In the thrilling 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas scored a game-changing 72-yard touchdown to which he honored former team great Joe Horn by pulling out a cell phone for the celebration. However, it wasn’t a celebration that enamored everyone as former NFL quarterback Michael Vick voiced that he wasn’t too fond of that decision by Thomas, according to TMZ Sports.
“It’s way too much,” the Falcons legend tells TMZ Sports … “It’s way too much.”
Vick said the cell-phone-under-the-goal-post routine is bad for the sport.
“Nah, nah, nah. No cell phones,” Vick continued. “We don’t want to corrupt the game like that.”
It is something that Michael Vick feels went a bit over the top from what should be accepted in the league for celebrations. This is something that cost his team a 15-yard penalty that was assessed on the kickoff that could have proven to be costly. It potentially puts the team in a bad position.
Meanwhile, the decision to do it at that juncture of the game was quite questionable given what the score was at that time. Had he done it in another instance with the game already out of hand, it may have been a different reaction altogether. There were many factors at play here with the bulk of the issues laying with the timing of the celebration that could have been detrimental to the Saints.
What should also be noted is that it was a bit uncharacteristic for Michael Thomas, who has typically had a more quiet demeanor on the field that put him a bit astray from that. Nonetheless, it was a unique celebration that paid homage to a former Saints great that was a special touch in a huge game.