This week I was going to pick one of 3 great plays on the pitch, but they have been overtaken by 1 great moment ‘nearly’ on the pitch…
This picture shows Brock Osweiler. He’s not one of the highest profile players in the NFL, and he doesn’t get much game time.
That’s because he’s the back up quarterback to Peyton Manning at Denver. Manning is a legend in the game, and whereas it’s normal for the starter to be rested when the team are miles ahead, it’s well known that Manning doesn’t like to be taken out.
If Manning wants to stay in, his status in the game means he stays in! Unfortunately for Osweiler, who will understand this, there was a mix up in communication against Oakland…
Denever were miles ahead, and Osweiler thought he was going to get some game time. He runs to get his helmet, with a smile on his face, but when he turns round he sees that Manning has already trotted out onto the pitch.
Poor old Brock – the smile drops from his face and he throws his hand up in despair.
He did get some plays in the final quarter though, and was able to laugh off the incident afterwards.
The 3 plays I was going to choose between? Well, they all came in the grudge match between Chicago and Green Bay –
1. A punt which was blocked by an opponent kicking it even before the punter had kicked it.
2. Randall Cobb making a glorious one hand stretch diving catch in the endzone for a touchdown. Superb athleticism.
2. Brandon Marshall making effort and stretching reach to score a touchdown even though Chicago were well out of the game. Great fighting spirit which seemed to be noticeably lacking from some of his team mates.
Yes, 3 great moments on the field, but they have been beaten for my moment of the week by poor old Brock Osweiler’s ‘nearly’ moment!
Let me know what you think.
‘Ti Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
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