Broncos return man Trindon Holliday started celebrating 75 yards into a 76-yard punt return on Sunday, and if not for a botched call by the officials, his touchdown against the Panthers would have been wiped out and ruled a fumble at the 1-yard line. As a result, Holliday says he’s done with his touchdown celebrations.
Holliday said he and Broncos special teams coach Jeff Rodgers watched the film together, and Holliday knows he wasn’t in the end zone before he dropped the ball on his touchdown. As a result, he has promised Rodgers that if he scores again he’ll hold onto the ball until he runs to the sideline and hands it to Rodgers.
“I had to go back and look at the film and I really wasn’t, so coach told me next time to just bring him the ball so we’ll be all right,” Holliday told the Denver Post. “Just cross the goal line and bring [Rodgers] the football to be on the safe side.”
That’s wise advice. Most of the talk about Holliday’s touchdown has centered on the fact that it was a blown call by the officials, but it was also a bonehead play by Holliday. At least he has promised not to do it again.