'It ended on defense and that's the identity of New York Giant football,' Tyree says
TweetThe David Tyree Super Bowl XLII (42) catch against the New England Patriots is arguably the best play in SB history.
A look back at this incredible play which ultimately provided the New York Giants an opportunity to win the game. People can argue if this is the best catch during a Super Bowl but it would be difficult to find an overall better play from start to finish.
What made David Tyree's catch on the Giants' game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLII so remarkable wasn't simply the spectacular nature of the play, in which Tyree pinned the ball to the side of his helmet as he was going to the ground. It was that he had barely been used in the passing game the entire season.
No one will ever forget Giants’ WR David Tyree‘s amazing catch vs New England in Super Bowl XLII.
Tyree only managed to play another year after his moment in the spotlight. In fact, that was his last reception as a pro. Since then, he’s faded into the background.
But now, thanks to this year’s rematch between the Giants and the Patriots, he’s more relevant than ever.
Eli Manning took home the MVP. Plaxico Burress had the game-winning catch. David Tyree got the biggest prize in the 2008 Super Bowl - an unforgettable moment that forever will be his.
No play in the New York Giants' 17-14 victory over the New England Patriots has been shown more than Tyree's fourth-quarter catch of a ball against his helmet with defender Rodney Harrison...
David Tyree rooted for the Giants and Ravens on Sunday, hoping to see the teams he played for reach the Super Bowl and happy not to be thrust into the media spotlight, as he knew he would be if the Patriots won.
Something tells me that football fans will likely be seeing plenty of replays of this Eli Manning-to-David Tyree miracle reception from the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII. Sorry Patriots fans, but it was one heck of a play, as seen below.
But why are the colors close to the San Francsco 49ers'?
David Tyree will forever be remembered for his miraculous catch in Super Bowl XLII, during which he pinned a desperation throw from Eli Manning to his head as Patriots safety Rodney Harrison unsuccessfully tried to wrestle it loose. But despite the devastating nature of New England's loss, Harrison agreed to write the foreword for Tyree's book, More Than Just the Catch: A...
The football kept slipping through David Tyree's fingers, a potential portent of terrible things to come.