Originally Posted by HOU-TEX
Add Antonio with McClain. They were both washed out even if Charles correctly took the hand off. Mercilus contained the outside, which was probably his job. Out of the play nonetheless. I think Mays read the original play correctly, but recognized too late. Smith and McClain being pushed 5 yards out of the play allowed the TD on a busted play.
Just my .02
I can see most of that. Mays was blind behind the avalanche of DT's that were being pushed around. Mercilus had contain but he was totally unblocked and didn't attack the ball. If you watch the video clip it's almost like Smith is trying to hand Mercilus the ball. Imagine JJ Watt in that spot and I bet he doesn't do the chicken dance.