Make sure you check out the 'Mortified Punter' Region of the 2012 GIF tournament.
Yesterday we took a look at some defensive GIFs. Today we'll look at some offensive stuff, including blocking, why Matt Cassel is the bane of my existence, and a couple of beast mode plays from backup offensive players.
Hit the jump to see the GIFs, and please, if you haven't yet, check out GIF'D UP: Part 1. This is going to be a regular feature here on AP.
First up, we have Matt Cassel. Now, I know you're all saying "but, Clay, Matt was so great the other night, why you gotta hate?" The answer is "haters gonna hate," so here's the GIF.
Cassel's first read is covered (you can see they were trying to get the ball to Jon Baldwin), and he panics when he flips his head around and there's a pass rusher in his face. The result is a horrible throw in the right flat to Jamaal Charles. You might think this is nothing, but if I see this happen on a key third down in a big game this year, I'll blow my stack.
FORTUNATELY, on the next play, Matt came back and made a good, accurate throw to Dexter McCluster for a first down, and he did it with a guy running right in his face. So good job, Matt. Good effort.
Now let's take a look at some blocking. Below we have Peyton Hillis' big run on our second possession. We'll see just who sprang him, and it might surprise you.
First, there's a nice block by Jon Asamoah to completely stonewall our old pal, Vonnie Holliday. But then Nate Eachus seems to take out two guys, including the nose tackle, with one block. Yup, Nate Eachus threw the key block on this, IMO. And then Hillis just runs over the last linebacker. An all-around awesome play. I still have no idea who Nate Eachus is, but well done. There's a minor assist from Eric Winston at the end, too, and he takes out Rodney Hudson.
Now we have the TD run on our second possession. Holliday is getting owned by our interior line again, and Hudson does a decent job preventing play-killing penetration, but the guy who springs the TD is Tony Moeaki. He takes on Adrian Wilson, who bounces off the block and gets sucked into another one, and then stones the remaining linebacker, letting Shaun Draughn slip through the crack. Touchdown!
Last but not least, check out the QB sneak. Remember all those short-yardage plays where Casey Wiegmann got shoved into the backfield? Yeah, those days are over. Dan Williams gets into Rodney Hudson here pretty quick, but Hudson stands him up and allows zero penetration, eventually shoving him backwards.
How about Steve Maneri? Nothing earth shattering here, but I love this play. He's got a defender riding on his back and still manages to run over another guy. This is some Jason Dunn-type stuff. Love this.
Finally, Terrence Copper gets jacked up. Ouch. Brady Quinn, shame on you.
That concludes this week's GIF'D UP. Scott Pioli, final thoughts?
Irony is defined as Peyton Hillis scoring a TD and handing the ball to a guy in a Larry Johnson jersey.