Originally posted by bigmur49:
How the heck did the Raiders let him score that TD? The announcers were saying "obviously they want to get the record" how did the CB and Safeties not look at the scoreboard and know it was going to Rice? Plus it was like a 40 yard bomb down the middle of the field and there was one guy covering him.
Haven't seen that play since I watched ti live on TV and holy cow that was bad coverage.
i cant remember where i read it, but there was an interview with Rice. he was asked by a reporter, something to the effect of, "Jerry, most star players have to handle being doubled teamed, but you get triple teamed. how do you handle that and how are you sucesseful at it?".
Jerry replied, "beat the first off the line, run the play on the second, and take the ball from the third."
its amazing, but that single play sums up his entire career. gotta love it.