Tennessee Titans cornerback Valentino Blake should hire someone to follow him around and whisper, "Remember, T-I-T-A-N-S. Their colors are white, blue, and powder blue," in his ear.
Because it would appear the five-year veteran forgot what team he's on for the second week in a row.
In Week 10, the special-teamer confidently proclaimed to know which team came up with a fumble, though if he knew which way his team was going, he was celebrating a Green Bay Packers recovery (the Titans actually collected the ball).
On Sunday in Week 11, with his team trailing the Indianapolis Colts in an important division game, he made the extremely curious decision to risk a fumble to down a punt at the 2-yard line when that would have been the worst-case scenario had he let the ball go. In the best-case scenario, Indy wouldn't have fielded the ball cleanly and Blake's team ends up on the 20-yard line.
Backed up against their own end zone, the Titans had to punt after failing to gain a first down. They lost 24-17.
Blake took some heat for his unwise decision, and rightfully so. He responded by doubling down on the choice and making fans at home wonder if Blake—who is almost exclusively used on special teams—knows how football works.
If the play is designed for me to go get the ball ima go get it….shout out to all da couch coaches at home who know everything tho
— Valentino Blake (@ZillaMane41) November 20, 2016
As one might imagine, Twitter had a lot of fun with it. Though Titans fans certainly enjoyed it less.
@ZillaMane41 The call was for you to down the ball at the 2?
— Erotic Trashmouth (@robgreenlaw) November 20, 2016
@ZillaMane41 This tweet needs to be deleted. Don't be wrong and strong. We all make mistakes
— Samuel Thom (@SamuelThom5) November 20, 2016
We need the ball in Valentino Blake's hands, said no sane person ever. #Titans
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) November 20, 2016
Cut Valentino Blake now.
— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) November 20, 2016
@ZillaMane41 guarantee the play wasn't for you to get the ball within the 5. That's football 101.
— ©ole (@Matt_LXXXVII) November 20, 2016