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What is Tomlin's thinking on going for it or not going for it on 4th and goal from the half yard line?


Can someone please try to get into Mike Tomlin's head and let me know what he thinks about when deciding to go for it on 4th and goal at the Half yard line on the opening drive of the game(s)?  He didn't go for it on 4th and goal in the Super Bowl and that almost came back to haunt us.  He did go for it on 4th and goal vs. the Bears and we needed all the points we could get and still lost.  He didn't go for it Sunday and I think that was overlooked in the outcome of the game obviously.  I am all about getting your kicker some confidence but what about punching it in everytime we get down there?  Ben has proven pretty good on short yardage plays over the years whether running the ball or making a nice play in the back of the end zone like he did in Chicago.  Not to mention, if you go for it and it fails the other team gets the ball with 99 yards to go against a pretty good defense (at least the first 45 minutes of the games here lately).  Chuck Noll would always "take the points" but he also had the greatest defense of all time to secure a 3-0 lead.  It looks like the red zone play calling is pathetic, I think they should just let Ben call the plays in the red zone. He more than anyone should have a feel for what's there and what's not there in my opinion.  We'll go for it on 4th down at the 35 at the end of the half but not on the opening drive when you can really take the heart out of the opposition.  Not sure i agree or understand their thinking on those situations.

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