It’s one thing to call a play for a fat guy. When you give it an epic name, it almost has to work.
Via Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, the touchdown scored by 346-pound Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe yesterday came on a play with possibly the perfect name for a football play.
Poe motioned out into a bunch formation, lining up behind three teammates to take a quick lateral into the end zone, making him a hero of a 26-10 win over their division-rival Raiders.
“He’s got phenomenal hands,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “I know that’s tough to say about a nose guard, but he’s got phenomenal hands.”
Poe has scored before, on a touchdown plunge at the goal line last year, making him the largest man to score a touchdown in league history. But he said this play was practically automatic, since he’s never dropped a pass in practice.
“It ain’t risky,” Poe said. “We practice it all the time. Practice makes perfect.”
But the credit for putting 1,134 pounds of Chiefs into that small area — and to giving it that name — belongs to Reid, for calling the footballest football play ever.