With the Patriots and Giants getting together once again in the Super Bowl and NBC televising the Super Bowl and Rodney Harrison working for NBC, a fairly significant play from the last Super Bowl featuring the Patriots and Giants will be replayed, re-analyzed, and re-discussed this week, whenever Rodney is within shouting distance of a microphone.
To his credit, Rodney has been a very good sport about it.
But just when it appears no new information could be squeezed out of one of the biggest plays in NFL history, an intriguing tidbit emerges. Appearing with Russ Thaler and yours truly last night on NBC SportsTalk, Rodney explained that the man who somehow caught the ball of his helmet actually was supposed to be covered by cornerback Asante Samuel.
Rodney was careful to say he wasn’t throwing Samuel, who is more well known for dropping an interception during that same fateful drive, under the bus. Rodney was just explaining what happened on the play.
For Rodney’s full explanation, we’ll defer to the video.