Marques Colston Seals Saints’ Fate With Epic Lateral Fail

Marques ColstonWe’re still trying to figure out what Saints receiver Marques Colston was thinking on this play. With almost no time on the clock, and the Saints trailing 23-15 to the Seahawks, Drew Brees probably had one or two plays left — one being a Hail Mary (and ensuing two-point conversion) — to tie the game and send it to overtime. Brees hit Colston along the sideline, where simply stepping out of bounds would have set up a final heave. Instead, Colston did…this. What this is, is not a legal play in football. And, because you can’t just throw the ball forward to kill the clock, there was a ten-second run-off, which ended the game in very anti-climactic fashion.