Want to know why the Falcons are 2-9 this season? Then look no further than the GIF above, which features Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan scrambling during the second half of last night's Saints/Falcons game before making a break for it and taking off for the end zone. He has a lane. He looks like he's going to score. All he needs to do is lower his shoulder and fight for a few extra yards and…
YO, DID HE JUST…DID HE JUST…DID HE JUST SLIDE?!?
Yes, he most certainly did. He slid. On third down. With a chance to score a TD. And the Falcons had to kick a field goal instead of score a touchdown on the drive. Samuel L. Jackson, who was at the game, was not happy about it:
No, really. He was pissed:
I MUST call Bullshit on da slide!#scaredy cat!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 22, 2013
And so were more than a few Falcons fans:
Yeah Matt Ryan were paying you millions to slide 3 yards short of the endzone— Kyle Bobo (@bobo_kyle) November 22, 2013
Favre would have lowered his shoulder on that. Nice slide Matt Ryan. #pansy— Stuart Hurt (@stuarthurt6) November 22, 2013
Nice slide from the 3 yard line Matt Ryan. Does your mom play football too?— TJ Muehleman (@tjmule) November 22, 2013
Damn, dude. If that play doesn't sum up the Falcons season, we don't know what does. Well, okay, other than this:
Only five more weeks of this, Falcons fans. Five looooooong weeks...
[via Bleacher Report]