and throws for around 375 yards. Clearly Ben was ready then too, and Tomlin arrogantly started Jones because he figured we could win without Ben.
     
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  21. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Yup, I'm in a money pool pickem and the only time I pick against the Steelers is when they are heavy favorites.

    It's amazing how they can continue to loose to these teams and yet still have the arrogance to think they can coast.
     
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  22. Xcursion88

    Xcursion88 Well-Known Member

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    But what about the go ahead score. The last four minutes totally mismanaged...again.

    Tomlin manages the game clock with a god damn sun dial.

    He would get his ass kicked at all levels of football. He's not a quick thinking individual.

    That's fact
     
  23. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    For some strange reason every time you post, I forget what I was going to say. I vote that TTF award you a sticky thread at the top where only you are allowed to post. I'll bet we could take up a collection around here and even pay you to post more often. You're welcome. ;)
     
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