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The Real Story Behind the Ike Taylor Interception

Have you ever seen something you were not quite sure you saw?  Most of the time it is your mind playing a trick on you, but sometimes you actually did see an elephant roller skating down the highway.  I did see that limber elephant last night, but I was not sure until I was rewatching the game today.  Thanks to NFL rewinds HQ video replay we are able to see every detail on replay, for better or worse.

Like most people, I was shocked when Ike Taylor actually caught a ball last night.  That feat is almost as rare as Casey Hampton saying no to an all-you-can-eat buffet.  In other words, it just does not happen.  So, when the replays popped up live yesterday I was paying close attention and I could not believe what I saw.  Directly after the game came back from a small commercial break, they showed a close up of Ike.  While in view of the camera, he did a small signal with his right hand that probably had some significance.  Here is a screenshot:

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Do you see what I see?  There is some type of orange residue on his gloves.  I was unsure what it was until I could watch this HD video and enhance the bottle to his side.  It is stickum, the NFL-banned sticky residue that aids a player by making their hands stick to the ball.  Ike should have done a better job washing his glove off after the play.

Here is further proof that he had stickum on his hands.  This is a still shot right before the ball gets to him on his interception.  Notice the glove color.

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Caught!  Orange handed!

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