In response to coolade2's comment:
Don't forget SB loss in Feb . That makes 4 out of last 7. And lets go back further to 2004. Sh!tty playoff record.
here's my theory . The coaches are choking . Since Weis and crennel have left we have lacked big game play calling ability. we went from top level experienced in charge coaching to AMATEUR HOUR.
No cohesive strategy on either side of the ball during the decisive moments of the game.
I call it "BB assistant syndrome " , the main symptom being vanilla predictable playcalling resulting from the pressure of working under the "genius "...
look at that last series against Seattle . 4 And out when all we needed was a field goal. USE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED DURING THE GAME AND CALL PLAYS THAT WILL WORK.
The talents on this team . These close game losses are on the coaches ... OC,DC, AND BB.
sorry about the caps but this has been a mediocre body of work in these big games...
The coaches don't talk so who knows what their philosophy is. Weis did an interview after the 2004 SB and he talked about how he ran plays in the first quarter to specifically learn something he could use in the 4th quarter. Like show a little something but save a number of plays for that situation where it HAS TO work. Big game management . This is what we are missing .
i appreciate all you guys talking about how many years you've been fans, and I agree that we are a tad spoiled by this teams success.
I've been around a while also and you guys may remember a thread I posted in 2005 titled " weis-guy will be missed". I sensed then but it has been proven now how vital strategic play calling is to winning close games.