The Pittsburgh Steelers scored touchdowns on two of their three red zone possessions Monday night against the Houston Texans and according to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on his Tuesday morning radio show, their first red zone touchdown play, the reverse pass from wide receiver Antonio Brown to fellow wide receiver Lance Moore, was called by head coach Mike Tomlin.
On his radio show, Ben said Haley told him on the sideline that Tomlin called the reverse pass from Brown to Moore.
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 21, 2014
Roethlisberger would also go on to say that the reverse play was their top two-point conversion play as well.
Hey, whatever works, right?
Teams generally have just a few special plays that aren’t on tape that they use on two point conversions and if that’s what it took to get the Steelers offense out of the red zone funk that they were in, so be it. Just draw up a few more to replace that one to use in the future.
The touchdown pass to Moore was the first of Brown’s career and it nearly was blown up by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who had beat tackle Mike Adams on the play. Roethlisberger also made an outstanding cut block on the play that enabled Brown to have a few extra seconds.
Below are animated gifs from that play.