It wasn’t captured by television cameras, but one of the most expressive moments of last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game win by the Seahawks was nonetheless witnessed.
After Seahawks punter Jon Ryan threw a fake field goal touchdown pass to backup tackle Garry Gilliam, the cameras naturally zoomed in on the fat guy. What they missed was Ryan doing the Aaron Rodgers’ title best dance in the direction of Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
Ryan, who was cut by the Packers in 2008, said he had been planning it for some time.
“Uh, when was I cut? Yeah, so, like, the day of,” Ryan said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today.
When his brother asked if he “did the belt,” Ryan replied: “I did the belt. Right at Mike McCarthy.” (They have the Vine video at Deadspin.)
“It was all in fun obviously,” Ryan said. “I have nothing but respect for Mike McCarthy. When I was in Green Bay, he was great to me. Just like Aaron Rodgers when he does it, it’s all in fun. No one takes things serious.”
Tell that to Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who tore his ACL doing the dance earlier this year.