DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes is modest and rarely pats himself on the back. But Grimes did have an interesting take on New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. this week.
Beckham Jr. is getting a lot of attention for his amazing, one-handed touchdown catch in Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Some are calling it one of greatest catches in NFL history, and certainly a "Play of the Year" candidate.
But Grimes believes Beckham's catch doesn’t trump his one-handed interception three weeks ago against the Detroit Lions.
"It was a cool catch. I may be biased, I think mine was better," Grimes said laughing. "I jumped and everything. I was on defense. They weren’t throwing me the ball. That was a great catch, though."
Grimes makes a good case, especially being on defense.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's pass wasn't intended for Grimes. It was intended for Detroit receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, which adds to the degree of difficulty. Giants quarterback Eli Manning obviously was throwing a pass intended for Beckham, who didn't have to leap like Grimes did to make the play. Both plays could be battling for awards once the NFL season is over.
Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace had a tough time deciding Thursday which play was better.
"It was close," Wallace said. "(Grimes) stole it, kind of like a thief. I don't know. I think it was close. I might have to give Odell the edge, but Brent is on my team. I don't know, man. They were both great catches."
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