December 29, 2014

After further review: this is the greatest defensive play of all time

Super men make super-human feats look routine. See above: Earl Thomas does the near impossible, striking the runner's forearm on with the ball three inches from the goal line while running at full speed, dislodging the ball, and casually backhands the ball towards the end zone to assure a touchback.

Watching the game on TV at full speed, with the main camera on the other side of the field, it was impossible for me to perceive what happened. A sure touchdown for the Rams becomes Seattle's ball on the 20 as if by magic.


Blogger The Other Front said...

This is superb, and almost beyond comprehension for us mere mortals.

December 30, 2014 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

From TMQ:

"Seattle and St. Louis tied to start the fourth quarter, on second-and-long Les Mouflons tried to set up a screen. The tailback was covered, so Shaun Hill threw at the back's feet seeking a deliberate incompletion: defensive tackle Jordan Hill dove and intercepted the ball. A few plays later a touchdown put the defending champions ahead to stay. A moment after that, Hill threw a pick-six to linebacker Bruce Irvin. Two interceptions in six snaps were sweet for the Bluish Men Group, sour for Hill -- especially considering both picks went to front-seven players.?

January 1, 2015 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger JAB said...


January 11, 2015 at 10:51 AM  

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