Broncos LB forgets something

Broncos LB forgets something
September 6, 2013, 9:30 am
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First, he jumped the route. Then he jumped the gun.

For all of the Ravens’ problems in their 49-27 loss to the Broncos on Thursday night, at least they didn’t make the game’s most boneheaded play. That belongs to Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan.

Cruising to the end zone after intercepting Joe Flacco’s pass intended for Ray Rice, Trevathan started his touchdown celebration at least a yard — maybe more — before he crossed the goal line. He dropped the ball, and in an ensuing scramble for it between the Ravens’ Brandon Stokley and the Broncos’ Wesley Woodyard, it rolled out of the end zone, giving the ball back to Baltimore on a touchback.

“It was a young mistake. I was just in the moment," Trevathan said. "I thought I was in the end zone. Next time, I’m going hold the ball up high and give it to a fan or something. But it’s not going to happen again. I’m growing from it, and I’m not let going to let anybody stop me.”

Given how Denver blew out the Ravens, not too much will be made of Trevathan’s Leon Lett moment, but Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio could be seen laying into him on the sideline.

And since the linebacker mentioned it as a “young mistake,” Trevathan is 23 and in his second NFL season. Guess he needed to be a little older to learn the part about holding onto the ball until he’s past the goal line.