The difference isn’t semantic. It’s vital. And one of the many reasons Heyward-Bey believes his Pittsburgh Steelers teammate is separating himself from every other wide receiver in the NFL.
If Brown tried to tap his feet while coming down with a 23-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger that set up teammate Chris Boswell’s winning field goal on the final play last Sunday against Green Bay, Brown would have been out of bounds. Brown knows this because he preaches it every day in practice. So Brown lifted his right foot off the ground and had it scrape the grass as he planted his left foot on the very edge of the playing field.
“When he went for the ball there was no ’let me see if my feet got in, let me see,’” Heyward-Bey said. “It was ’Hey, if I drag it, I’m in. I’ve got to focus on this rock.”
Source: Associated Press