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My thoughts on the tough Baltimore loss



First of all, I'd like to congratulate Dennis Dixon on winning Steeler Nation over. I'll be honest and I think I speak for most of us, a W tonite seemed very far fetched. This team has a lot of kinks, and our key players are not what we are used to and ofcourse the injuries to Smith, Kemo, Troy, and Big Ben are a big factor coming into this game tonight, Baltimore is a good team. After watching this heart-attack inducing game tonite (thank you fellow BTSC members for making it enjoyable), I made some conclusions. Dixon played well, I was pleasantly surprised. The INT was big, I feel bad for the kid, but... why didn't the coaching staff improvise along the way? I mean they see this kid practice and I could already tell after the first half, this kid can run! Why was the playcalling so bland? Why was it so predictable. The W's and L's come down to the players' performances obviously, but you can't count out bad play calling. Against KC it was the same. Why weren't there any more rollouts for Dixon? I mean I don't wanna jump on the wild-cat bandwagon, but look how the Phins surprised the Patriots last year. With Dixon in today we had the element of surprise, did they have to call it so safe and boring? Dixon had 3 carries for 27 yds, why not utilize that more often? All I'm saying is that I don't understand why no risks were taken, it was an uphill climb. Baltimore didn't know what to expect with Dixon, look how he surprised them on the TD run, I firmly believe and that TD run was Dixon seeing a hole and using his best tool, his legs. Arians wanted a PA, I highly doubt that was the intended play. This is just my two cents, we have an amazing team we root for, and it's just frustrating with some of these plays I saw on the field today. Does anyone else agree/disagree? I'd like to hear your thoughts, and if this means I might get bashed or whatever, then so be it, bring it on ;)

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