You're looking at a closeup. There was no space to slide and giant monsters don't move fast enough to close in from that many yards away (enough yards away to have room to slide) that fast.
He panicked. Again.
What's the other option? Keep it and roll outside and throw it away. Or not run up into the pile and (even though it's a designed run play with no Jet looking for the ball) intentionally throw it at someone's feet, or over someone's head out of bounds, for a sure incompletion.
Or just know what the ****ing play is 100% of the time.
wouldn't a pass attempt result in an illegal downfield blocker penatly ? I was thinking he deserves credit for not throwing it away.
he should have tried to run clear of the line, then slid
sliding into a pile of 300 lb monsters is dumb tho