NFL analysts break down squirrel’s zone coverage technique
Aug 24, 2017, 5:36 PM
WE HAVE A SQUIRREL CHASE
— Ranger Wob (@World_Wide_Wob) August 25, 2017
It’s preseason football, and fans of the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles realized they hated watching it when a squirrel ran onto the field in the middle of their game on Thursday evening.
The little guy hopped around the playing field for a brief moment before heading for the sidelines, and the moment brought about a fun off-the-cuff moment for the NFL Network analysts, who had this little exchange.
— See where he squats? He squats in the perfect place.
— Oh yeah, right in the zone coverage.
— He’s a little tired. Can he move? Let’s see if he can move. Oh! Man! Did you see that get-off?
— He sat down, it’s like zone coverage, right? He sat in the middle of the zone.
— He squatted right in the middle of the zone.
— Now, that’s being coached.
The problem is, the squirrel’s athleticism prompted wishful fans to call for him to switch positions.
Specifically, many angry fans called for the squirrel to take a spot on their respective teams as backup quarterback.
Squirrel > McGloin
— Marcus Smith Cut SZN (@TheInfamousKee) August 25, 2017
In this weeks edition of things more exciting that Matt McGloin…
A squirrel on the field
— Liam Jenkins (@LiamJenkins21) August 25, 2017
Put the squirrel in for McGloin
— Bill Kornfeld (@RadioBill1210) August 25, 2017
@MiamiDolphins put the squirrel in for Matt Moore🗣
— El Padrino (@PrhymeVIP) August 25, 2017
That squirrel is a better QB than Matt Moore
— Slim Brewster (@CSteph90) August 25, 2017
The squirrel officially has more rushing yards than Blount this preseason
— Luke Gregoria (@lukewarm_tweets) August 25, 2017
That squirrel has more moves than blount tho… Sorry had to do it
— Wentzidelphia eagles (@thomasrp93) August 25, 2017
Just heard the browns are looking to work out the squirrel that ran across the 20 at the birds game
— Gene Creemers (@chauncey_30) August 25, 2017
Can squirrel return punts?
— Mike (@unuthryear) August 25, 2017
Squirrel gonna get more snaps than Kendricks
— David Murphy (@ByDavidMurphy) August 25, 2017