As the Pittsburgh Steelers were celebrating their 45-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football, cornerback William Gay was undergoing the new NFL concussion protocol. Gay's head injury occurred in the second half, and he didn't return to the prime time game.
Not that the team would need him for the rest of game, but the future of the Steelers' porous secondary would be severely weakened by the potential loss of Gay. If Gay fails the IMPACT concussion test and has to miss the Steelers Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, it would be Ross Cockrell, Antwon Blake and Brandon Boykin being the top 3 defensive backs.
William Gay doesn't have the look or demeanor of a guy who's in concussion protocol or worried about it if he still is.— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) December 7, 2015
As reported by Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Gay didn't show any signs of a concussion following the game, but that could change the day after the game.
Brandon Boykin saw his first significant playing time of the season and took little time making an impact. Boykin's first quarter interception highlighted a defensive performance where they held the opponent to 10 points. Boykin didn't register a sack, but was credited for 2 pass defenses.
The Steelers play the 10-2 Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14, and it is slated for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.