Great Catch & Bad Drop

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  1. b72s

    b72s On the Game Day Roster

    Great Catch by Tyree cannot deny but why oh why

    did Asante drop the almost pick after review it looked like he was surprised it was going to be that easy

    Alas...................
     
  2. dwayne

    dwayne Practice Squad Player

    I don't think the Asante pick was as easy as many fans seem to think.
     
  3. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    I only saw the replay on the game broadcast.

    But if he stretched any more, I don't know that he could have landed in bounds. He barely landed in bounds as it was and he didn't get it.
     
  4. cblesz

    cblesz Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Dunno, looked like it just went through his hands and HE DID land in bounds. I thought he actually caught it, turned away to high five my brother and turned around to see he let it slip through his hands.

    Don't know, but an elite corner MAKES THAT PLAY.
     
  5. dwayne

    dwayne Practice Squad Player

    Elite corners don't make every play; I'd think Asante is without doubt an elite CB, in comparison to this current generation of CBs.
     
  6. FloridaPatsFan

    FloridaPatsFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I think he should have made the play.......I too thought he caught it and was hoping he kept his feet inbounds. Its a play he has and should have made.
     
  7. wdkantro2

    wdkantro2 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    It doesn't matter if it's easy or not; it was possible. If he wants to get the money he's going to ask for, he damn better make that play.
     
  8. hyperpat

    hyperpat Practice Squad Player

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    Watched it again a few times. Manning floated that pass toward the sideline. He had Ty Warren (I think) blocking his view -- he hucked it. No laser rocket arm here, the ball arced high in the Arizona air, a fat duck of pigskin that came down to No. 22's raised arms like a homing pigeon returning to a Bronx rooftop. Asante did not have to make some stupendous play on the ball to catch it -- it hit him on the hands.

    Think of how the entire game hinged on that play. If Asante catches the ball, the story being told of that games is this: Eli reverts to form, throws bad pick to end game, just like he did in week 17, killing Giants final drive. Instead of the hero, he is Eli the choker who couldn't get it done.

    One key play. A perfect season, history, and sports immortality bounced off Asante's hands and fell impotently to the ground.
     
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  9. Theplayer

    Theplayer Banned

    stop it dude..I'm feeling sick again
     
  10. Pats_AZ

    Pats_AZ On the Game Day Roster

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    Woulda, Shoulda, Couldas are gonna kill me about this game. what can we do...it's over. I will state that i thought Asante also should have come down with that pick. oh well. Tuesday is starting to feel better than monday and I'm sure wednesday will be better yet. Go Celts, Spring training can't get here fast enough, GO SOX, and lets have a good Draft and free agency hunt.
     
  11. nepatz11

    nepatz11 On the Game Day Roster

    Manning put three balls off pats db's hands on the final drive. Asante's was a somewhat difficult play that should have been made. I would say the same about Rodney's. Merriweathers was a tough play but should have been made. When three guys drop three balls like that your left to ponder if it was meant to be,
     
  12. TruthSeeker

    TruthSeeker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Exactly, three dropped INT's and a missed sack, you had to know we were doomed. The non-sack/Tyree catch might have been the greatest play in Super Bowl history, unfortunately it had to come against us. The football gods were in the Giants favor Sunday. Once you saw Woods not recover that fumble, you had to wonder, what the h*ll is going on here ?? Oh well.
     
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