December 24, 2011
Early Doucet showed on Saturday that there's something more embarrassing than dropping an easy, game-changing touchdown pass while wide open: not even getting a chance to drop an easy, game-changing touchdown pass while wide open.
The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver didn't have a defender within 10 yards of him on a fourth-down pass from John Skelton. All he had to do was go get the lofted throw and the Cardinals would have been an extra point away from tying the Cincinnati Bengals. Doucet didn't get that far though, as he stumbled near the goal line and fell to the ground as the pass bounced incomplete.
At 7-7, Arizona's playoff chances were somewhere between slim and none, so Doucet's tumble wasn't exactly a season-ender. Had he stayed upright, it could have been for Cincinnati though. Now, the Bengals are 9-6 and stand a good chance of winning the AFC's final wild card next weekend.
Other popular stories on Yahoo! Sports:
• Tim Tebow inspired by high-school QB's spirit after losing leg
• 2012 MMA crystal ball: Brock Lesnar, Tito Ortiz could see retirement
• Five secrets to successful gift returning
Posted Jul 2 2012
Posted Jul 3 2012
Posted Jun 21 2012