View Full Version : Which catch was better?

Discipline of Steel
12-24-2009, 09:07 AM
I have to vote for Wallace. He made the catch sideways while falling down...that was really an awesome grab.

12-24-2009, 09:38 AM
Wow, I thought this was a no brainer - the better catch IMO is the one that won us the Superbowl!

12-24-2009, 09:38 AM
I voted for Santonio, for now. As Flip said earlier, unless that catch ends up getting this team to the playoffs and beyond, it probably won't matter a whole lot. If it does, then I'll change my vote.

12-24-2009, 09:43 AM
Ignoring the circumstances (Super Bowl vs Regular season game), for my money Santonio's catch was the more difficult catch. The ball was squeezed into a very small window with three defenders to distract, tackle and push him out and still managed to snag the ball with his hands only and maintain contact with the turf.

Mike's catch was a bit easier in the fact that he ended up being single covered and was able to use his body to shield the ball from the defender.

Degree of difficulty:

Santonio: 10
MIke: 9.6

Not much difference, both great catches, but to me Santonio's was a hair more difficult.


Steeler Mafia
12-24-2009, 11:37 AM
I voted for Holmes as well. Wallace was able to use his body more in the catch on Sunday, while Holmes' catch was all hands with arms extended. Both extremely difficult, but I have to give the edge to Santonio.

12-24-2009, 01:16 PM
Santonios catch is better because it gave us the go ahead points for the title.

Now, if you were to combine the two catches. The game winning TD in the Super Bowl
with zero time on the clock... BEST CATCH EVER.

12-24-2009, 01:35 PM
Obviously, by sheer importance, the santonio catch was the better catch. Not to mention the fact that I think the throw to Wallace was better. he put his arms and body in position, and ben stuck it in the cradle of his elbow.

12-24-2009, 01:36 PM
How is this even a question?

1) One won the SUPER BOWL.

2) Santonio had oodles more pressure on him, being (one of the) last plays of the game. He had also just dropped a TD the play prior (i.e. if he dropped two, he would never have heard the end of it).

3) It was a better catch anyway: outstretched, toes (had to) drag... phenomenol grab