Pittsburgh Steelers security Damontae Kazee was ejected within the second quarter of Saturday’s sport for an enormous hit to the pinnacle of Indianapolis Colts extensive receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
Pittman remained down on the sphere for a couple of moments earlier than being helped off the sphere. The Colts introduced he’s being evaluated for a concussion.
Here’s a have a look at the hit.
It was clearly a devastating hit and in real-time a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit. The reverse angle exhibits that Kazee really hit him along with his shoulder, nevertheless it was nonetheless on to the pinnacle. Kazee is in a tricky spot there with Pittman going to the bottom and falling, however the NFL is at all times going to be protecting of defenseless extensive receivers.
The move was dominated incomplete, however the 15-yard penalty from the earlier spot nonetheless gave the Colts a primary down. Kazee was instantly ejected from the sport.
It’s a vital loss for the Steelers whose protection is already coping with main points at inside linebacker the place Cole Holcomb, Kwon Alexander and Elandon Roberts are all injured, with Holcomb and Alexander out for the season. Even worse, the Steelers misplaced their different beginning security — and one in every of their greatest gamers — Minkah Fitzpatrick to damage on the very subsequent play.