Jordy Nelson reveals anatomy of spectacular sideline grab
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There are few wide receivers more skilled at the great sideline catch than Jordy Nelson.
The Packers' starting wideout made such a spectacular catch during the team's 4th-quarter scoring drive against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
On 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News" Friday, he revealed from start to finish the path of a spectacular tippie-toes sideline catch.
"You run your route, you look back at Aaron and you see him throw the ball. You can kind of tell where the ball is going to go," said Nelson.
"What I try and do is put my feet down and fall, that way, if I reach it, I know I'm in bounds and I'll catch it, and if I can't reach it, I'll not catch it. If I would, I'd be out of bounds. I know my limit to begin with."
On that play, Rodgers threw the ball to a spot where only Nelson could catch it, at a point where his hands would be out of bounds.
But his toes were not, and it went for the gain that set up the lead for Green Bay.