Ike Taylor found it out the hard way on Sunday: Demaryius Thomas likes the stiff-arm.
Thomas, who caught a Tim Tebow pass on the first play of overtime, stiff-armed Taylor and raced to the end zone for an 80-yard touchdown to lead the Broncos over the Steelers, said after the game that the stiff-arm is a technique he takes pride in.
“I know I’m young,” Thomas tells Peter King in this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, “but I think I’ve got one of the best stiff-arms in the league.”
The stiff-arm has become something of a lost art in football, but Thomas had a beautiful one on Sunday to spring the game-winning touchdown. Thomas also showed plenty of speed, and it came on a great play call, with a great pass from Tebow.
“My assignment was to get on the corner and beat him inside, cutting across the middle,” Thomas said. “When I saw the safety come up, I knew all I had to do was get a step on the corner and Tim would find me.”