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Um ... the catch was the thing

Posted on: September 27, 2009 7:55 pm
Look, Brett Favre is a charismatic football player and that was a great play in the pocket to elude the pass rush and buy some time and launch a laser of a throw toward the back of the end zone.

But poor Greg Lewis made the better play. That catch was friggin' absurd. The quarterback play on that touchdown was terrific, but the wide receiver play was even better. And that will get lost in all the Brett Favre love.

Just wanted to note that:

Greg Lewis made a hell of a catch, even if will go down in history as a footnote to the Great and Powerful Favre.

Category: NFL

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2009 8:43 pm

Um ... the catch was the thing

Yep, same as when Gerard Phelan caught Doug Fluties prayer. Lewis not only made a heck of a catch but also made an acrobatic move to get both feet down in the endzone. Had it been someone like Seneca Wallace throwing that same pass to TJ Houshmanzadeh, the story would be about Houshmanzadeh. But, after all, Favre does walk on water.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2009 2:50 pm

Um ... the catch was the thing

Man, these responses are a bunch of haters.

I agree with GD on this one.  That pass was a prayer we've seen 100 times.  If it weren't for the WR, that pass  goes out of the endzone.  (See?  I've already forgotten his name).


Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2009 8:22 am

Um ... the catch was the thing

Poor even said that the quarterback play was terrific...and readers get on you for not giving any credit at all to Favre for that play..

You'll never win, will you?

Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2009 2:57 pm

Um ... the catch was the thing

The catch and the throw made for an amazing play. If this was just another QB I would have to say it was luck more than skill. But this throw was a 50 yard laser from the hands of a QB that had to scramble in the pocket under heavy pressure and barely missed being sacked when he released the throw. The QB was Brett Favre...need I say more!

Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2009 2:30 pm

Um ... the catch was the thing

can someone please explain to me how CBS lets doyle write these ridiculous articles, how this man has a job because thank god he doesn't work anymore in cincinnati on the morning 1530 homer radio show because he was horrible there as well, there is only a small handful of quarterbacks that could have thrown that ball on a frozen rope over 40 yards, it was a hell of a catch but thankfully it landed in a veteran wr in lewis, over all the play was great and doyle is just a ASS

Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2009 12:50 pm

Um ... the catch was the thing

Favre did a great job taking off the pressure and looking down the field for a chance. You can't take anything from that. Greg did a wonderful catch, and yes, he is recognized for that. Favre gave the Vikings a chance for a win, and Lewis made it a fact.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2009 10:05 am

Um ... the catch was the thing

Although it's obviously impossible for you to do, if you leave EVERYTHING ELSE BUT THE PLAY out of it and evaluate THE PLAY by itself:

QB... How many other NFL QB's can take a last second ("last") play from 50 yards out and...

;  1.  NOT just throw up a desperate high fluttery "hail mary" jump ball; but instead rifle an approx 50 yard ROCKET that specifically goes to ONE chosen WR - and is thrown so hard that an incomplete would have still left 2 seconds for ANOTHER attempt... 

;  2. take a completely broken down "playground" play - with EVERY WR as the potential #1 option, with the clock running down to the final seconds, but always keep his eyes down field while ALSO avoiding an intensive pass rush that is able to chase him out of the pocket; "graize" his jersey from the front; and bury him from behind just as he releases his throw; but he NEVER lost his composure and broke into a "runner's sprint" but kept watching his WR's and kept his feet/body ready to launch throughout...

;  3. - throw a PERFECT so yard ROPE directly to THE ONE SPOT IN THE ENTIRE ENDZONE that could possibly be caught by the hands of a WELL COVERED WR.

WR... How many other WR's could hagve just joined a team the previous week did not know the playbook and...


; 2. figure out a way to find/give the QB - a "spot" to throw to in the endzone where EVERYONE on the Def knows its going; then

; 3. catch a 50yd lazer, while running full speed OUT FIGHTING the coverage for the ball while COMPLETELY COVERED, and somehow

; 4. "squeeze" BO
TH feet/toes inbounds with LESS THAN 6 inches of room left in the end zone,

; 5. and NO TIME left on the clock

; 6.  and under the new NFL rules - NOT juggle the ball at all, and come down with the ball completely in your possesion AFTER hitting the ground

SCORES... QB 9.5 out of 10;  WR: 10 out of 10 == One of the GREATEST PLAY's you will EVER see in an NFL game!


SCORE:  alleged "journalist"... "0"

Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2009 8:54 am

Um ... the catch was the thing

um.. yeah, Greg.. Favre said as much in the post game interview.. He said loosely the pass was nothing special, but the catch was. "Poor" Greg Lewis did have a very very nice ball thrown to him though, didnt he?

As for going down in history.. anything remotely intelligent you may ever utter will go down as lost in the storm of sh1t-stirring non-sense you seem to be so famous for. Why cant you give this guy credit for what he does?  He has enough of a load to carry with helping the Vikings play to their potential.. You guys are the ones who keep promoting Favre lore.  

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2009 8:36 am

Um ... the catch was the thing

Doyle is an IDIOT! He is not man enought to say "I was wrong, Brett can still play." I am at the point where I am giving up on CBS Sports and moving to FOX Sports. If enough will follow maybe they will FIRE Doyle.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2009 6:10 am

Um ... the catch was the thing

I just wish Doyel would admit he was wrong and move on.  Brett is better, deserved the starting job, and it is obvious the Vikings would have lost without Favre.

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