Anyone who says they’ve seen this kind of catch before is probably lying.
Martavis Bryant used the back of his knee to secure this 10-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to give the Steelers a 15-0 lead over the Bengals in the third quarter of Saturday’s AFC wild-card game at Cincinnati.
— The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) January 10, 2016
Roethlisberger called out Bryant this week, saying that he needs to “toughen up.” Bryant caught just two passes for six yards in the Steelers’ last two regular-season games.
Apparently Bryant listened.
Not sure he had possession of the ball, Bryant needed some body part to ensure that it would be a catch. We’ve seen guys pinning the ball to their helmet, but this is a new one. To top it all off, Bryant did a somersault after getting both feet inbounds.
Bryant also had a 44-yard run to set up a field goal earlier in the game. He’s shown flashes in this game of the star that Roethlisberger thinks he can become.