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Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

Posted on: December 25, 2011 5:47 pm
 
By Josh Katzowitz

By now, I imagine you’ve seen the flip heard ‘round the world when receiver Jerome Simpson somersaulted over Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington and very nearly stuck the landing for the 19-yard  touchdown during Cincinnati's victory. If not, take a gander.







It was a thrill for just about everybody watching the game live -- and seeing it on replay was nearly as impressive -- but it was awfully cool for Simpson as well (even Washington laughed about it afterward).

“It was one of things that just came (on) instinct. I just wanted to make a play for my team and get in the end zone,” Simpson said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It seemed like he was going to hit me and I didn’t want to get hit, and I used my athletic ability and my jumping ability.”

And apparently, his gymnastics ability. One criticism, though. His left hand definitely touched the turf to keep himself upright after he completed the flip. There’s no judge in the world that would give him a perfect mark for that imperfection. Even Simpson realizes that.

“Yeah, that was one of the key points (of the play), me sticking the landing,” he said. “I don’t think if I stuck the landing, it wouldn’t have been as exciting. But you know, I stuck the landing like a gymnast. A lot of the guys gave me a (perfect) ‘10’ on it. I think it was like a 9 maybe, because I touched the ground (with my hand) a little bit.”

Even so, Simpson’s 9 is better than most everybody else can accomplish. So, kudos to Simpson on one of the most exciting plays in the NFL this season. Let’s just hope next time, he doesn’t need a hand to steady himself.

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Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

Gymnasts aren't wearing a helmet and pounds of equipment while under attack from a 250 pound assasin that's trying to knock them senseless.



Since: Aug 5, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 2:41 am
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

@chrris.....if everyone that smoked pot was out of the NFL only Tebow would be left.  NOBODY makes it through 4 years of college without experimenting, and if all he is doing is pot then he is better than half of the league.   This article is about an incredible ATHLETIC act, and despite your obvious hatred of the Bengals you should at least admit that this is a play that is worthy of replay and will go down as one of the most dynamic plays in NFL history.   I am sure it will burn your ass to see this replayed every year for the next century.



Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

You are an idiot...........let's see you do that homeboy



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

this to me will go down as one of the greatest plays in league history by an individual effort



Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:37 am
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

It's hard to see, but there are definitely wires... frame 3-7 you can clearly see them. Fake.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:52 am
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

I will never get sick of watching this.



Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:33 am
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

Hey chrris24, 6lbs of weed...at least he knows how to spell his own name. How many bong hits did it take for you to spell your name with two "R"....must run in the family.




Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2011 1:28 am
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

Ya...and how many bong hits have you taken in the last year..



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

Washington has to be almost 7 feet off the ground when Simpson goes over him.  That's like doing a front flip over a highjump bar, where the world record is around 8 feet (using proper technique.)  That was one of the most incredilbe athletic feats, given the context was scoring at the highest level of football, we will ever see in our lifetime. 



Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Jerome Simpson's flip 'came on instinct'

Exactly , 6 pounds of pot at his house and still playing. only in Cincinnati would anyone evn have him on their roster 


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