But actually hearing Smith’s panic in the middle of the play made it that much more relatable.
As the 280-pound Donald bulled toward Smith in the second quarter, Smith yelled, “Oh my God!”
“Oh my God!” indeed. The quarterback quickly released an incomplete pass toward rookie receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Sack avoided. Meme created.
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) September 10, 2023
The Rams won their season opener in Seattle, 30-13, but Smith won praise for his “understandable” response.
When a 280-pound, three-time NFL defensive player of the year like Donald charges at you like a “freight train,” that’s what you do, fans wrote on X, the former Twitter.
I’d yell the same thing! 😂
— Amit Momaya (@AmitMomayaMD) September 11, 2023
Understandable. I’m also scared of him
— Sami ON Tap (@SamiOnTap) September 10, 2023
Totally appropriate reaction 😭
— AF (@ndyf) September 11, 2023
To be fair, anyone reading this would do exactly the same.
— Miketx95.eth (@miketx95) September 11, 2023
And for one moment in time, we all were Geno Smith.
— Jamil Dawson (@ceojamil) September 10, 2023
Its like a Freight train charging , all you can do is say OMG
— Gabriela Rios (@GabyRfromPR) September 10, 2023