When Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald made a catch eerily reminiscent of Dez Bryant’s infamous non-catch in Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs last week, Bryant was watching, and—not that this comes as much surprise—he thought it was a catch.
The only major difference was, where Bryant’s catch was overturned on review, Fitzgerald’s catch was confirmed.
“You know when I watch football, I’m into it, even during the season, like a fan,” Bryant said, per Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I felt like if it was called a completion, it was a completed catch. The officials are going to call the game the way they want to call it.”
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Commissioner Roger Goodell knows this is an issue that needs addressing, so he put together a catch committee to revisit the league’s catch rules this offseason. Once upon a time, Bryant suggested he should be put on that committee, but now he has a simpler request.
“The NFL is still trying to figure out what a catch is,” Bryant said. “Whenever they figure that out, hopefully they’ll let me know.”