Joe Haden sounds off on awful call that screwed over Steelers

Joe Haden, Pittsburgh Steelers
Joe Haden, Pittsburgh Steelers /

Joe Haden was called offsides on a controversial call that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. 

As if the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t dealing with enough issues at the moment, cornerback Joe Haden was called offsides after he blocked a Green Bay Packers field goal attempt that was returned for a touchdown. The Steelers would’ve gone into the half with a 17-14 lead, but instead found themselves trailing the Packers, 17-10.

Pittsburgh has had enough trouble scoring so far this season and for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick’s touchdown to be called back, the Steelers truly can’t catch a break.

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Haden understandably wasn’t happy that the officials ruled him offsides and therefore snatched the momentum out of Pittsburgh’s hands.

Joe moved as soon as the ball was snapped and the officials were likely so caught off guard that they assumed that it had to be a penalty. Haden merely executed a perfect play that the Steelers so desperately needed, but still found themselves without.

Pittsburgh’s defense is one of the top in the NFL when healthy, but the officials didn’t want to give Joe the satisfaction of a game-changing play. All that’s left is for the Steelers to use the botched call as fuel to light a much-needed spark as they head into Week 5 of the season.

Pittsburgh now sits at 1-3 on the year and will go back to Heinz Field to take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Haden will have another opportunity to come up big for the Steelers and maybe this time the officials won’t ruin it.

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