Originally Posted by DFWJC
Very Romo-like play by Eli!
I do think he was in the grasp though. But you play until the whistle, and that is history.
Great play, but (and I know your post was not for me) I'd still say it was far luckier than great. Nobody catches a ball on their helmet like that. And, is that guy even in the league anymore?
It was more Roethlisberger like than Romo like by Eli. Can't recall Romo ever being grabbed like Eli and coming out of it to make a play. Romo escapes with Houdini spin moves slipping the grasp of defenders rather not pulling away from tackles. Lucky can be "great" both the Immaculate Reception and Hail Mary are considered great plays but were 2 of the luckiest plays in history.
To be a "great" play it can't be a routine. Most "great" plays have some element of luck to them because there's a degree of difficulty involved with pulling them off. As for Tyree not being in the league anymore him being an average player to begin with made the play even more unbelievable.