Steelers lose: Who is to blame?
By Tim Weaver
If you missed Thursday night’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens I can’t say that I would recommend buying a NFL Game Pass subscription in order to catch up.
It was an ugly game from the start, with both teams struggling to move the chains. Neither side appeared to be calling plays well and couldn’t get any momentum going. Despite the poor showing, Pittsburgh had the game in hand late in the fourth quarter, but Josh Scobee missed a field goal that could have pushed their lead to six, then he missed another one that would have won the game.
In overtime, the ugliness continued. It seemed at times like neither team was really interested in winning. Having lost faith in Scobee’s leg, Mike Tomlin elected to go for it on fourth down in overtime. Mike Vick had Antonio Brown open but missed the mark. The Ravens took over, drove down the field and Justin Tucker nailed a 52 yard field goal to finish it off.
Now Steelers fans are playing the blame game. But who is really at fault? Let’s take a look at the candidates:
1. Josh Scobee
Josh Scobee shanked two critical field goals in the fouth quarter and very nearly missed another one early in the game.
For the season, Scobee is now just 6-10, with all four misses coming from less than 50 yards out.
To nobody’s surprise, the internet is letting him have it, with everyone from Snoop Dogg to your drunk cousin Joseph calling him out for a terrible performance:
I would be shocked if Pittsburgh doesn’t have another kicker on their roster by next Monday night. Cutting Scobee after one game would have been too harsh but he didn’t deserve his spot on the team this week and it cost them dearly.