Rob Moffat refused to blame Chris Paterson for Edinburgh's first Magners League defeat of the season after the full-back missed a last-gasp penalty to beat Leinster.
Scotland’s record points scorer fell just short with his final kick of the game after Jonathan Sexton’s drop-goal had put European champions Leinster 21-19 ahead.
Edinburgh head coach Moffat said: “The final kick didn’t lose us the game – we lost because we gave away too many silly penalties.
“I thought that at times we played some good rugby and deserved to have probably won the game, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
“Chris is a world-class goalkicker and, without making any excuses, was carrying a knock that he picked up in the first half.
“We cut Leinster open on two or three occasions and looked dangerous, but overall I’m disappointed with the result because I felt we had done enough to have won.”