Originally Posted by KJJ
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.
I think Romo has been in the grasp many times. I bet you could find 2-3 good examples just in the last 2-3 weeks.
Anyway, I agree that plays that are labled "great" can be, and often are, lucky. Certainly the helmet catch falls into that category.
As for a great play mostly resulting from what the QB did, I was probably more impressed by Eli's deep, left sideline throw late in the SB last year.