That’s not what you want to do in your NFL debut, Pete Robertson.
The Redskins rookie linebacker, who was promoted from the practice squad this week, cost his squad a ton of yards and, worse, made himself the butt of Twitter jokes when he failed to properly down a punt Thursday night against the Giants.
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Robertson fielded Tress Way’s kick at the Giants’ 7 and then jogged into the end zone, turning an inspiring special teams play into a distressing touchback.
nickr83: What a dumba** move by Robertson gifting the Gi… #HTTR #NYGvsWAS NBC Sunday Night … https://t.co/hsrISO0nYv pic.twitter.com/kTMe031BGP
— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) November 24, 2017
And, lest you think people are in a forgiving holiday mood . . .
Welcome to the NFL Pete Robertson. Duh!
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 24, 2017
When Pete Robertson downs a punt pic.twitter.com/qv5QrfdGwl
— Not Robert Griffin (@Pseudo_RGIII) November 24, 2017
Robertson is just honoring Mike Sellers, who wore 45. Sellers was always good for a boneheaded play/penalty every game. #HTTR https://t.co/auTXqNoded
— Rob Embrey (@baywatchboy) November 24, 2017
I’m crying 😂. Pete Robertson did everything except spike the ball to celebrate
— Marshall (@M7Aaron) November 24, 2017
What in the #%@&€* was Robertson thinking? #Redskins pic.twitter.com/mjIiy0iGae
— Kevin Merida (@meridak) November 24, 2017
Yeah, that pretty much negated Robertson’s tackle on the opening kickoff.
Hang in there, rook.