Steelers fan, Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson reacts to controversial call vs. Patriots

Kerryon Johnson was busy practicing for the Peach Bowl during the Steelers-Patriots game on Sunday night, but he definitely wasn’t pleased once he saw how things shook out.

The play happens at about the 1:12 mark here. Ben Roethlisburger throws a slant to Jesse James, who then reaches over the goal line and appears to score, but it’s ruled incomplete because the control of the ball overruled crossing the goal line. The correct call given the rule, but still one that didn’t have many Steelers fans happy including Johnson.

Johnson began to react about 45 minutes after the game ended.

He’s no bandwagon fan either, in fact, Johnson’s Steeler’s fandom is well documented by Tom Green of

Johnson spent time in the offseason watching film and studying other running backs who have displayed patience on the field, waiting for holes and running lanes to open up before taking advantage of them for quality gains. Chief among those running backs Johnson watched was Pittsburgh Steelers star Le’Veon Bell, known as one of the most patient runners in the NFL….

Johnson was no stranger to watching Bell run. He’s a Steelers fan, so emulating Bell’s style made sense in a way, though Johnson used to think he couldn’t run that way.

Johnson’s season showed he could have the talent to be in the NFL one day. The Auburn running back gathered 1,320 yards on the ground with 23 rushing touchdowns and did it while battling a shoulder injury as well.

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