Justin Blackmon's goal line fumble an ‘embarrassing situation'

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy admitted he'd ‘discuss' the touchdown-killing fumble with Cowboys' star receiver Justin Blackmon. But Gundy said he guesses Blackmon learned a lesson from the third-quarter gaffe.
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Published: September 24, 2011

“I wasn't very happy with him,” said quarterback Brandon Weeden, of Weeden2Blackmon fame. “I didn't say anything.”

As it was, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy didn't say anything, either.

“The embarrassing situation that he put himself in probably solved itself,” Gundy said.

A chat is coming, however.

“It was not smart at all,” Gundy said. “We'll have that discussion – now is not the time. He's so competitive and that he gets caught up in the flow of the game. He loves it. He loves to compete, he loves to block, he loves to catch.

“And when he does that, he gets out of control a little bit, and that's what he did. I'm going to guess that he learned a lesson the hard way. We'll discuss it, but at a later time.”

To his credit, Blackmon got back to doing what he does best, which is helping his team win.

Immediately after the play, he was clapping and urging his teammates on.

“You saw me smile,” Blackmon said. “I smiled and went on with the next play. There's nothing you can do about it. You can sit and pout for the rest of the game and mess up more plays, or you can go on with the rest of the game.”