Trying very hard, and coming up with minimal results, ending up at the "butt" of someone else's joke.
That's how blooper reels usually come to be, and that also happens to be the story of the New York Jets season.
Any time a team is on the receiving end of a play that earns a nickname with the word "butt" in it (as in, "buttfumble"), it's been a tough season.
To think that, with what has looked at times like comedy of errors, the Jets were in the hunt for a playoff spot until Week 15, when they ultimately lost to the Tennessee Titans on the first play in the video below.
To be fair, most of these are displays of ineptitude more than "bloopers," with the Jets missing several tackles on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (0:28 mark) and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham (0:45 mark). A season-ending injury to tight end Dedrick Epps as part of a blooper reel? Now that's just cruel.
But there are plenty of worthy bloopers here, to be sure.
You could probably have assembled a blooper reel from just the footage of the Thanksgiving Day massacre at the hands of the New England Patriots. A clip of all 11 sacks on Jets quarterback Greg McElroy may have worked, too.
But the 49ers blocking a punt on a one-man rush (1:05 mark) and Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate throwing a duck for a 23-yard touchdown to a wide open Sidney Rice (1:53 mark) are worthy adversaries to the title of biggest bloopers of the season.
Of course, none trump the buttfumble (2:19 mark).
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.
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