Weeks later, Gary Barnidge maintained the same attitude about the wildest of his six touchdown catches on the season.
Barnidge, in an interview with NFL Live's Trey Wingo, took pride in his memorable, fourth-quarter touchdown catch against the Ravens not because he used everything but his hands to corral it, but because it helped Cleveland down Baltimore on its home field.
"It's great," Barnidge said, "because we also got the win out of it."
Barnidge's catch, labeled affectionately by ESPN's midday NFL show as "the butt catch," was named the "Midseason Play of the Year." The 18-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's overtime victory required Barnidge to trap the ball on his back side and use his legs to secure and move it to his hands for the momentum-shifting score.
"A little bit of luck and awareness," Barnidge said.
The touchdown catch was one of six for Barnidge on the season. He came into his eighth year in the NFL with a total of three.
He leads the Browns in receptions (42) and touchdowns and is second with 602 receiving yards. All three are career bests.
Check out the rest of the interview in the video at the bottom of the screen.