Is Kroy Biermann’s Catch The NFL’s Defensive Play Of The Year?
It sure has been one strange start to the NFL season. The Kansas City Chiefs were the last undefeated team in the NFL, Randy Moss was traded before week 5, top-shelf players aren’t quite playing like themselves and teams are simply underachieving. But alas, we have found one helluva play that might go down as defensive play of the year when all is said and done.
The play came in the fourth quarter of the Atlanta Falcons Vs. Cleveland Browns. With the score in Atlanta’s favor 13-10, Cleveland was looking to drive into Atlanta territory with just under five minutes remaining in the game. Browns QB Jake Delhomme took the snap and scanned the field looking for the open man. He apparently thought he had something when he fired a pass to his left. Falcons DE Kroy Biermann jumped into the air and swatted the ball. Pretty nice play. But what happened next is what makes the play magical.
Biermann never took his eye off the ball as it floated behind Delhomme. The 260-pounder dove towards the ball and fully extended himself as the pigskin fell right into his hands. But for someone with his first interception, he acted as if he’s done this before. After making the impressive catch, Biermann had the piece of mind to pop back up to his feet and rumble towards the end zone. The play saved the Falcons the game and gave Biermann a ESPN highlight.
Words do the play no justice, just watch and enjoy.