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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mike Tomlin crushed for decision to kick field goal at goal line

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Mike Tomlin was absolutely crushed on Twitter over his odd choice to go conservative at the goal line on Sunday night.

Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers went into halftime down 20-0 to the New England Patriots and put together a nice drive to start the third. They ended up with the ball at the New England 1, threw an incompletion, and then sent out the field goal team on fourth down. Yes, Tomlin thought he was going to field goal his way back into the game. Fans and observers could not believe it.

Tomlin got his 19-yard field goal and gave the ball back to New England on the kickoff. The Pats quickly scored to make it 27-3.

Three points aren’t going to get the job done, Mike. Worse yet, he forgot the benefits of going for it so close. Even if you get stopped, you have excellent field position. There’s little downside to going for it, unless you’re just trying to avoid the embarrassment of being shutout.

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