Pittsburgh Steelers safety Damontae Kazee might argue that he was going for the ball on a brutal hit Saturday, but he’d be arguing that to himself in the locker room.
Kazee was ejected for a huge hit on Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr. in the second quarter. Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew II led Pittman too much, putting him in a vulnerable position. Kazee met Pittman when the ball got there, and Pittman stayed down after a violent collision.
Officials gave Kazee a 15-yard penalty and ejected him. Pittman was ruled out with a concussion before the end of the second quarter.
Pittman was down for a while, and his teammates came on the field and stood around him. He got up and went to the sideline under his own power and then was evaluated for a concussion.
Defensive players might argue that there was nothing else Kazee could do in that situation except let Pittman catch the ball. But it was a rough hit, and officials didn’t hesitate to eject Kazee for it.