[GIF] That Crazy Fumble-Fumble Thing For A Touchdown

That touchdown where Ryan Mathews fumbled the football and that is all I can think of. He fumbled the football. I know we scored, but we should have lost that football and the momentum would have changed immediately from that point.

It still was a crazy play. BUT HE FUMBLED AGAIN!!!

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  • arnie

    Just like Whiz drew it up in the play book.

    • tubbs45

      #YouGotWhizzedOn Arizona!!!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Mathews should be kissing Gates’ ass on Main St.

    • JoseSD

      That I don’t attribute to his butterfingers that defender hit him perfectly as he jumped and punched the ball out

      • boltingindiego

        mathews cost us a touchdown but then the cardinals were idiots and gave it back.

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        I’ll have to go back and look. Did he have two hands on the ball? I would also like to see him pound the rock straight ahead for tough yardage. Going over the top all of the time is dangerous, predictable, and can be disastrous… as it almost was here. Especially if you have injury or fumbling problems.. which he has both. Not going to hold it against him too much. He has been doing great, so far!!!!

  • JoseSD

    Great play by gates on both ends he kept it alive

  • RZ

    I keep watching that crazy play over&over..ha! Gates stayed with it and it paid out. Good Heads up play!

  • OP Bolt

    You really only deserve one of these gifts per year. Too bad it came in pre-season. It looks to me like RM takes his right hand off the ball as he jumps. My old coach would have had me running stadiums for a month for that.

  • Stefanie Smith

    What I took from all this, is how the rest of the players stuck with it. Even though it was only preseason, they were all chasing it down and still in it. God love Antonio.

    And Matthews may make mistakes—but sometimes when something goes wrong, it is not so much a mistake as the other guy making a play.

    They did great. All of them trying. Can’t ask for more than that for this game.

  • Gunnar Martin

    The Gates leg-tackle thing just makes me crack up every time. Just between how ridiculous that was paired with the fact that he forced the ball out the next moment is both hilarious and ironic at the same time. Play of the game. Love you Gatsey.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Omg, yes., What was really great, he was in it until the end.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Phillip was so upbeat. He said they still have a lot to work on, but it felt like a Monday night game. Everyone was into it.

  • Nick in PB

    He got hit from underneath while in the air. I hate to see that it happened to Ryan but that could happen to anyone. Two hands would be more appropriate!

    • doomedby2020

      The ball left his hands before his feet left the ground….

  • 1961 Fan

    Matthews will turn out to be like past seasons – a liability!

  • tubbs45

    MMA Gates style, leg grab to catch upper cut!!!

  • joerockt

    Crazy play, but should have never happened. Don’t know why Mathews thinks he needs to leave his feet at the goal line. Put two hands on the goddam ball and punch it in.

    Glad that he is running well, but were going to see more of this shit again this year because nothing has changed with his ball carrying style.

  • Bill Nichols

    Looked like ding dong RM24 was trying to switch hands or something when it came out. Anyway, this better not be a glimpse into the future, I don’t think it will be, I know MM isn’t going to just sweep that one under the rug. He will be drilled, and drilled, and drilled some more in practice this week. Good job special teams, and the Db’s played solid as well. Those guys just need some time on the field together, Weddle will make them gel, he’s a work smarter, not harder type of baller. Rivers looked decent, but he can, and will do much better. I think he is just still getting comfortable with the line actually giving him time. Poor dude is still shell shocked. Can you say PTSD? yeah, I feel you brother. Let’s keep building, 2 weeks baby, 2 weeks. Bolt Up!!

  • Brandon

    I know everyone is saying RM24 will not fumble like this in regular season but come on he almost has as many fumbles as TD’s.

  • Pels04

    I know Im just making excuses here but (R) Nick Becton was in at LG and not Rinehart. Not really sure why since all the other first teamers were in. Anyways he went way to low. I think it was more of a bad block by Becton and a good defensive play than poor ball security by Mathews