Now, Saints fans are familiar with just how bad Eli “Burnt Toast” Apple really is. In his two years in New Orleans he had a grand total of 2 interceptions and one forced fumble, to go along with his single interception during his three year tenure with the Giants.
So yeah, Saints fans weren’t really sad to see him leave New Orleans.
But last night Eli Apple’s inability to back up his smack talk was on full display in the Super Bowl as he was consistently burnt by Odell Beckham Jr. and then, after OBJ went down and was forced out of the game, Cooper Kupp.
With the Rams down by 4 but knocking on the door of the Bengals goalline in the final minutes of the game, Apple was flagged for a pass interference penalty after pulling on Kupp’s jersey, giving the Rams a first and goal at the 1-yard line.
Then just a couple of plays later, Rams QB Matt Stafford floated a pass over Apple to Kupp for what would ultimately be the game-winning touchdown.