Colts get meme treatment for running worst fake punt in history
The Indianapolis Colts ran one of the most inconceivable, poorly drawn out and pathetically executed plays in NFL history. And they did it on the huge stage of “Sunday Night Football” during a big revenge game against the New England Patriots, all while they actually had a decent chance at winning the game.
With the team down by six points 27-21, the Colts snapped the ball on 4th-and-3 from that formation despite being in their territory and facing a three-man front and five in the box.
As you could have predicted, it didn’t end well. The Pats punched it in for a touchdown shortly thereafter and took a commanding 34-21 lead.
If you say Chuck Pagano should be fired for allowing that play to happen under his watch, we wouldn’t disagree. The guy probably deserved to be canned long ago. But enough of us — on with the memes and jokes!
Most of Indy right now pic.twitter.com/NcGWbIlKrF
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) October 19, 2015
This is how that fake punt by the Colts should have been ran, man. This has first down written all over it. pic.twitter.com/d4TWbC3wfh
— Jon Gruden (@Faux_Gruden) October 19, 2015
— Jesus Flores (@SSgtFlo1) October 19, 2015
— Andrew Luck (@FauxAndyLuck) October 19, 2015
had to be done pic.twitter.com/LgVCTLuxGx
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) October 19, 2015
“Oh, this will totally work.” pic.twitter.com/e3WFMjEDKd
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) October 19, 2015
The Colts really just snapped this. pic.twitter.com/NkHWWK06JA
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) October 19, 2015
"No no no he doesn't fake. He thinks about faking. He pretends to fake … I don't know where I am." pic.twitter.com/3WKswkPZXA
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 19, 2015
Genius of @SNFonNBC to play "Misunderstanding" by Genesis going to break after that unmitigated disaster of a mental meltdown.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 19, 2015
Michigan ran the second-worst special teams play of the weekend. Think about that.
— Kevin Clark (@KevinClarkWSJ) October 19, 2015
That was essentially a Madden glitch, an email to EA and a restart.
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) October 19, 2015
I still think that fake punt could have worked if there wasn't one guy blocking 5 Patriots.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 19, 2015
Question: Is Jim Irsay sufficiently impulsive to fire Chuck Pagano after this game for that ridiculous play?
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 19, 2015
Legitimate question, and the answer is that would not be impulsive nor the wrong move.