Booger McFarland’s analysis of a pass from Josh Allen to John Brown in the second quarter of Saturday’s Wild Card Game between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans was wrong and received negative feedback online.
The Bills were leading 7-0 and had the ball for a 3rd-and-10 at the Houston 22 early in the second quarter. Josh Allen threw a pass to the right sideline for Brown. The pass was caught but called incomplete because Brown was unable to get his feet down inbounds.
Yeah Booger this is all on Josh Allen holding onto the ball too long and not John Brown just jumping for no reason at all pic.twitter.com/9SgulJEAfu
— Michael Grier (@MichaeIGrier) January 4, 2020
McFarland blamed Allen for the incompletion, saying the quarterback needed to throw the pass earlier. Most people watching disagreed and felt Allen made a nice throw and that Brown should have gotten his feet down.
Here are some of the tweets in response, including one from Jerry Rice’s son, who is a wide receiver.
John brown need to drag his feet. Booger talking about it’s josh Allen fault
— Jerry Rice Jr (@Flash80jr) January 4, 2020
that’s on john brown, not josh allen. what game is booger watching?
— Alex Glaze (@Alex_Glaze) January 4, 2020
No Booger, that was on John Brown. QB threw it in the right spot Brown should have planted his feet.
— Chris Raine (@CraineRaine) January 4, 2020
How’s Booger blaming Josh Allen on that throw? John Brown needs to get his feet down. He had plenty of room
— Thomas Shafer (@thomas_shaf3r) January 4, 2020
Maybe Allen throwing the pass earlier would have helped, but he still made a good enough throw no matter how you look at it. That’s on Brown to do better with the pass.