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What was the point of Ben's "IDK Shrug" to the sideline on Sunday. He did it twice in a row?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Brice, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    What was the point of that "IDK Shrug" on Sunday.

    Was this letting Tomlin know that he didn't call that stupid ass play..... And, then 5 second later he did it again. Making sure that everyone in the Stadium new exactly what he thought of the play.

    Is this Ben throwing Canada under the Bus for trying to run a Jet Sweep at the goal line? And then doing it again to make sure it was broadcast on TV to the Sunday Night audience?
     
  2. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    My first guess is he wanted three throws into the endzone instead of a rehash of the 4 plays that didn't work from the 5 yard line earlier. It was funny after the PI call on Claypool that kept a drive alive and Al and Chris were talking crap about Steeler fans wanting a FB and to run the ball there and how that was just going extinct in the NFL, they went dbl TE Set jumbo package with a FB and damn if they didn't dominate the LOS and Harris went over the top to score. It might be going extinct but it works.
     
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  3. TWISTER

    TWISTER Well-Known Member

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    I seriously think he was saying the play calling bit. Every time we get in a hurry up and Ben calls the play we score, we pick up momentum.

    I can guarantee if we done more offense like this we would move the ball and score more.
     
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  4. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    I honestly didn't see it but only heard about it. I was probably too busy rolling my eyes at the play call. I'd say that's what Ben was conveying through his body movements but once again I didn't see it so I really don't know. Not willing to rewatch that garbage either.
     
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  5. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    The play calling was more appropriate for when your rolling and everything works so you can try dumb pass plays that do get past the LOS.
     
  6. Confluence

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    to keep things positive: this week Ben will have a chance to voice his concerns and complaints about the play calling. Let's look for some diplomacy and productive discussions that will drive toward improved offensive play calling that every one is on board with
     
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  7. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    https://steelersdepot.com/2021/11/b...ke-to-use-the-clock-and-finish-that-game-off/

    the play calls were bad, i don't blame ben. clock management was stupid on the go ahead drive. passing to stop the clock? i was going crazy yelling how dumb they truly are at times. jet sweeps and the shuffle pass at the goal line with a back like harris and a 3 million dollar FB. i believe these coaches confuse the players for the most part. the coaching sucks. :cool:
     
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  8. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    This deserved 5 winner awards from me. I can't believe Tomlin has been a HC in the NFL for a decade and a half yet still can't manage a game clock to save his life. Frustrating I tell ya. High School coaches are better at it than he is.
     
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  9. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I think it was directed at Canada, the playcalling was terrible.
     
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  10. Marvology

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    yeah but wasn't one of those shrugs on an audible? Maybe coaches call the audible too, I thought QBs got to make that read.
     
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  11. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    I don't know who it was to, what it meant, or why he did it, just that it didn't look good. JMO>
     
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  12. D0bre Shunka

    D0bre Shunka Well-Known Member

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    It’s Ben’s fault!
     
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  13. Lizard72

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    That last go ahead drive was baffling. Already in FG range and you stop the clock multiple times?

    They should have at least drained 2 minutes off right there. Then the asininely dumb TO on defense...
     
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  14. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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    Buy stock in Dunkin Donuts, the forum cops appear to all be taking a break.
     
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  15. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Posters Opinions Matter!!!

    No Comments! No Beef!
     
  16. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    Probably something as simple as “we got the look we wanted, but they called an audible”.
     
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  17. ljkjr74

    ljkjr74 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think Ben likes any of the plays Canada calls plus we have a head coach listening to the calls and saying nothing as usual. I hope when Ben retires that they offer him the IC job and hope he takes it.
     
  18. Lizard72

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    Ben is admittedly not a "student" of the game. He likes to just play, there's a reason there's no stories about how he spends all his off-time in the film room and we never once heard about how inquisitive he was during team sessions.
     
  19. Thor

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    Or those posts are referencing legitimately bad play calling/time management in a game.

    To quote you again, not a hard concept.
     

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