Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is making his Hall of Fame mark early.
Brown became the fastest ever to 600 NFL catches on Nov. 20 against Pharoh Cooper Youth Jersey the Cleveland Browns, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame is honoring Brown’s work by displaying his gloves from that game, the 96th of his career.
The gloves were sent directly to the Hall and are in display in the Pro Football Today Gallery.
Tom Flores never did it. Neither did Daryle Lamonica, Ken Stabler, Jim Plunkett or Rich Gannon, let alone Todd Marinovich or JaMarcus Russell.
None of them had that stark black glove, either, or worked exclusively out of the shotgun to limit the pain that would accompany taking the snap from Hudson.
Although Carr’s completion percentage fell from 75.0 percent (15 for 20) to 61.1 percent (11-18) after the injury, his degree of difficulty also increased. Call it playing catch up to the Panthers.
Per ESPN Stats & Information, Carr’s average pass went 9.1 yards past the line of scrimmage when he returned to the game, as opposed to 5.1 yards before his injury. Plus, he completed five of those seven passes that went at least 10 yards — including a touchdown — after Rob Havenstein Youth Jersey the injury. He was just two for four on such throws before.
“He’s a fighter, he’s a beast,” left tackle Donald Penn said of his quarterback. “He came in that second half and didn’t miss a beat. I don’t know what you guys are watching, but that dude is a beast.”
And Carr’s deepest completion was a 49-yarder to Michael Crabtree, a ball that went 44 yards through the air on the game-winning drive.
“Their safety got flat-footed and doubled (tight end Mychal) Rivera on the left side, and had Crabtree one-on-one, with their guy and his back turned,” Carr said. “And you know me; I’m going to give my guys chances to make plays, especially in that kind of yardage and situation.
Still, his degree of difficulty was up after his return, with his average pass going 9.1 yards past the line of scrimmage, as opposed to 5.1 yards before his injury, and his deep game actually improved.