Brandon Carr moving past catch, thinking of friend

IRVING, Texas -- How many times have you seen replays of Michael Jordan beating Bryon Russell in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals? Or Jordan making a shot over Craig Ehlo in the 1989 playoffs?

How many times have you seen The Catch, Dwight Clark snaring a Joe Montana pass over Everson Walls in the 1982 NFC Championship Game?

They are moments that are replayed so often that you feel as if you were there.

That is what happening with the incredible, one-handed catch Odell Beckham Jr. made for a 43-yard touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Brandon Carr is Russell and Ehlo, falling down as Beckham made the miraculous catch that was almost immediately dubbed as the greatest catch ever as if other similar catches never existed.

"It is what it is," Carr said. "I don't really get into the hoopla with the media and whatever y'all be talking about. I've got a lot of stuff going on outside of here. I'm just worried about getting to 9-3. Honestly, that's the past. We won the game. That's our objective. In this league, you play long enough, you're on both sides of the fence. You're making plays; you get plays made on you. You've got to keep battling. I'm here today. Tomorrow, if you wake me up, I'll be here tomorrow lacing them up ready to go again. Just the nature of the business."

Cornerbacks need a short memory to succeed. Carr said he has not watched television or seen a replay. He was tired of talking about it in the locker room after the game. He doesn't want to talk about it much more.

"If you all ask me, I'll just go lift weights in like three seconds," Carr said with a smile on his face.

More important to Carr is the health of his friend, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, whose season ended on Monday with what the team believes is lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Carr said he reached out to Berry via text and Twitter. He hopes to talk to him, but understands Berry has more important worries now. Carr just wants his friend to know he is praying for him.

"Caught me off guard," Carr said of the news. "It makes you put things in perspective. As far as just life, what's really important. At the end of the day, your health matters the most. We've got a passion to play this game and to do great things. But you know, the change of focus is for health and the battle has shifted gears, shifted battlefields so to speak, shifted arenas. At the same time, just being around him for the years that I was able to be around him and experience the on and off the field interactions, the same fight that he has on the field and the same dedication and hard work, the commitment he had to being the best player, both on and off the field. With this new adverse situation that he just encountered, I have a feeling that he's going to give it his all. The support that I've just seen across the board, yesterday, I was like, that's pretty big to have.

"I've seen it myself, just have a support system behind you in times like this where you're fighting, or it's the unknown that's ahead of you. It's an unfortunate situation, man, but the man upstairs always has a plan for us. He always takes care of us."