5 best moments from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 2 win vs the Broncos
With the Steelers leading 14-3, the Broncos started throwing more. Towards the end of the 2nd quarter, the Broncos made a mistake.
Driskel drops back and throws a ball on a crossing route to the best receiver in orange and blue. Cameron Sutton would see the ball and take a peak at Minkah Fitzpatrick coming down from the safety spot.
It is hard as a receiver catching the ball over the middle of the field. Especially, when you know a safety is coming down to thump you. Sutton makes a mistake and doesn’t complete the catch. He tips it over the middle of the field which almost always ends up as an interception. #23 Joe Haden has a great reaction to the ball and snags it in mid-air. He then shows some moves and returns it just under 25 yards to bring it back near the 10-yard line.
The thing that really stings for the Broncos about this play, is that Driskel was not being pressured much this play. This offensive line, which allowed a shocking 5 sacks in the first half alone, had established a pretty clean pocket on this play. It was clear that Driskel didn’t have the mobility Drew Lock had.
He had limited practice coming into the week, so the timing hadn’t been there for much of the game on the short quick timing patterns. The young wide receivers needed to be able to get open, and more importantly make the scrappy physical catches, even if they might sting. Unfortunately for Sutton, he didn’t on this play.