The Rams took a 15-0 lead midway through the third quarter on Sunday after Shaun Hill found tight end Jared Cook wide open in back of the end zone. With the point-after attempt pending, ESPN’s Gregg Easterbrook noted that Rams Coach (and first-class Redskins troll) Jeff Fisher “theatrically waved one finger in the air” after calling for a fake.
Now, you wouldn’t expect a coach to put up two fingers before sending his field goal unit onto the field for a fake extra point, but I do admire Fisher’s deception tactics here. I like to imagine he’s looking directly at Redskins special teams coach Ben Kotwica in the screenshot above, hoping to make eye contact. We all know what happened next.
“Then the Rams caught Washington’s coaches napping,” Thomas Boswell wrote. “The Rams went for a two-point conversion — an obvious possibility since it would make it a three-score game. As the Rams holder passed to an uncovered tight end, Washington watched like duplicity was unlawful.”
Fisher reveled in the successful fake on the sideline.
And Rams punter and holder Johnny Hekker, who threw the two-point conversion pass to Cory Harkey, held up two fingers.
Fisher, man. The next Redskins-Rams game should be fun.