ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Danny Trevathan swears he's snuffed out the showboat in him.
Denver's second-year linebacker blames excitement over his first NFL start for his premature celebration of a sure pick-6 that resulted in a touchback instead of a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 1 rout of the Ravens.
After getting burned on the same route earlier, Trevathan stepped in front of running back Ray Rice to pick off Joe Flacco's pass at the Baltimore 30 early in the fourth quarter. He raced down the Ravens' sideline but discarded the ball just shy of the goal line.
That decision left teammate Wesley Woodyard with an ankle injury, made Brandon Stokley the new Don Beebe and ultimately prevented the Broncos from breaking their franchise record of 50 points scored 50 years ago.