Skip to comments.The Hapless Redskins & Their Attempt at a Fake Field Goal (Video of trick play)
Posted on 12/22/2009 3:07:08 PM PST by FredJake
Like the play where Jim Marshall ran the wrong way for a touchdown, the Redskins will want to forget this trick play they attempted instead of kicking a last second field goal at the end of the first half of the MNF game against the New York Giants. Well, not only was the trick play botched, but as the play progressed it looked like it was a bunch of Pee-Wee Football kids running around the first for the first time. The Redskins fake field goal trick play almost ended up in a 95 yard interception return for a touchdown by the Giants. Along with their season, the Redskins will want to forget this play, but it seems unlikely they will ever be allowed to forget it. It is destined to go down in NFL history as one of those stupid things you just want to forget.
With the New York Giants leading the Washington Redskins 24-0 in the first half, the Redskins were able to drive the ball a bit on a great play by Santana Moss. With the second ticking down on the first half, the Redskins set up for a field goal that would at least put them on the board before halftime. Coming out to the field was the kicking team, and in an audible at the line, the play-caller (in this case the punter) shifted the line to the left side of the field. When I say left side of the field, I mean the center, a lineman and the kicker were the only ones left around the punter near the center of the field. In order to prepare for the play, the New York Giants simply called time-out on defense.
Instead of kicking the field goal after the time out was over, they again changed their offensive line set up and still tried the trick play. Well, enjoy the video and see for yourself what a fool the redskin coaching staff must truly feel like.
Check out the video of the failed trick play
If you’re going to steal from Bobby Bowden’s playbook and try to apply it to the NFL, you have to at least drill.
It looked more like someone had a Hail-Mary brainfart.
The Bills pulled off fake field goals successfully for TD’s twice this year.
But the Bills only shifted one defensive end, who entered the field of play at the last minute. Therefore, no one on the D noticed him and he walked uncovered into the end-zone.
This Redskins play was just a joke!
Tony Kornheiser said on PTI that Head Coach Jim Zorn should have been fired at halftime.
They look like the media trying to sell the idea that Obama has a brain.
What`s the Redskins` problem?
Daniel Snyder don`t know jack, so it naturally trickles down and you end up with a bad team year after year after year...
Did they think the LB’s or the kicker would catch that ball and get a TD??
I do not get the thinking.
Being a Cowboy fan, I hope the Redskins play this supid next week!
This has been a great football season.