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    Should have kicked the field goal in the 4th quarter

    Ok so let me guess this straight, and by all means please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    Isaac Redman is better between the 20's and Rashard Mendnehall is better at the goal line. With your starting Center out of the game and a totally inept replacement at LG you decide to run 4 straight plays to the right with a guy who's not your short yardage specialist? That about cover it? Oh wait, it's Isaac Redman that's better in the redzone, no wait that's not it. Oh screw it, let's just run it and not take the sure 3 points in a close game with our QB who can barely walk. Ben audibles to a run on 3rd down which results in nothing.

    The Browns are selling out to stop the run; crashing the line with literally every defender on the field. Meanwhile you could have had a back or TE release in the flat for an easy TD pass.

    That about cover it?

    In that situation, Tomlin said in his post game press conference that he would do it again in that same situation. Now, I get the whole mentality of stepping on their throat, ripping their hearts, and breaking their will. If you have 4 shots at the 2 yd. line you should be able to score a TD. Yes I get that, but there's no shame in kicking a FG and getting a sure 3 points to get yourself up by a full TD in a close game where turnovers are plentiful.

    After all that I would have kicked the FG and taken my chances with the defense holding onto the win. In the end it worked out because the Steelers defense held and got the ball back for the offense, who promptly took the punt at the Browns 36 and did nothing with it. Maybe it worked out, maybe it didn't, but it's a win.
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    Only up by 4, you most definitely kick the FG there. This had the makings of Cowher's 7-6 playoff game
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    Like I said in the Gameday thread, I don't have a problem with them going for it on 4th down. Back up an inept Browns offense at their own 1 yard line. Whatever. What I have a problem with is Bruce Arians calling LITERALLY the exact same play 4 times in a row. It's like this is what's going through his head.

    1st and goal: Stuffed? Okay, let's try it one more time. He's gotta get that yard.
    2nd and goal: Stuffed again. Hm. Ok, just one more time. Swear, last time I'm calling this play.
    3rd and goal: Ok, seriously the last time now.

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    If the Steelers had lost that game, it would have been on Tomlin for not kicking that FG. And yeah, I said it on Twitter. WHERE IS REDMAN???

    Some might argue Redman is the better back right now anyways. They'd be wrong, but in that situation he is.
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    Was the stupidest call. I mean damn who didn't know how out of balance we were. A breeze could of given this game to the clowns. 3 points would of balanced things out enough for the troops to regroup. two tries of the same play, so, let's try that one more time. Who on SA didn't see this?

    And their fans.

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    Tomlin just mentioned in the press conference that , his own words " if we can't score from two yards form the goal line then we deserve to loose".

    I guess he was confident we'd score. I know we should've kicked the FG, but how can we not score for 2 yards out? ##pathetic##
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    Tomlin just said it was the right call no regrets. He siad if u cant get it in four tries from the 2 yard line. then u deserve to lose


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    Play action to 83, just say'n!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    Play action to 83, just say'n!
    Was waiting for the play action to Wallace on third down. Then all of the sudden, I see a hand off to Mendy. Really?

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    Head scratcher for sure..
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