Can’t Teach Height
Playing the cross-town rival Giants, the Jets knew all eyes in New York would be paying attention to this game. The Jets also knew that if the Jets dropped this game their playoff hopes would be over.
32 seconds left in regulation. Down seven. First and goal, needing nine yards to tie the game, you need to go to your number one wideout.
Marshall has Prince Amukamara lined up against him. Lacking four inches, there is no way Amukamara can win a jump ball against Marshall. Heck, there is no way most defensive backs can win a jump-ball against Marshall. Ask Joe Haden or Malcolm Butler.
This is a play Marshall has made his entire career. He boxes out his man like an NBA center, leaps and makes a difficult catch look easy. He just makes his quarterback look so great, doesn’t he?