Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) does a flip as he scores a touchdown after making a catch against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Steelers won the game 19-6. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers banned from flipping into endzone


The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first game of the season in Week 6 with a 19-6 performance against the New York Jets, but that didn’t mean head coach Mike Tomlin appreciated everything that he saw.

The one moment that really caught the head coach’s attention was when wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders flipped into the endzone for a touchdown as the Steelers extended their lead. Luckily, Sanders avoided injury despite his showboating.

It’s not the first time that a Steelers player has flipped over the goal line.

Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell showed off his hops earlier in the year, while wide receiver Antonio Brown is no stranger to flipping into the endzone himself, but now the team has been prohibited from the showboating to ensure they don’t get hurt doing something stupid.

“There will be no more somersault-into-the-end-zone celebrations,” Tomlin said, via Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest. “There is the potential for injury. That simple.”

Flipping into the endzone is never a good idea, so it’s smart for Tomlin to put the ban into place.

There is a time for fun and a time for business and when you are sitting at 1-4 and last place in your division, you better focus on business.

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Carl Eagan

    The one moment that really caught the head coach’s attention, so he was actually paying attention?