By John Turney
According to Wikipedia "In the fourth quarter, the Bears scored on a controversial touchdown: Carl Brumbaugh handed the ball off to Nagurski, who pulled up and threw to Red Grange in the end zone for the score. Rules at the time mandated that a forward pass had to be thrown from at least five yards behind the line of scrimmage. The Spartans argued Nagurski did not drop back five yards before passing to Grange, but the touchdown stood. "
|This is not the play, but it is a cool illustration from that game.|
|Henry jumps and throws a touchdown to Corey Davis|
It was nice to see. Though it's doubtful this was the first jump pass for a touchdown in a playoff game since 1932, it's possible. But they were common then and in the 1930s is equally possible someone did it. Regardless. Talk about fun. Well done Titans, well done.
I jumped up off my couch when Henry executed that play and told my wife that the jump pass had basically been passe before the end of WWII....and here John goes and points out that it's been done before in an NFL "playoff" game....the omission of Bronko from the NFL 100 is still an absurdityReplyDelete