Sure, it's only Week 1, but the Arizona Cardinals have already given us perhaps the single most representative moving image of their 2012 season. The Cardinals are playing the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday under the guidance of quarterback John Skelton, who beat out the equally-as-John-Skelton Kevin Kolb for the Week 1 start. Very early in the game, Skelton gave the world ... this.
An intended shovel-pass from Skelton to running back Ryan Williams. A massive airball from what could have been an easy score. A Cardinals player tipping a ball out of bounds, then laying face-down in the endzone in resigned defeat. Meanwhile, defenders stand above him, almost certainly with looks of bemused pity behind their facemasks.
"Just leave me here," say the Cardinals. "Don't look at me. I can't help what I am. Let me die alone, unmourned and unloved."
We will remember you just like this, Cardinals. Thanks for the laughs.
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