You may have heard James Harrison tell the story of one of the Super Bowl’s greatest plays. But if you haven’t listened to it in awhile, or haven’t heard the detailed breakdown of it, it’s well worth listening to Harrison’s explanation.
The NFL shared the play along with Harrison’s play-by-play of his 100 yard pick six in Super Bowl 43. The full three minute clip is worth revisiting but we’ll break down the key moments.
Which starts before the snap. As you probably know, Harrison dropped into coverage on his own volition. The playcall was for him to blitz but he had the presence and autonomy to make a last-second course correction.