Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Clearly, he likes to basket catch the ball. I suppose having his thighs up around his hands feels right to him, or something. As the others have said, awful technique.
I think part of the reason he does this is because he is afraid of taking a shot to the knees.
Troy Polamalu injured him a few years ago after Vernon caught a pass without jumping. He caught it, turned around and got hit in the leg, injuring his leg.
That might be part of the reason he does that. Players don't want to even hit him high because he is so big and strong, so they always go for his legs.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Jan 2, 2012 at 12:04 AM ]