Found October 30, 2013 on Steelers Depot:
By David Todd The Steelers made a minimum of three mistakes in the last 2:44 of their 21-18 loss to the Raiders Sunday. One was a bonehead play by the quarterback, the others were made by the coaching staff. Clock management was the primary concern and rightly so. I wrote about it here and my co-host on The Terrible Podcast Dave Bryan wrote about it here and here. Most of the attention was focused on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s use of a timeout with 1:43 remaining, the clock stopped and the Steelers down 11 points. Clearly Ben made a mistake. He should have taken the five yard delay-of-game penalty and kept the timeout. After the game Ben said, “You either take 5 yards or take the timeout and I know timeouts are valuable but we thought 5 yards were too, so I had to burn it.” That answer is a bit disconcerting because one would think a QB with Ben’s experience would know that, down two scores, the timeout was much more valuable than 5 yards. On Tuesday, Ben discussed the issue a...
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