Dee Ford gets tired of talking about that one play

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Monday night was just the start of the week, and Dee Ford was able to admit he was already tired of being asked that one question.

The 49ers defensive end has been through his season-ending penalty from his days with the Chiefs, and he knows this week will bring even more chances to explain what could be a career low-point.

His offsides penalty in last year’s AFC Championship Game negated what would have been a game-clinching interception, which would have sent his then-Chiefs team to the Super Bowl a year earlier. During his 60-minute media session, it came up often, and he admitted it was tiresome at times.

Hell, yeah,” Ford said, via Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports. “But naw, it’s cool. That’s part of it. . . .

“Obviously, it’s an unfortunate play. But part of being a pro is persevering — everyone makes mistakes, you gotta own them, move forward, and there’s nothing else you can do. I’m not an excuse maker, and neither is that team. They’re back and we’re back.”

Since it comes up so often, he’s learned to keep the play in perspective.

“I’ve been through worse than that — I wasn’t even supposed to be playing [that year],” Ford said. “I came off my second back surgery that I had to beg my surgeon to do — he didn’t want to do it. I wasn’t even supposed to play last year. I had my second back surgery before that year, so nobody expected me to come back. I came into training camp and I was 25 pounds underweight.

“So you know, I’ve been through worse things than that. You have to block out the negative, focus on the positive.”

That he’s able to get back to the Super Bowl with another team so quickly helps ease the pain. But Ford also has to know that play will live in infamy for Chiefs fans, who might only forgive him if he repeats it Sunday in the Super Bowl.

10 responses to “Dee Ford gets tired of talking about that one play

  1. Chiefs fans aren’t. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM NOT GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL LAST SEASON

  2. I’m sure the rest of the KC defense would rather point to that play instead of the umpteen 3rd and 10’s they allowed the Pats to convert on thier final drives…….

  3. Such a silly trope constantly brought forth by so called “professional sports reporters” who should know better. Maybe if he isn’t offsides the Chiefs wouldn’t have had pressure on Brady and he might not have thrown that ball. What if Edelmans hand was positioned a 1/2″ away on that punt, and the miffed catch return for 7 by KC would have stood. What if 2 ridiculous PI calls against the Pats didn’t get called. What if the blatant pick play gets called and takes off 7 points off the score for KC- maybe Mahomes should have scored – a single point- in the first half.

    There were a ton of single plays in that game that would have changed the output- boiling it down to blaming Ford is typical of the constant sloppy NFL reporters/experts.

  4. He was lined up offsides multiple times in the GB game 10 days ago. 2-3 times were just as bad as what was called against NE last year.

    I’d like to know why it’s called while playing the Pats, but it’s not called when playing other teams….

  5. jbaxt says:
    January 28, 2020 at 9:21 am

    He was lined up offsides multiple times in the GB game 10 days ago. 2-3 times were just as bad as what was called against NE last year.

    I’d like to know why it’s called while playing the Pats, but it’s not called when playing other teams….
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    Uhh- probably because you live in a fantasy world that is obsessed with and hates the Pats?

    2-3 times against GB- give me a break!They almost never show an angle on TV where you can tell offsides or not.

  6. Well, Dee. You can man up and make us forget your blithering mistake. Right now this is your cross to bear. You put it on your shoulder and you are to drag it with you until you give us something else to remember.

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