“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take!” Missed opportunities can often be the difference in a game between two good teams. Coach Skip and The Steelers get the home win 22-19 by making the most of their opportunities. Among all the ways to look at the outcome, the stat of points off turnovers, 7-6, is the sum of opportunities missed vs taken.
The Steelers, down 19-14, capitalized on a Gronk drop tip pick. Coach Skip led a 3 play, 27 yard drive culminating with James Conner powering in to the endzone at the 2 minute mark of the 4th quarter. It proved to be the game winner in a back and forth pitcher’s duel of a game.
The Bucs were held to two field goals after two getting two first quarter interceptions with great field position on both opportunities. “You can’t settle for FGs against teams and coaches like that. We played not loose instead playing to win with house money! No risk it, No biscuit!” Coach ELBuccs lamented.
The Bucs down 22-19 would still have an opportunity with 1:58 and 3 timeouts. The Bucs started moving the ball, gaining two first downs. However, 1st and 10 on the PIT 49 with 24 seconds, Brady and AB were slightly off on their timing. AB had leverage but didn’t get his head around or his hands up while Joe Haden did. Joe snagged a one handed pick to seal the win. “That’s an opportunity you love to have! You have time, timeouts, and the talent to make plays. This season we have not made the most of our chances in situations like this. We have to fix that. We have to fix it now or we’ll be watching the playoffs! Four of our five losses were on final drives! That’s piss poor execution! Congratulations to Coach Skip for doing what he does, what he needed to do, win a close game.” Coach ELBuccs