Drew Kaser's Explanation For the Botched Snap That Cost The Chargers The Game Doesn't Make Sense, But I Love It Regardless
What do you do when you are at fault for two comically mishandled game changing plays and are more than likely mere hours away from being handed your walking papers? Postpone the scrutiny. Sure, "we'll have to look at the tape" is generally just something that a coach or teammate says to avoid blaming the obviously guilty party, but why can't the obviously guilty party use it to bide himself some time? Why point the finger at yourself when you can just point the finger at something that won't be watched by the team until you are sitting at home on your couch scouring the 'Classified' section of the local newspaper and actively avoiding the existence of the internet?
Every single person with passable vision is already chastising him for punting the ball SEVENTEEN yards during a crucial possession, but the people that wait until that tape is watched won't have the opportunity to condemn Drew Kaser while he's still a member of the San Diego Chargers. It's COMPLETELY disingenuous of him to imply that anyone else was responsible for inexplicably spiking the game-tying snap about 10 yards behind him, but you don't open yourself up to more criticism if you don't have to. Owning up to your mistakes is wildly overrated unless you are doing so in an attempt to save your job, and there is NO saving the job of the ridiculously replaceable guy that somehow found creative new ways to help the Chargers blow a game late.
"This will be a 36 yard field goal attempt for the 2nd year pro out of Texas A&M. His former college teammate Kaser is the holder..." is almost too good of a precursor for another heartbreaking loss. Just giving the fanbase a false sense of security by alluding to chemistry that ended up being completely useless. Not to overly examine the moments immediately preceding a train wreck, but the commentator really set that kick up to go off the tracks with the quickness.
P.S. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that kicker Josh Lambo doesn't need to see the tape to know he didn't do anything wrong...