Jake Ballard making Giants forget about Boss
Monday, November 7, 2011
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jake Ballard has done more than enough this season to make the New York Giants forget about losing Kevin Boss to the Oakland Raiders in free agency.
The former free agent who spent most of last season on the Giants' practice squad took it a step farther this past weekend, coming up with "a catch" against the New England Patriots that had many remembering "The Catch" David Tyree had in the 2008 Super Bowl to help knock off the-then undefeated Patriots.
To be honest, Tyree's catch was much more spectacular and it was made in the pressure of the biggest game in football.
Ballard's 28-yard reception late in the fourth quarter, however, was just as important in getting the Giants (6-2) another stunning victory over New England.