Steelers kicker Josh Scobee was disappointed in his performance in Pittsburgh’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday after missing two field-goal attempts in the second half.
“It’s pretty frustrating,” Scobee said, according to Fox Sports. “I feel like I let the team down. It’s not something I ever want to remember doing. It’s just a bad feeling.”
In overtime, the Steelers could have attempted a field goal to break the 20–20 tie, but instead quarterback Michael Vick threw an incomplete pass at Antonio Brown on fourth-and-1 at the Ravens’ 33-yard line. Minutes later, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sent his third field goal of the night through the goal posts from 52 yards away, sealing Baltimore’s victory.
Head coach Mike Tomlin twice turned to Vick to go for it in overtime instead of calling on Scobee to kick. Both times Vick, who is filling in for injured Ben Roethlisberger, was thwarted.
“We lost, so I’m not going to try and justify anything that we did,” Tomlin said. “Anything we did, I take responsibility for.”
Scobee, who is now 6 for 10 this season, made two field goals and two extra points in the first half. Still, he received strong backlash for his failures in the second half from Steelers fans on Twitter, and ultimately deleted his account.
The Steelers, now 2–2, will face the Chargers in Week 5.
- Erin Flynn