View Full Version : Missed opportunities; points left on the field; self inflicted wounds

09-24-2006, 04:17 PM
Jeff Reed missed FG
Ben's interception in the endzone
Ben's poorly thrown passes
Ben taking sacks in FG range
Coc's muffed punt
Ben's interception with less than 20 seconds to go in the endzone !
Defense didn't show up till the 2nd half.
Cowher's play calling

Missed opportunities led to this disaster. You cant leave 17 points on the field and expect to win !

09-24-2006, 04:36 PM
Jeff Reed missed FG - Cowhers fault! You don't try and kick a 48yd FG at Heinz Field into the wind!

Ben's interception in the endzone - Bad pass period. Almost think he was trying to throw it away. He better learn to throw it higher than that!

Ben's poorly thrown passes - agreed! He was so hot n cold it wasn't funny.

Ben taking sacks in FG range - Why doesn't he take off and run anymore?

Coc's muffed punt - this one really, really burns me!

Ben's interception with less than 20 seconds to go in the endzone ! - Yup, looks like he hurried. He had time for another play easily so I don't know why he would force that.

Defense didn't show up till the 2nd half. - D played well in the 1st quarter. They played really bad after each turnover. Other than that thought they played pretty good. Sure weren't the big reason we lost the game!

Cowher's play calling - He is reminding me too much of how he coached 3-4 years ago, and that is not a good sign. Thought he made some stupid decisions in this game but won't put all the blame on him.

You don't win in this league turning the ball over 5 times!!

09-24-2006, 04:53 PM
We were our own worst enemy today. Time to regroup.

09-24-2006, 04:54 PM
You missed on TG... Haynes fumbling the ball on the Steelers 30 which lead to another Bengal score!

09-24-2006, 05:42 PM
It was just an awful game. I'm actually glad we are going into a bye week. We need to fix this crap.

09-24-2006, 08:56 PM
You're right AZ, that was a big one too !! Maybe I mentally blocked it out ;)

Good points Dan, the main thing is as you mentioned, you can't have 5 turnovers in 1 game and expect to win. This game was like a damn roller coaster. Euphoria to Disgust in seconds.

The defense responded in a big way in the 2nd half, it was something to behond seeing them get after Palmer and shut down the run. It was blitzburgh at its finest. The first couple posessions they played well, then they must of all went to the bar for the rest of the first half.

House of Steel
09-24-2006, 08:57 PM
Matt, I think we left over 24 points on that field. Not only this, we could of scored 40 easily on them if we converted all those drives. It was sickening.