Deion Sanders critical of Houston Texans fake punt in playoffs
NFL legend Deion Sanders didn’t mince any words in Houston Texans playcalling against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ari Alexander of KRPC interviewed NFL great Deion Sanders in what turned out to be an honest critique of how Houston Texans fans felt with head coach Bill O’Brien allowing the special teams the opportunity to convert a fourth-down attempt to get a fresh set of downs.
The Texans failed to get the first down with Justin Reid getting tackled short of the first down by Daniel Sorensen and allowing the Kansas City Chiefs to get back into the game after initially trailing 24-0.
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Houston was up 24-7 early in the second quarter with the ability to regroup as a team and flip the field to give the Chiefs’ offense a long field to get in scoring position.
However, the Texans ended up turning the ball on downs inside their 35-yard line and gave the Chiefs all the momentum they needed to come back and win the game 51-31.
Sanders responded with honesty when asked how he evaluated the way the Texans’ season came to a close.
“That fake punt, that turned the whole thing. That was it. That one play, he is going to have to live that with the rest of his life [Bill O’Brien]. That is the second dumbest play I have ever seen in my life”.
Sanders clarified that Texans failed punt came only second to the infamous turnover from the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX.
“The first one was from Seattle [Seahawks] not giving Marshawn [Lynch] the ball.”