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Steelers’ George Pickens makes crazy just one-handed catch vs. Browns


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Was that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie receiver George Pickens or Odell Beckham Jr. who produced that insane 1-handed grab?

On Thursday night’s activity concerning the Steelers and Cleveland Browns, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky launched a deep pass down the proper sideline intended for Pickens, but it looked to be a very little bit way too significantly.

That is until eventually Pickens extended his suitable arm and did his most effective Beckham impact, snagging the ball and holding it to his human body soon after hitting the floor tricky.

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George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the Detroit Lions at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh on Aug. 28, 2022.

George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers seems on all through the video game from the Detroit Lions at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh on Aug. 28, 2022.
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The 36-lawn reception established up a Steelers touchdown drive that was capped by a Najee Harris operate into the end zone. Rookie jogging back again Jaylen Warren also experienced some wonderful operates to get Pittsburgh into the purple zone.

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Beckham’s catch was possible far more spectacular when you set them aspect by facet — thinking of he had a Dallas Cowboys cornerback draped all around him that dedicated go interference. It also went for a touchdown.

Mitch Trubisky of the Pittsburgh Steelers scrambles from Anthony Walker Jr. of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sept. 22, 2022.

Mitch Trubisky of the Pittsburgh Steelers scrambles from Anthony Walker Jr. of the Cleveland Browns in the course of the to start with quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sept. 22, 2022.
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But that was Beckham’s rookie year in a primetime Sunday Night Football recreation. Pickens is building a statement of his very own on national Television set.

He also built some statements prior to the activity this week. Pickens, a Georgia item, said that he felt he was open up “90% of the time” in the Steelers’ reduction to the New England Patriots this previous Sunday.

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“I just say that for the reason that I’m a huge male that runs in the low 4.4,” Pickens stated by way of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Critique. “I normally have a step on anyone, and my step is obviously extended than the other particular person, and I’m actually rapid. I’m normally [going to] have a action and generally truly feel like 99% of the time I’m open even even though the ball will get there in the air and [the defender] receives time to catch back again up.”

George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers felt he was open

George Pickens of the Pittsburgh Steelers felt he was open “90% of the time” in the Steelers’ reduction to the New England Patriots on Sept. 18, 2022.
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Coming into this activity, Pickens had just two catches for 22 yards as the Steelers are attempting to obtain their rhythm in the passing video game with new quarterback Trubisky, who is using over for the retired Ben Roethlisberger.

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