Teddy Bridgewater gets roasted for “business decision” on Slay’s fumble recovery TD
Nearing the end of the third quarter, the Denver Broncos were down 20-13 to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Broncos went for it on fourth down and Melvin Gordon got the ball and fumbled on the play. Darius Slay picked up the football and took it to the house for a touchdown. It was the second time in three games that Darius Slay scored a touchdown.
Darius Slay fumble recovery for a TD x Teddy Bridgewater Business Decision
On the play, Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater definitely had a chance to tackle Slay as he darted down the field, but easily passed up the opportunity. It was one hell of a business decision and people on Twitter weren’t happy about it at all. I’m sure that will be a tough look in the locker room as well, especially after a loss.
I get it. You never want to see a player pass up on a play. Even if you don’t completely layout for the tackle, definitely don’t just completely let up and take yourself out of the play. Teddy should have at least put hands on Slay to throw him off balance.
Maybe he was just scared of getting hurt again? On the other hand, Teddy has battled through a bunch of terrible injuries in his career. He suffered a complete tear of the ACL in his left knee back in 2016 as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
I’m not going to roast him for it. It’s not like he threw an interception. I’d rather blame Melvin Gordon for fumbling the fall on 4th and 1 down seven points late in the game. Darius Slay basically told us to just blame the fat guys on Denver for not tackling him.
Regardless, big win on the road for our Philadelphia Eagles.