Tony Moeaki Video: How Did Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Make That Catch?
The play of the week in the NFL is by far Tony Moeaki's insane touchdown grab against the 49ers on Sunday.
The Chiefs have made a lot of people turn their heads and say "wow" this year and this highlight was just another reason to do it. It almost jumps off the screen at you it's so good. Inside, I break down the catch along with some video and compare it to what I believe was the top catch in the NFL prior to this play.
Any thoughts? Leave them in the comments.
The Chiefs were up 14 points in the third quarter and driving to put the game away. Kansas City had the ball at the 19 yard line facing a 3rd and 5.
A field goal keeps San Francisco in it and a touchdown pretty much ices it. The Chiefs put Matt Cassel out of the shotgun and Moeaki just runs a streak in the slot and gets by linebacker NaVorro Bowman as Cassel just lets an absolute bullet rip.
Moaeki somehow dove and extended with his right hand and pulled that in, landing in bounds for a touchdown. It was perfect in every sense of the word.
I apologize for the choppy video but look at how much Cassel puts on this ball. He looked like he was trying to his a guy in the third row with the pass.
Moeaki saved what should have been an incompletion with that catch and that can't be ignored. Sure, Cassel looked good because of the catch but we all know that his tight end saved him on that play. Not every player can make that catch and most of the time, the field goal team would be coming onto the field.
Slowing the ball down from that speed is very impressive.
Catch of The Year?
Moeaki's grab is going up head-to-head with Randy Moss' amazing one handed grab against the Jets in Week 2 and to be honest, I'm going with Moeaki on this one.
Moss is one of the most gifted wideouts ever, but Moaeki had to not only dive and pull it in with one hand, he caught a total laser and stayed in bounds while doing it. That extra level of difficulty makes it a better catch that Moss'.
Either way, we could probably debate which is the better one for days but the wow factor is so much higher on Moeaki's for me.