Vikings star wide receiver Adam Theilen had one of his least productive games of the season on Sunday in a 24-10 loss to the New England Patriots. The 28-year-old Pro Bowler caught five balls for just 28 yards, marking his second-lowest yardage total all season (Thielen had 22 receiving yards in a Week 9 win over Detroit).
One of the personal bright spots for Thielen was a second quarter touchdown reception right before halftime, his eighth touchdown reception in the last nine games. That touchdown was immediately smeared by one of the more half-assed, poorly executed touchdown celebrations of the NFL season.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: a game of pickle. Or something.
A few problems with this celebration:
1.) It’s played out.
2.) Dalvin Cook has obviously never played pickle in his life. That’s not how you throw a baseball.
3.) Thielen touched the ball, and as a baserunner, would be called out.
4.) I’ve spent more time studying for a pass/fail test in Theater class than these three did concocting this abomination.
Some funny reactions:
In Adam’s defense, when you have nine touchdowns on the season, you start to run out of good ideas.
[h/t For The Win]