Dan Mullen, Florida Gators blasted on social media after awful 2-point conversion attempt
Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators gave No. 1 Alabama all it could handle on Saturday afternoon in The Swamp.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Gators even scored on this impressive run by Dameon Pierce:
DAMEON PIERCE SENDS THE SWAMP INTO A FRENZY pic.twitter.com/Zu7kFzkxLy
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 18, 2021
That cut the Tide’s lead to only 31-29, with the Gators lining up for a 2-point conversion try. And … well, what a try it was.
It was a read-option play, and QB Emory Jones simply held onto the ball too long:
This Florida 2-point attempt looked like a Madden glitch. pic.twitter.com/lqvVFFF4qp
— Robert Behrens (@rcb05) September 18, 2021
Since that was a deciding play in the game, it was roundly blasted by media and fans on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions:
That was what you came up with for a 2-point conversion?
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) September 18, 2021
2 point conversion you always go pass because you can pass or run
— conrad (@DillyDiIIy0) September 18, 2021
AWFUL 2 point conversion play
— jai (@jaipblack) September 18, 2021
That has to be one of the worst play calls I’ve ever seen on that 2 point play from Florida
— Nick Howard (@how6rd) September 18, 2021
Why would u run that play for 2 point?
— Dog Mentality..Go Birds! 🦅 🇵🇷🇵🇷 (@mmtorres34) September 18, 2021
What an AWFUL play call on the 2 point conversion. Just awful.
— Matt @TwentySidesPod (@twentysidesmatt) September 18, 2021
Maybe the worst 2 point conversion try in history
— jmo (@justinmotro) September 18, 2021
Worst 2 point call of all time?
— childish nicolas (@nickerzzz_) September 18, 2021
Practice 2-point plays as your money plays down there and that was it?!? Huh.
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) September 18, 2021
I have no idea what that play call was on the 2 point conversion – it failed and now Bama gets the ball back with 3:10 left, up 31-29
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) September 18, 2021
About the worst 2 point PAT attempt ever seen @GatorsFB
— Scot Shewman (@ScotShewman) September 18, 2021
What a crappy play call by florida on the 2 point conversion… 😬
— Wade (@TheRealWMFC) September 18, 2021
You have to go wide on 2-point plays. Give yourself options.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) September 18, 2021
Emory Jones just refusing to let go of the ball 😂
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 18, 2021
Alabama held on for the 31-29 win in The Swamp.