Originally Posted by TonyR
Was the situation remotely the same? Would Pittsburgh have been left with ~75 seconds, ~80 yards, and no time outs to score a tying TD? If not then your argument doesn't hold even a drop of water.
The argument is valid because the situations are SIMILAR, not exactly the same. Broncos ahead? Check. In their own territory? Check. 3rd down and medium distance? Check. in fact, elway was at his own 15 yard line, so the play was RISKIER then than on saturday. it was the first play after the two minute warning, so if elway doesn't make it, they give the steelers even MORE time than they would've given flacco, and with better field position for them.
'just get open'...it speaks to a mentality, one in which elway/shanny could've just run it once and punted, but instead chose to throw and were rewarded for it. if you can't see the similarity, i can't help you, man.