Unless it happens on the opening drive of the season, a wide receiver will always think his first touchdown took longer than expected.
But as each week passed for
On a third-and-5 play late in the first quarter,
“They were in quarters, but they played man on the outside,” Randle said. “It was press, and I just beat him with an inside release. Eli did a great job of placing the ball up high where I could go up and make a play on it, and touchdown.”
The equipment staff made sure the football was kept and put away for the rookie.
“A lot of pressure off finally getting in the end zone,” Randle said after the 38-10 victory. “It took longer than what I expected, but it’s a blessing. I just continue to work hard, hoping it will be the first of many.
“[The other wide receivers] were all happy for me. After that, it didn’t last long because we still had a game to play. It was only the first quarter. After that, it was back to focusing on coming out with another win.”