I'll say one thing. The old Bengals don't win this game. We had turnovers that were bailed out by our defense, coaching mistakes that were bailed out, big stops on 3rd down and a clutch play with the season on the line.
The 56 yard FG decision is definitely a top 10 in the "Marvin's dumb ass coaching decisions" Hall of Shame. On my list, tops anything he's done in his tenure. Then Tomlin makes basically the same call. You punt and rely on your D to get you to OT. They had to make those decisions on emotions, because I certainly can't imagine they got this far being that stupid!
Thank you for the early Christmas present, Big Ben. :beerme:
Post #353. For all of you doubters below, enjoy your Christmas dinner:
Marvin just had one of the worst single-game coaching performances I've ever seen. Yet the players still pulled it out. Unbelievable. Marvin was a bigger obstacle to overcome than the Steelers.
A win is a win :). They did what I didn't think was possible.
Per Reedy Marvin thanked the team in the locker room for bailing him out. Sometimes desperation makes people do dumb things which I think is what happened to both Tomlin and Lewis today. Glad he didn't deny he was awful today.
The 56 yard FG attempt was stupid, but what possible explanation could Marvin have for going for it on 4th and 22?
You either attempt the 51-yard FG or try to punt it inside the 20.
The only possible explanation is that Marvin (and the entire Off coaching staff) thought it was 3rd down.
Funny thing is it almost worked as Green was within a millimeter of being in-bounds on that catch. Still, it made zero sense.
But then that makes the 56 yard call even more bizarre. I don't think he'd change his first decision, the 56 yard decision was the dumb one imo. Tomlin's decision to go for a 54 yarder was equally bad tho.
There has to be some kind of mistake. The Bengals don't win those kinds of games.