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LOL. Gross, but I like it!
I often wonder why NFL coaches aren't allowed to criticize refereeing. It seems kinda stupid. If it's a bad call or bad no call and everyone knows it (and especially if it's a game altering call or non call), then you should be able to say so in your post game presser.
In that case the receivers were in a stack. The call was that WJIII would take the outside receiver and McRae would take the inside guy.
If you can't stop the run, you can't run stunts.
When Lawson has been in there, he hasn't done anything this year. I've seen him on the left and right side.
They've been playing a lot of cover 3 and cover 6. Take away the explosive plays and limit runs up the middle. Austin has let Bates take the entire weak side of the field in the cover 6 to make the most of his play making ability. If WJIII can't play in zone, he needs to learn how. You can't have one guy dictate your entire defensive strategy unless his name is Deion.
That sounds like something a hooker might say to a leper.
I get that schemes change from game to game, but why in the world would you take WJIII off Antonio Brown?
WJIII is a man to man corner who has given most number 1's fits.
Can't understand why Teryl has him playing any type of zone.
It's just not his cup of tea, which has somewhat led him to having a slightly down year.
Also seems like the D-line isn't running enough stunts.
Lawson needs to be more involved.
More him around to take advantages of any mismatches.
Austin explains his decision on the last play call on nfl.com. Doesn't mention anything about opi non call either.
You're quick. I was just about to post this news.
Well, what I see from this is more of that the Stealers actually won the game, rather than the Bengals losing the game. Yes, OPI should have been called, and probably would be game, set, match. Sucks that after the fact, everyone, including the refs, know that they blew a call that directly decided the game. But blame goes to everyone--other than that clutch drive by Dalton to put the Bengals ahead, we didn't do enough to win. Our lackluster play let the opponent stay in the game and also get into a situation where all it was gonna take was one play.
Hopefully we learn from it and use it to our advantage against KC. Lord knows we need it now. We lost out of our chance to solidify first place for a few weeks, but we have our chance when we see those cats in their house, and there is precedence where Andy and crew do go into the Ketchup Bottle, we do actually take advantage (see 2012, week 16 I think). In the standings, having a head to head win against KC can turn out to be more valuable than PIT.
I said leave *A* tip, not *THE* tip. Jesus....
Yea lol or go out to a restaurant with him.
Remind me to never invite you over for a game of pool...
Lol. Yeah I know, but ya have to let it go. Hopefully they can pull out a nice bounce back win in KC and I think everyone will feel much better again about the season.
Offensive pass interference results in a 10-yard penalty, which would put the ball at the 41 yard line. That equates to a field goal distance of 59 yards. With 10 seconds to go, they would have likely had only one play to improve their position. Considering that they have had problems converting PATs, I'd like our chances there (at least our chances would be better than this: receiving a kickoff with 10 seconds left, down by seven).
The NFL's explanation that it wasn't OPI because the defender initiated the contact is pure bullshit...black and yellow bullshit.
21 points against the 21st ranked defense isn't getting it done either, particularly when you offense is fairly healthy.
They've also put us in plenty of positions to NEED big plays to win games this year. 6 of one, half a dozen of another.
They lost in large part because the offense didn’t manage the clock well on the last drive. Austin’s defense has made big plays to save us games this year.
1:18 left to seal the game. They didn't seal the deal. Should not be acceptable. People say refs shouldn't be an excuse so neither should injuries. Pitt played w/o TJ Watt for periods too which is arguably their best defensive player. Don't remember the extent of him not playing though.
It's never just one thing and it's all been covered here. I think foremost if we could figure out a way to pressure Ben, it's a different game (and we had better figure that our before December).
If our offense didn't stall in the second half, we stay ahead of them. If Mcrae makes the right first step he has a chance. And finally, if the refs call what should be an easy PI, they at least don't score on that play. All pieces of the puzzle.
This team played pretty good yesterday and lost to the team I hate the most. They still have 10 games to go and are still in good shape. I'd like to think this defense will get better as we get players back and everyone has more time in this system.
Andy Dalton is playing about as well as any quarterback in this league. If he keeps that up we should always be in contention.
As disappointed as I was yesterday, I'm still excited for this team. As Bellicheat would say.............on to the Chiefs.
Again no disagreement here.
And again, various people have various perspectives and everybody is at least partly right.
I think it’s likely everyone is right here.
But, a penalty is a penalty and that play was a penalty that didn’t get called. Unfortunately, you never know what would have happened next.
There is no fault. I don't disagree but at the same time you can still criticize bs calls. Would the stealers still have at least gotten a field goal to win? Probably but you just never know.
Marvin and Will Jackson on the play:
On Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis disagreed with Riveron.
"That’s not true," Lewis said. "In my opinion, that’s not true.
"The receiver is more than a yard from the line of scrimmage, Tony is trying to slide inside and is contacted," Lewis said. "Again, that defines pass interference – OPI."
Veteran NFL referee Terry McAuley took the Bengals side on Sunday night.
“The defender is sliding over to cover AB and puts his hands up to protect himself from contact,” he wrote. “The offensive player squares up and engages/blocks the defender. Contact clearly occurs more than a yard beyond the line. This should be a foul.”
What can’t be argued, though, is the Stealers took advantage of the Bengals’ defensive call to blitz and, according to Andrew Hawkins, “bad technique on the coverage.”
The former Bengals wide receiver broke the play down via a video on Twitter Sunday night. Hawkins says the Bengals “top hat coverage,” indicated by McRae tapping his helmet pre-snap, played into the Stealers hands because McRae was matched up with Brown without inside leverage and had no help in the middle of the field.
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It also hurt that Brown, Hunter and Ben Roethlisberger recognized what the Bengals were doing, Hawkins and Cincinnati cornerback William Jackson agreed.
"Big Ben being a veteran guy, he knew what we were in and checked to the play that we were in," Jackson said. "Big ups to Big Ben for being a great guy and knowing the defense."
Jackson, who was also lined up opposite Brown and Hunter on the play, came to McRae's defense.
"Tony (was) just put in a hard spot there was nothing he can do about it," he said. "We communicated what we were going to do. A guy 6-3 is running right at you, what can you do about it? Can’t do nothing about it.
"I don’t like the pick thing going on. Tony, he didn’t initiate the contact. The guy just ran into him. He didn’t run a route. He just ran into him. I just don’t like the way the NFL put that together."
SO .... Whom do you agree with: Marvin the Magnificent, William Jackson III and Ol' High School
OR the Pittsburgh Cheetas, their officiating crew and the NFL Powers That Be to pussy and paid off to go against the inbred troglodytes and further derail them from their chosen spot atop the division?
Are you a Bengal fan or a Steeler fan?
*picks mic back up*
Oh yeah, rare props to Marvin for publicly coming out against the ruling of the NFL goon squad.
I would not be surprised if he was fined.
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