Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick reacts to his big game against the Dolphins
That isn’t a big deal. After all, the Dolphins are now 0-7 and are widely considered the worst team in the NFL.
However, something notable did occur in this game: Steelers safety and former Dolphin Minkah Fitzpatrick came up with a pair of interceptions, which had to feel good against a Miami club that just traded him earlier this season.
Of course, Fitzpatrick was the one who asked to be dealt, but it was largely due to the fact that he felt the Dolphins were not using him correctly.
Now, the second-year defensive back is in a new environment, and he got to stick it to his old club in the process. Still, Fitzpatrick played it cool after the game, saying two picks is two picks regardless of who the opponent is.
“I think any game if I ever had two picks I would have a smile on my face after the game,” Fitzpatrick said, according to Chris Adamski of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It is my former team and my former teammates, and I have all the respect in the world for them. But it’s an NFL game — if I had two picks next week or last week, I would still have a smile on my face.”
On the season overall, Fitzpatrick has registered 23 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and five passes defended, with most of that production coming in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers’ defense has also looked noticeably better after the addition of Fitzpatrick.