The Chicago Bears may have won on Sunday afternoon, but the day’s conversation was dominated by the atrocious play made by defensive back Marcus Cooper in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After the Bears blocked a field goal at the end of the first half, Cooper looked to be cruising to the end zone for an easy touchdown. Except that’s not what happened:
The Bears still got a field goal after all of that thanks to a penalty on the Steelers, but Cooper’s gaffe generated plenty of fan buzz and feedback on social media:
Marcus Cooper might need to listen to his own advice pic.twitter.com/ygvtVkUN3U
— Mitch Trubisky (@TRUTHbisky) September 24, 2017
The Bears literally had someone tear their ACL celebrating a sack when down by 2837498723 points and Marcus Cooper’s play was still dumber
— Robert O’Neill (@RobertONeill31) September 24, 2017
After costing his team 7 points, @ChicagoBears Marcus Cooper new star of @SouthwestAir commercial #WannaGetAway
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 24, 2017
Mike Glennon is buying dinner Marcus Cooper after this game for getting the attention off of him.
— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) September 24, 2017
Marcus Cooper owes Jordan Howard his life.
— Truuuubi (@DrunkTrubisky) September 24, 2017
No NFL players were fired today but Marcus Cooper came close.😂
— Terrance Holloway (@tmac36daexpert) September 24, 2017
Marcus Cooper right now: pic.twitter.com/YLIEgEIhrR
— Jackson Kane (@TheJacksonKane) September 24, 2017
Cooper did end up having the last laugh, as the Bears won and he allowed just one reception against him in nine throws targeted to his side of the field. Even still, something tells us it’ll take him a long time to live down his Leon Lett moment.
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