"The gunner who became the center all week was (safety) Clayton Geathers. Clayton Geathers gets injured in the second quarter," McAfee explained on WFBQ-FM (via Colts.com). "Insert Griff Whalen, who had never done it before. So Griff Whalen is now the new center in a play he's never practiced before."
McAfee said the "point of the play is a deception play," with the goal to get the opposing team to sub their defense back onto the field. In a perfect world, the Patriots scramble and the ball is snapped, drawing a five-yard penalty for too many men on the field.
"Griff goes ... 'If I feel him right now, I'm supposed to snap it.' So this is a 100 percent miscommunication," said McAfee. "It's literally a miscommunication."
Yikes. None of this makes the Colts look any better, but it does provide some clarity on Swinging Gate, um, gate. Indy players are probably better off dropping a "We're on to New Orleans" going forward.