Colts: Carson Wentz just tossed worst goal-line pick ever vs Rams
By Adam Weinrib
Prior to Sunday’s game, we had hope that the Rams would look a little sluggish, considering they weren’t able to lay themselves down to sleep in their preferred hotel.
Instead, it’s Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts who look like they were up all night.
Their first drive reached Rams territory, and the offense appeared ready to break the plane of the goal line. Unfortunately, Jonathan Taylor had other plans; he was stuffed three times, and on fourth down, Indy’s preferred pass play was completely blown up by the swarming Rams rush.
Renewed hope arrived after a Rams touchdown and Colts field goal, though.
Beaten badly on the first drive of the game for a score, safety Khari Willis regained his energy and ended up in the right place at the right time, hauling in an overthrown pick off the rocket arm of Matthew Stafford. The offense rumbled and rolled all the way into a goal-to-go situation again … which is exactly where Wentz decided he’d had enough success for one drive.
As Jack Doyle fell down on third down, the beleaguered quarterback dumped a shovel pass off into unmanned territory; it fell neatly into the arms of Troy Reeder of the Rams.
What …. was this?
Colts QB Carson Wentz just threw the worst pick you’ll ever see.
To call this a “miscommunication” between Wentz and Jack Doyle would be an understatement; one of the two men involved in this play might as well have been bowling. They weren’t speaking the same language.
It goes without saying that the Rams immediately got back in gear following this play, finding plenty of space on their ensuing drive down the field.
It’s still too early to claim Wentz “is what we thought he was,” but the early returns have been brutal, as his physical gifts have repeatedly been outshined by mental mistakes and a lack of preparedness. This was the latest example of a back-breaking gaffe, the type that repeatedly undermines Wentz’s supposedly high ceiling.