When You Drop The Ball

What else is there to do but… blame God?

It wasn’t his own hands or the  Pittsburgh  secondary Sunday that foiled  Buffalo Bills  wide receiver  Steve Johnson  from hauling in what should have been the game-winning TD catch in the end zone.

It was God.

“I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!!” the 24-year-old tweeted from his  iPad  at around 5:15 Sunday after the Steelers’ 19-16 overtime victory. “AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…”

Johnson had a perfect pass in his hands that would have given his team an overtime victory over the heavily favored Steelers.

Instead of walking off the field the hero, however, he dropped it.

Devastated, the 24-year-old watched in horror as the Steelers drove back down the field for the game-winning field goal.

While he seemed to hold it together on the sidelines, after the game, he later addressed the one person he found to blame on  Twitter: God.

Johnson had seven catches for 68 receiving yards in the loss, but dropped at least three passes on the day.

It was a stark change for the  Kentucky  grad who had grabbed three touchdowns in his team’s 49-31 win over  Cincinnati  last week.

But perhaps it was God punishing him for having too much pride in that game?

The  NFL  fined him after that game for his touchdown celebration after he pulled up his jersey to reveal a t-shirt that said “Why so serious?”, which was meant as a jab at Bengals wide receivers  Terrell Owens  and  Chad Ochocinco.

“I had the game in my hands and I dropped it,” Johnson reporters after Sunday’s game. “Humbled. Humbled.

“I’ll never get over it. Ever.”

Read more:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2010/11/28/2010-11-28_stevie_johnson_buffalo_bills_wideout_blames_god_on_twitter_after_dropping_gamewi.html#ixzz16hKBBdj1

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