49ers Safety Jaquiski Tartt Takes The Blame After Crucial Dropped Interception During NFC championship

San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt became the scapegoat for the gutting loss in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Late in the game, Tartt had an opportunity to pick off Matthew Stafford, which would have set up the 49ers to control the clock and hold the lead. But the ball slipped through the safety’s arms, and Stafford’s Rams had another opportunity to orchestrate a scoring drive.

After the game, Jaquiski Tartt took to social media to apolodize to Niners Nation, and take full responsibility for missing the golden opportunity.

“No excuses!! I deserve all the criticism my way! Opportunity I dream of I came up short!!! Let my brothers down!! It Still won’t define me as a person/player. Only will get stronger and better… #Believdat,” he wrote on Twitter.

Jaquiski Tartt also owned up to the drop during his postgame press conference after the game.

“I know I can make that play and when the play came up, I ain’t make it,” Tartt said via TMZ. “It hit my hands, I thought I had it and then I just … I don’t know how I dropped it. I didn’t drop a ball in practice all week.”

Tartt added, “I know that was a big play of the game, a big opportunity for me and for the team and as a player, I just feel like I let my brothers down.”

Unfortunately for Jaquiski Tartt, it’ll be a long offseason. But he couldn’t have handled the situation any better. I’ll be rooting for him to bounce back strong when he hits the football field again next season.

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