Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was dominated out of Sunday’s recreation vs. Jaguars after struggling a rib harm proper earlier than halftime.
The largest storyline out of this example isn’t even the truth that Pickett missed the remainder of the sport. As a substitute, followers are speaking extra about how the officers didn’t name roughing the passer on the play.
Jaguars defensive lineman Adam Gotsis tackled Pickett and introduced him down exhausting to the bottom through the play. The quarterback struggled to get again up, then was taken off the sector whereas holding his rib space. He left the sport instantly and didn’t return with the workforce to begin the second half.
What made some followers upset is that Steelers security Keanu Neal was flagged earlier within the recreation for roughing the passer towards Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and it didn’t seem as “tough” as Gotsis’s deal with.
Try among the social media response to this play.
In a world the place trying on the QB flawed will get you flagged for roughing the passer, a LEGITIMATE driving him into the bottom will get no flag… pic.twitter.com/c7X1l4aR1G
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) October 29, 2023
— Matthew Luciow (@matthewluciow92) October 29, 2023
Pricey Kenny Pickett,
If you’re studying this within the locker room proper now,
I do know these refs are dishonest you right this moment.
You’ll be capable to go after halftime simply maintain your shoulder protected and drop 20 factors on this Jaguars protection.
Lets go KP8 🔥🔥🔥
— PickensBurgh (Tino) (@PickensBurgh) October 29, 2023
That hit on Kenny Pickett appeared lots worse with the total physique weight of the defender on him that it did when Trevor Lawrence was given a roughing the passer name from Keanu Neal. #Steelers
— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) October 29, 2023
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) October 29, 2023
So, THAT hit on Kenny Pickett after releasing the ball didn’t represent a flag however the hit on Trevor Lawrence DID??
What are we doing??
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorHD) October 29, 2023
It is a roughing the passer however what occurred to Kenny Pickett isn’t lmao pic.twitter.com/ZHZkuDgq5C
— FatGorillaPalms (@lukeross256) October 29, 2023
somebody do a aspect by aspect of the flag on Keanu Neal vs. the hit on Kenny Pickett and inform me which one deserved a flag
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) October 29, 2023