Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was the victim of several dirty hits from the Buffalo Bills, and he didn’t hesitate to stand up for himself.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett was on the receiving end of a dirty hit or two from the Buffalo Bills, and he didn’t hesitate to stand up for himself. In a video tweeted by Ari Meirov, Shaq Lawson was shown hitting Pickett below the knee after he had gotten rid of the ball.
Pickett got onto his knees after the tackle and immediately shoved Lawson in anger. The two then began to go after each other, and teammates and officials rushed in to break them up.
Fights are fairly common in the NFL considering how much of a contact sport football is. However, there are certain plays that just shouldn’t happen, and this was one of them. Pickett spoke out on the incident, and he believes his actions were justified.
Steelers QB Kenny Pickett spoke out on the incident
In a press conference, Pickett was asked about his reaction and he defended it. He stated, “I’ve got to watch it again, but in my opinion, I felt like he went after my knee after I threw it. That’s it. Tempers flare. I don’t care, I’m going to keep playing until the last play of the game, and that was it. So, all good with me.”
Sure, it’s not always favorable to have a fight break out on the field, but it was surely justified. From the footage, Lawson clearly went for Pickett after the ball was out of his hands and Pickett didn’t react with enough force to hurt him.
It wasn’t the first time something sketchy happened this game, either.
The tackle nor the resulting fight should’ve happened, but it’s an appropriate reaction to a dirty hit.