UMaine football team shows Colts how to run a trick play properly

Last night’s ill-fated trick play, run by the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter of their 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots, is already being called one of the worst football plays of all time.

The response to the outrageous bungle is so widespread that even the University of Maine football team is getting in on the fun.

On Monday morning @BlackBearsFB posted this on their Twitter page with the caption, “Hey @Colts, this is how it’s done.”:

The clip is from a game-winning overtime play game against James Madison University in 2011.

The Black Bear’s pre-snap alignment for the play is similar to what the Colts did on Sunday night, except the quarterback in Maine’s version- former Portland High School star Chris Treister– was lined up well behind the line of scrimmage.

Here’s what happened when the Colts tried it:

So what do you think about the play?

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.