I recently saw this fun thread on reddit—your fun may vary!—regarding each NFL team’s most abjectly boneheaded plays. I thought of the Falcons because there are no shortage of boneheaded plays in this team’s history, unfortunately, even if they’ve been mostly outweighed by good plays in recent years.
For the Falcons, it’s sort of hard to choose just one. Eugene Robinson’s fateful sting wasn’t a play, per se, but it has to be in the conversation. Harry Douglas tripping over the turf monster, while not exactly boneheaded, causes the bile to rise in the back of my throat. And heck, splitting a fullback out wide on the most crucial play of your season has to come into the conversation.
I am interested to hear what you guys come up with—and a little fearful—so I will turn you loose. Please don’t let these memories destroy your Sunday, though.