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Old 02-06-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Santonio's game winning TD catch

I was just watching NFL Total Access on the NFL Network and they were saying that Santonio's game winning catch was the greatest in NFL history. I was just curious as to everyone's opinion on this.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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I'm still taking heat here in Cinci and arguing with them that yes, both of his feet were actually down. Losers.
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When I saw the first replay, I thought his one foot was on top of the other thus not being on the ground but then I looked closer at the other replays and saw that it was down.

As far as it being the greatest game winning catch, it's definitely up there, IMO.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Santonio's game winning TD catch

it wasnt just some talking head who made the remark. it was steve sabol who has seen, recorded, and documented every single catch since nfl films was born.

he placed it above the "immaculate reception" which may upset steelerfans but it didnt lead to a superbowl and was more of a fluke miracle as opposed to a great designed play.

he rated it above montana/clarks "the catch" which won a champ game and led to a sb victory but honestly joes scramble was nothing special and he overthrew the ball. clark was pretty much wide open and made a terrific leap.

as he said, santonios catch "had everything".
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Of course I am a tad biased here, but having watched every Super Bowl since 1967, I think Santo's phenomenal grab ranks right up there with the best in the big game's history.
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I think I agree with him.

MAYBE "The Catch" is tied with this -- if you look at them both, Montana didn't make as great of a throw, but it was also all the more improbable because he was falling sideways and backwards about a tenth of a second from getting his shit ruined, and there was a guy in his face messing up his view. He said afterward that he couldn't even see Clark in the end zone when he threw it.

Ben, on the other hand, had time to step into it and make a better throw, and both the throw and the catch were perfect. I guess it depends which you value higher -- perfect execution at the biggest possible moment, or a clutch play with some luck involved at the biggest possible moment. Holmes probably has a little edge as well because it was the Super Bowl, not the NFC Championship.

I also find it kind of a weird coincidence that both of those plays started at the 6 yard line.
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I also find it kind of a weird coincidence that both of those plays started at the 6 yard line.
hmmm. interesting indeed.

so basically joe was kinda just tossing it up to a wr who was pretty much open in the back of the endzone and hoping he would come down with it, whereas ben was shuffling in the pocket, went through all his reads, avoided the colapsing pocket and made a surcgical precision strike with absolutely no room for error?

that must absolutely kill tom brady that big ben has the montanaesque moment that he has dreamed about all his life.

i LOVE it.

suck it brady and kiss the foot of adam vinatieri 9who has ALSO won another sb since the patriots last sb victory).
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I think what makes it better than "the catch" is that it was in the super bowl and "the catch" from memory was in the NFCCG against dallas.
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I'm still taking heat here in Cinci and arguing with them that yes, both of his feet were actually down. Losers.
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