Patriots' Rob Gronkowski catches touchdown pass near ground vs. Texans (GIF)


Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after a touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

A few weeks ago against the Carlina Panthers with the game clock near expiration, referees determined that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would not have been able to catch the ball thrown his way. Officials decided not to throw a flag because of this, but many argued that Gronkowski has a unique ability to make catches the vast majority can’t.

Case in point? This afternoon against the Houston Texans when Gronkowski hauled in a poorly thrown ball from Tom Brady for a touchdown.

Brady, facing pressure, flung a fire laced pass to Gronk as he was streaking down field but the pigskin seemingly continued to get lower and lower en route to Gronkowski who had to adjust mid-stride. But of course, that was no problem for what many believe to be the top tight end in the NFL, who reached down and snagged the ball before it hit the grass.

Seriously, the guy has a radius from his head to his toes. Impressive.

H/T GifdSports

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  • nuadormrac

    This is the problem with declaring things “uncatchable”, even after having thrown the flag. What is uncatchable for one person, might not be uncatchable for another. A lot comes down to the skill of the individual, where the only real proof can be in the pudding as they say. One’s making a prediction, in part based on their own belief; but then as people improve and better themselves, they can sometimes come to prove such predictions wrong by pulling off a feat that doesn’t look most probable without taking such skill into account.
    As one gets better, they should push the limits, so as to achieve the seeming impossible; that perhaps was before they self transcended and became better then they were.

  • Jfdelman

    Also, it doesn’t matter if it was uncatchable, it was holding. Holding penalties are called when the play is on the other side of the field, the ball doesn’t have to be near the receiever.

  • Teresa Ethridge

    ALIL CORRECTION HERE…A FLAGGED WAS THROWN….THEN IT GETS SCOOPED BACK UP!!!
    WE GOT ROBBED!!! NO IFS, ANDS, BUTTS ABOUT IT!!