The athletes and coaches of the National Football League are remarkable in many ways. They are physical specimens who have more athletic talent in their pinky fingers than people like me have in their whole bodies. Many of them look like Greek warriors. Most of them are diligent students of the game and hard workers who provide some of the most jaw-dropping highlight reels you will ever see. They are not, shall we say, always known for their sky-high IQs.
Sure, Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 1530 on the SATs and Andrew Luck went to Stanford, but, by and large, most of the men in the NFL are not making millions off their brain power, and I’m not just talking about Wonderlic scores. They may be able to read an offensive scheme quicker than lightning, they may be able to find a weakness in a defense by the way a safety stands pre-snap, they may be able to jump a route thanks to hours of film study, but sometimes they lack that seemingly rarest gift of all: basic common sense.
Whether it’s Michael Vick saying his goal line fumble was “meant to be,” a coach icing his own kicker, a player making his mark on a police blotter, or Andy Reid and anything involving a challenge flag or a timeout, we’ll take a spin through the league and see the stupidest things said and done each week, on and off the field.
Click through to see the top five offenders from this week: