Broncos Coach Explains Why Isaiah McKenzie Hesitated So Long On 78 Yard Touchdown Return

Broncos Coach Explains Why Isaiah McKenzie Hesitated So Long On 78 Yard Touchdown Return

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Broncos Coach Explains Why Isaiah McKenzie Hesitated So Long On 78 Yard Touchdown Return


Last Saturday night, Georgia great Isaiah McKenzie did what he does best: return punts for touchdowns.

On a second-quarter punt against Minnesota in Denver’s preseason opener, Broncos wide receiver/returner McKenzie fielded the ball around the Broncos’ 23 yard line, did a few stutter-steps, retreated, hit a few more stutter-steps, and before we knew it the Human Joystick was celebrating with teammates in the end zone.

The touchdown run was nothing new to Georgia fans, and we all kind of knew McKenzie, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was going to make something of that run. Many were dubious though.

What’s up with the stutter-steps, you may ask?

Broncos’ special teams coordinator Tom McMahon explains here:

“Yeah, especially when a ball is kicked to the side you’re trying to return it to,” McMahon said. “You have to let those guys get back. If the ball is kicked away, you’ll see a lot of guys go flat right away, so I thought he handled that pretty well in terms of giving us a chance to get back to it.”

“It was a great return,” McMahon said. “He did a good job of stemming that and letting everybody catch back up. It was a great play for him. It will build confidence for him and he just has to keep growing.”

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