Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Dagger's Razor Thin Margin
On the backbreaking 3rd and 10 strike to Greg Jennings down the middle of the field late in the 4th quarter, CB Ike Taylor didn't just come within a whisker of knocking that ball away.
No, he actually got a piece of it, the back half of the tightly rotating oblong missile as launched by insanely precise Aaron Rodgers.
Sadly if you are a Steeler fan, or happily for Packer fans, it was only enough to make the throw wobble slightly, and Jennings was unfazed in making the catch.
This footage is part of the Showtime "Inside the NFL" season finale, which aired on February 9th. I don't know if they are re-running this episode, but perhaps you can dial it up on "on-demand" if your cable service has it for Showtime product.
Fantastic stuff, as always by NFL Films. From one football fan, on behalf of millions: THANK YOU for giving us this incredible, immersive, granular look at the game we love so much.