Jesse James is not like many players in the NFL, and even on the Pittsburgh Steelers. While some gravitate towards social media, James simply doesn’t use it often. In fact, before Super Bowl 52 Sunday, James’ last tweet was on February 1st when he retweeted Ryan Shazier’s news of his release from UPMC.
The last time James actually penned his own tweet was December 1st when he showed off his cleats for the “My cleats, my cause” week in the NFL.
So, he doesn’t tweet much, but while watching Super Bowl 52 between the Eagles and Patriots, he took to Twitter after Zach Ertz’s catch-and-run for the go-ahead touchdown was being reviewed.
The play was eerily similar to the play James made in Week 15 against the Patriots at Heinz Field, which would have put the Steelers ahead of New England, but was overturned because he never “survived the ground”.
While the play was being reviewed, James sent out this tweet:
. @ZERTZ_86 caught it— Jesse James (@JJames18_) February 5, 2018
Ertz’s touchdown was upheld, and you know exactly what James was thinking, along with Steelers fans around the globe, at the time when the ruling on the field was upheld.
Great for Philly...— BTSC Steelers (@btsteelcurtain) February 5, 2018
But damn that pisses me off...flashbacks to Jesse James
The Jesse James would-be touchdown will live forever in infamy with Steelers faithful who witnessed the play. What might bother some more than anything will be when the NFL Competition Committee meets this offseason and possibly adjusts the ridiculous rule making catches like Ertz’s and James’ subject to the eye test.
They caught the pass, crossed the goal line...touchdown.
Instead, fans are left wondering ‘what if’ the touchdown in Week 15 was upheld like the Ertz touchdown in Super Bowl 52? We all know Ertz took more steps, but it doesn’t lessen the sting of the play fans still talk about months later.
Good on Gene Steratore and company for getting the call right, but James’ tweet reminded everyone about the horrible ending to the game at Heinz Field in Week 15.