Super Bowl 2011: A Game of Inches

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ryan Clark saw it coming.
He was playing deep off the ball, covering half of the field, reading the eyes of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  It wasn’t an obvious passing situation, but the Pack knew who they were playing, and the running game was an afterthought for much of the night, as Rodgers handed the ball off just 13 times in the game.
Clark saw Greg Jennings running a skinny post, and may have seen James Farrior just miss jamming up the route, which would’ve disrupted the timing and probably forced Rodgers to look for someone else.
So Clark made a beeline for the spot where the ball should have been thrown, a few steps in front of Jennings, but Rodgers must’ve somehow seen Clark, and put the ball just behind Jennings, and when Clark dove with an outstretched arm, he missed the ball by maybe an inch.
The Green Bay Packers stunned the Steelers and their Nation yesterday, winning a thrilling and sometimes sloppy Super ...

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