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Calling a run on that critical 3rd and 5 that would have given the Jags the game was absolutely the stupidest thing to do
I disagree. If anything, Jax should have stopped trying to pass even earlier since Bortles was abominable and the OL couldn't hold a two-day count. Not recognizing their deficiencies caused Jax to sack themselves out of field goal range twice, and unnecessarily stop the clock at the end of each half.
The problem wasn't running, it was how unimaginative their approach was. Had Jags coaches paid a lick of attention to what was happening on the field, they would have busted out some option offense, and abused Pitt's undisciplined and over aggressive edge defenders. It's not like you're afraid of getting Bortles hit, the guy is atrocious.
Not only would a QB keeper convert at least one first down, it would have opened up some space in the middle as well. Hell, even calling an outside RB run would have helped, but I don't recall a single one.
Avoiding Bortles was not only defensible, it was undoubtedly the right call. It's everything else that they mucked up
The ball washing of Big Fat Faced Ben was pretty nauseating as well. As if he didn’t throw 3 INTs with an opportunity for at least two more.watching that moron/overt tripper scumbag Tomlin jumping around like HE called that QB sneak to win the game made me want to kick 300 kiddie raper Splattsburg priests in their diddler azzes....hate that scumbag city with a passion.
With the way that the Steelers’ OLBs were crashing inside, the bootleg would have been the perfect call. The “roughing” call on Campell, which led to a touchdown, was one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen.The Gaguars totally blew this game with an assist by the refs/rules. That roughing the passer call was pretty weak. I've definitely seen a lot worse than that on Brady this year.
I know we complain about Josh's play calling and at times rightfully so but my god the Jags are awful. I was calling for a bootleg before Romo started on it. I get you want the 3 points as well but at least call something safe with the potential to get a first. Then at the end they're running into 11 in the box just praying they can somehow get a first down.
Playing not to lose eventually means you're going to lose.
meh.....steelers are frauds
for whatever reason, pats going to pittsburgh is not as scary as other road venues
I'm more worried about the texans
I know the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have owned the Steelers in the past but this year feels different to me. The Steelers are getting constant pressure on opposing quarterbacks and the Patriots and Brady are really struggling to beat the blitz. Their defense has dominated the last four or five offenses they've faced.
The Steelers offensive line is playing at such a high level that they can lose LeVeon Bell and his backup puts up even better stats. Ben Roethlisberger also has had all day to throw and has rarely even been hit this year. They also have JuJu Smith Shuster putting up Antonio Brown type games.
We barely beat them last year at Pittsburgh and Brown went down in the first quarter of that one. If not for the overturned Jesse James touchdown we lose and likely have to beat Jacksonville and then travel to Pittsburgh for the AFC title game.
I just don't hear enough people mentioning what a threat they are this year. Needless to say, that week 15 game at Pittsburgh will be huge. It just seems to me that the Steelers are a much better team this year and we have taken a big step back. I don't think I can handle it if the Steelers go to another Super Bowl and get another referee assisted Lombardi