The Washington national football team destroyed the Dallas Cowboys for 41-16 on Thanksgiving Day, which is always fun. What was even nicer was that WFT’s offensive coordinator Scott Turner ran tricks during the game that were inspired by the cult classic film, Little Giants, Starring Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill. I am serious.
While the game didn’t result in a touchdown, it gave Washington priority and everyone’s respect was enjoyed on TV at home.
It needs to be watched closely, but WFT quarterback Alex Smith gets the football out of the center and then puts it forward between JD McKissic’s legs. Smith runs to the right of the field, while McKissic runs to the opposite.
– 106.7 A fan (@ 1067theFan) November 26, 2020
Here is a closer look. This brilliant.
– The check (@thecheckdown) November 26, 2020
After the game, Rivera confirmed that the play was inspired by the 1994 film and probably watched the films “a hundred times” because of her children.
According to Ron Rivera, the “fumblerooski” game that was run at the beginning of the game actually comes from the movie “Little Giants” and this game was called the “Puerto Rico Appendix”.
– Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) November 27, 2020
Rivera said yes, it was the little giants appendage to Puerto Rico’s game … Bum nodded to Phillips and said his name was Bumarooski. Rivera said she probably watched that movie “100 times” because her kids liked it so much.
– John Keim (@john_keim) November 27, 2020
It wasn’t the first time Rivera had run fumblerooks as well. The team made contact with Houston in the first year as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
Ron Rivera’s first year as Carolina coach.
Week 15, 2011, Houston
Seems familiar? pic.twitter.com/ej4iFVas7K
– michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) November 26, 2020
With the win, WFT took first place in the incredibly awful NFC East.
– The team 980 (@ team980) November 27, 2020
Alex Smith has been the only quarterback since the retirement of Joe Gibbs to have a winning record.
Alex Smith is now 8-5 in his career as a beginner in Washington.
Since HOF Joe Gibbs retired in 2008, Smith is the only QB in Washington to have a winning record.
– NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 27, 2020
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