Mike Preston knows more about football asleep than I do awake, but I have experienced close to seven decades of pro football in our town. This allows me to say Mike was wrong criticizing Ravens coach John Harbaugh’s decision to in the closing seconds go for two points to win last evening’s Steelers game instead of kicking an extra point and going into overtime (”Mike Preston: Ravens coach John Harbaugh made laughable decision to try 2-point conversion late vs. Steelers,” Dec. 5).
In overtime, the odds would have been decidedly against us. The momentum of the game had gone to the Steelers, our injury-riddled defense looked exhausted, and the Pittsburgh crowd was noisily enthusiastic. That the Ravens had scored in the last seconds after our erratic quarterback game was a bit of a miracle. So at that point, you follow one of the oldest rules in games or life: You play with the cards you’ve been dealt.
Sorry they couldn’t pull it off but in my opinion, Coach Harbaugh made the right choice.
Stan Heuisler, Baltimore
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