Originally written on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/6/11

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 29: Kevin Boss #89 of the New York Giants is tackled by James Sanders #36, Tedy Bruschi #54 and Ellis Hobbs #27 of the New England Patriots on December 29, 2007 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Yesterday, we heard from ex-Giants WR Plaxico Burress, who now plays for the Jets. Among other things, he offered detailed recollections of his game-winning catch in Super Bowl XLII, outlining how he beat CB Ellis Hobbs and saying “thank you” for single-coverage. In today’s Boston Herald, Hobbs joins Burress in describing a play that is one of the NFL’s most indelible. This is my story. Hobbs remembered the play like it was yesterday, but began by saying that it didn’t bother him. He didn’t have to “make his peace with it. I know the story behind the story,” Hobbs told me. Then, he offered an explanation on several points inside that play, including how he received numbing shots to the groin before games, how players wondered about that call before the snap, and how he played the percentages by protecting against the inside route without any help. It is that “calculated gamble” that gives him confidence that he played the 13-yard touchdown as well as he could have. “At the end of th...
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