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High five: When trick plays don’t attack

Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen (17) watches as teammate Colt Anderson (32) is tackled by New England Patriots running back James White (28) on a fake punt in the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Whalen served as the center on the trick play, and was lined up against three defenders. By himself.
Colts wide receiver Griff Whalen (17) watches as teammate Colt Anderson (32) is tackled by New England Patriots running back James White (28) on a fake punt in the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Whalen served as the center on the trick play, and was lined up against three defenders. By himself. The Associated Press

Possible names for the Colts’ trick play that backfired against the Patriots:

▪ X Split, Z Split, No Chance In Hell

▪ Spider Y Banana Peel

▪ Stack Right, Odd Set Left, Fingers Crossed

▪ Foolish Endeavor Left

▪ Overshift Right, Laughingstock Left

Jeff Caraska

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