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Everyone is trying to find a nickname for Steelers tight end Vance McDonald after he continues to runover defenders, often sending his victims to the sidelines.
“Run over” is a great description for his play from the man I’ve coined “Mac Truck” McDonald, because he left a few tire tracks on as many as five Cincinnati Bengals en route to a 26-yard play which opened the Steelers fifth offensive possession.
As Ben Roethlisberger is flushed out of the pocket, he finds his intended target, McDonald, who is being covered by Cincinnati’s famous dirty player, linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Having to cleanly wrap up and tackle doesn’t appear to be in Burfict’s repertoire, as McDonald sheds him like cheap Walmart blanket on a brisk Fall afternoon!
What should’ve been a 6- or 7-yard gain turns into 26 as McDonald breaks two more tackles and requires three Bengals in order to bring him down. The entire drive would last 4:18 and end after 8 plays with James Conner running in for his second touchdown of the game to give Pittsburgh a seven-point lead.