Steelers receiver George Pickens is, once again, under the microscope.
After speaking out against the offensive play calling, and the way he is used, it appeared the Steelers made it a point to target the former second-round pick more, and in a downfield manner, as well.
Midway through the second quarter, however, quarterback Mitch Trubisky through a deep ball downfield to Pickens, who was in one-on-one coverage against Colts safety Nick Cross. Unfortunately for the Steelers, Cross got a better angle on the ball and intercepted the pass.
This didn’t sit well with former offensive lineman, and current CBS analyst, Chris Long, who spoke out against Pickens on That Other Pregame Show.
“When Mitch throws you a jump ball and you’re the biggest, freakiest guy on the field and you get Randy Mossed between the hashes- I take issue with it,” Long said.
Pickens has shown time and time again that he is one of the best in the league when it comes to winning in one-on-one coverage, as well as making contested catches. He finished the night with three receptions for 47 yards on seven targets.