Pittsburgh Steelers Fall To Miami Dolphins, Playoff Hopes Over: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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The Ugly

Ryan Clark’s helmet – The ever opinionated Ryan Clark had an ugly game with his helmet on Sunday.  In the first instance, he gave a helmet to helmet hit to his own teammate, Ike Taylor.  Taylor injured his ribs on the play but returned soon after.  Billy and the boys on DVE quipped about whether a player can be fined for giving a helmet to helmet to his own teammate.  Good question, and we’ll find out on Tuesday I guess.  The other instance was when Clark was flagged for hitting a defenseless player with his helmet.  This penalty was so ridiculous and laughable.  How is the ball carrier a defenseless player?  Upon further review you could also see that Clark didn’t actually make contact with the helmet even though he led with his own helmet.  Oh I have an idea – STOP LEADING WITH YOUR HELMET.  Maybe your friends over at ESPN can give you some tips when you are over there every day this week.

Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) keeps both feet in bounds to score a four yard touchdown against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Miami Dolphins won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Other uglies:

The defense was awful in the 4th quarter allowing Miami the go ahead score while Troy Polamalu whiffed on a tackle

A warm weather Florida team outplays Steeler’s football weather.  That’s mighty ugly.

Prior to this Sunday, Miami had not scored a TD in 4th quarter for eight straight weeks….. until now.

Steeler Nation, have any other Good, Bad, or Uglies?