Sunday, December 20, 2009
Paging Jarrett Bush
By Kevin Seifert
PITTSBURGH -- Green Bay fans are already wary of nickelback Jarrett Bush, who has given up a few big plays in his career. I imagine the chorus is pretty loud right about now.
Bush offered a bizarre and ultimately unsuccessful coverage on Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace on the Steelers’ first offensive play of the game. Wallace beat Bush on the line of scrimmage, and Bush inexplicably stopped chasing him after Ben Roethlisberger released the ball. The result was a 60-yard touchdown play to give the Steelers an early lead.
I really can’t tell you what Bush was thinking on the play. He ran with Wallace for too long to make me think he believed he had deep help. Looks like it was just a mental mistake. Not what you want on the road in a big game with playoff implications.