The New York Jets might not be playing for much oner than pride and possibly their head coach’s job, but that hasn’t stopped them from getting creative and going retro with their offense on Sunday. Geno Smith has notoriously had issues all season long, and that was punctuated with the Jets needing to bring in defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to score a touchdown early against the Miami Dolphins.
Richardson scoring isn’t really a commentary on Geno Smith’s year as a struggling offensive leader as much as it is a throwback to William “The Fridge” Perry of the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Fridge scored in the Super Bowl that year on almost exactly the same play and while the circumstances are different for Richardson, it’s still pretty cool to see.
And there’s also this to ponder as well:
Sheldon Richardson now has more rushing TD than Arian Foster & Doug Martin.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) December 29, 2013
Plus, the Dolphins might miss the playoffs because they allowed a defensive tackle to score an offensive touchdown, which is sort of perfect if you think about it.