Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) throws an illegal forward pass against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) and cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 23-15. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Saints’ Marques Colston: Obviously lateral didn’t go as planned


The New Orleans Saints game-ending drive against the Seattle Seahawks didn’t go as planned. There was a play called where wide receiver Marques Colston would throw a lateral 50 yards across the width of the field. Instead of being a lateral, it was more of a forward pass ending the game on a sour note, some saying Colston could’ve stepped out of bounds and given his team another shot at the end zone late in the game.

“It’s a play that we worked on,” Colston told ESPN. “Obviously, it’s not an ideal situation [being behind with time expiring and no timeouts], but the ball came out. And obviously the throw didn’t go the way I would have planned. But, it happens.”

Head coach Sean Payton said it was a play they had worked on.

“Marques has got a pretty good arm,” Payton said. You know, hindsight, [it was] a play where he could have caught it, stepped out and then maybe [we throw] a Hail Mary to the end zone. But it was a play we had put in a week and a half ago, prior to this game, which was a deep throw to Marques and then across the field.”

 

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