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:
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.
Caught! Orange handed!