Originally posted by andes14:
The HUGE difference? In T.O.'s catch, if he drops it, we lose. IF VD drops it, we kick a field goal and go to overtime. Way more pressure on T.O., not to mention the level of difficulty of the throw/catch was way higher. Amazing play today, and amazing win, but it is not an appropriate comparison.
Obviously, the other two were more difficult but the circumstances (not so much the difficulty of the catch) make it worth of being called the Catch III IMO. Just those two drives and having someone that was drug through the gutter making that play and then Vernon on the receiving end who I know most 9er fans at one point had had enough of him. So yeah, the other two much more difficult and the 1st one was bigger, this might be bigger than TO's catch II but just you have to take into account it wasn't Rice, Young, pro bowl line all across the board, Owens, etc... think of what was accomplished and by who and what they have been through.