Can you believe this? They were about to engage in a coordinated celebration and cost this TEAM fifteen yards for their own selfish purposes and give Darren Sproles the chance to run the football back to shift momentum. If not for the leadership of Stokely we could have lost that game because of these fifteen yards. The front office needs to send a message to Thomas and Decker by suspending both of them for conduct detrimental to the team, sheer locker room cancers worse than Brandon Marshall ever was.Thomas scored a touchdown in the third quarter and tossed the ball to Decker, who stood under the goal post and was about to toss the ball back up in the air, where Thomas could grab it for an alley-oop dunk over the crossbar. But it’s a 15-yard penalty in the NFL for players to engage in coordinated touchdown celebrations, so when Stokley realized what Decker and Thomas were about to do, he ran behind Decker and stole the ball from him, cutting their celebration short.
Soon these two receivers will be teaming up not for group celebrations but also to undermine Peyton Manning and Coach John Fox. Tebow would never have allowed his receivers to take the football team away from him; Tebow knew this was coming and to stop it he made his footballs impossible to catch in order to keep these two locker room malcontents in check. Manning could learn a thing or two from Tebow.
...Joking aside, I'm glad Stokely is keeping these receivers humble in their new found success under Manning. Would have been a pretty awesome celebration though.