Julian Edelman was mic’d up during his incredible catch, and the audio is great
Thanks to “Inside the NFL,” we have mic’d-up footage of the play. You can hear Edelman shout, “I caught it! I caught it!” as officials run over to make the call.
After the game, Edelman said the catch was “70 percent luck and 30 percent skill.” You certainly can’t tell that by the confidence in Edelman’s voice.
It’s tough to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and this is the last team to do it. Brady received more firepower in the form of veteran running back Corey Dillon, who showed he still had legs at 30 years old. New England had a top-five units on both sides and played a season-long game of can-you-top-this with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who beat the Pats in Week 8 and earned home-field advantage. The rematch came in the AFC championship, which New England won 41-27. The Patriots held off Terrell Owens and Philadelphia in the Super Bowl to earn that second straight championship.
The launch of the Steel Curtain dynasty was more fitful than many remember. It came after a preseason interrupted by a league-wide players’ strike. Crossing the picket line and entering camp — and his rifle of a right arm — helped position quarterback Joe Gilliam to take over as starter. But he was benched Cheap Jerseys Supply with the team at 4-1-1 and replaced by Terry Bradshaw, who himself was replaced three games later by Terry Hanratty. After Cheap Jerseys Stitched the team lost to Houston and fell to 8-3-1, superstar defensive tackle Joe Greene literally walked out on the team because he was frustrated at the team’s slow progress toward Super Bowl contention. Receivers coach Lionel Taylor caught Greene in the parking lot, allowed him to vent and convinced him to return. Five wins later, the Steelers had their first Lombardi Trophy.