Found November 07, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
The Washington Redskins tried to spice things up with a 27-21 lead over the Minnesota Vikings late in the third quarter with a head-scratching decision to try a trick play in the form of a fake punt inside of their own 35-yard-line. As you can see in the GIF below, the play wasn’t executed very well.     Punter Sav Rocca showed off his lack of passing ability by missing his intended target—third-year tight end Niles Paul by a mile.  Making matters worse, Washington was charged with an unsportsmanlike penalty and had to re-punt the football, setting the Vikings up with great field position and eventually leading to Adrian Peterson’s second touchdown of the game.   Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of  He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website.  Follow him @_M

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