OT: Coach Tomlin needs to study EV+

Submitted by steve sharik on November 6th, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin just decided to not go for FG or 1st down on 4th and 5 from the Ravens' 29.  He takes the delay, punts from the 34, then his D gives up the losing TD w/8 seconds left.  Coaching fail.

Comments

joeyb

November 6th, 2011 at 11:55 PM ^

I don't think the delay of game was intentional. A 47 yard attempt is completely feasible. What he should have done on 3rd down is run to the center of the field and maybe gain a few yards. If you get the first, even better. That would have forced Baltimore to burn their last timeout (not that it mattered) and they could have been up by 7, meaning they are in overtime right now instead of sitting in their locker room with a loss.

MGoBeer

November 6th, 2011 at 11:59 PM ^

He's too busy pitching diagnoses to Dr. House. 

The delay of game was unintentional. He looked pretty upset on the sideline.  The announcers mentioned that the clock might be malfunctioning.

ak47

November 7th, 2011 at 12:04 AM ^

RAVENSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! on that note delay of game was clearly unintentional, was torn about risking the field goal and giving a shorter field for the ravens and a 47 yarders into the open end of heinz field is no joke, the second guessing of the decision is what cost them. also RAVENS FOR THE WIN, WEEEEEEEEEEE

ak47

November 7th, 2011 at 11:51 AM ^

I get confused easy but can someone explain to me why this was marked trolling? I had a rational on topic post sandwiched between being excited about the fact that my team just beat its biggest rival and put itself in great position to get a home playoff game for the first time in something like 6 years.

Maizedout1982

November 7th, 2011 at 12:16 AM ^

 

LOL at William Gay. He is the worst starting corner in the NFL, and probably shouldn't even be in the NFL in the first place. He single handily lost the Super Bowl against the Packers, and now he just lost this game for the Steelers. Nice job Gay. You have a very fitting last name.

I said before the season started that if the Steelers ignore the glaring need at the corner position they will be lucky to make the playoffs. Well, this is the second game lost against the Ravens. Nice work Gay. Nice work.

Tater

November 7th, 2011 at 7:38 AM ^

If you read much of what is posted here, you may eventually notice that one of the things that makes mgoblog superior to communities like RCMB is the tacit agreement to have enough class to not use homophobic slurs.  

I'm not speaking for anyone but myself; I'm just someone who posts here on a regular basis.  But you might want to get the "lay of the land" before posting offensive "jokes."  One basic rule of thumb is that you should probably keep homophobia on your side of the information stream, just as you would racism.  Another is that if a third-grader could "create" the same joke, it probably isn't very funny.  

DaBigDaddy

November 7th, 2011 at 12:25 AM ^

Well, a FG would not give them any advantage of winning the game also they;re facing a Kick off return which can turn to a TD. So from a field of advantage point they should've punted, nothing the coach did wrong there.

Pulling Guard

November 7th, 2011 at 12:26 AM ^

What about the Ravens decision to kick a field goal on 4th and goal from the 1?  In that situation, I'd think taking a knee would be better than kicking a field goal, since you are very likely to get amazing field position on your next posession.

 

joeyb

November 7th, 2011 at 9:16 AM ^

I agree that taking a fg was a poor decision, but seeing as they had two TDs taken away from them on questionable calls by the refs, I can't really blame them, especially since one was the refs blowing the play dead too early.

Kevin_blue

November 7th, 2011 at 4:41 PM ^

I believe Tomlin wanted to kick originally, so let's assume he's attempting a 51 yard field goal.  For a normal NFL kicker in a normal stadium this is a no-brainer.  But Siusem has been less than reliable this year especially from distance, and Heinz Field is the hardest stadium to kick at in the NFL.  Specifically, kicking in the open end of the stadium, which he was, is very difficult.  I believe the 51-yarder would've been the longest in the history of the stadium on that side.