The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp on Friday and at that point we won’t have to dwell as much on all that went wrong during the 2012 season.
While the Steelers 8-8 record in 2013 was no laughing matter, there were several plays during the season that had to make you chuckle. I have watched every game from last season at least 20 times by now and there’s one play that always has me near tears every time I see it.
The play in question happened in the Week 2 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and it took place during the Steelers first offensive possession of the second half on third down and 20.
The play unfortunately ends in a sack of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger following him being able to avoid the rush for nearly ten whole seconds. What happened during those 10 seconds, however, is pretty entertaining as center Fernando Velasco nearly puts an end to the season of left tackle Mike Adams when he accidentally cuts him from behind.
What makes the play even funnier, in my opinion, is the fact that while Roethlisberger is still trying to avoid the rush, Velasco has the presence of mind to help Adams up off of the ground after cutting him.
Remember, this was Velasco’s first game in a Steelers uniform as he was signed to replace center Maurkice Pouncey, who was lost for the season during the opener after he was cut from behind by guard David DeCastro.
Had the team lost Adams for the season due to friendly fire it wouldn’t have been a laughing matter, but being as he managed to escape unscathed, I can’t think of many plays that top this when it comes to hilarity.
Do you have a more entertaining play in mind? Let me know in the comments and I will pull a gif of it and add to the post above.