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Super Bowl XLII hero Tyree left 'speechless' by Giants' run

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  • By Dan Hanzus NFL.com
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As Lawrence Tynes' overtime field goal sailed through the uprights Sunday at Candlestick Park, it was easy to imagine David Tyree's cell phone sparking, then bursting into flames.

That can happen when 3 million sportswriters attempt to contact you at the same time.

Tynes' kick set up a Super Bowl rematch between the Giants and Patriots, two teams forever linked by Tyree and his famous "helmet catch" in Super Bowl XLII.

Tyree watched Sunday's Giants victory over the 49ers and was amazed by the similarities between this year's team and the group that shocked the undefeated Patriots in 2008.

"I might have been just as speechless as I was when we won the Super Bowl four years ago," he said in a conference call Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. "To actually see this thing coming to fruition."

Tyree didn't have another catch in his NFL career. He said the magnitude of the play helped him move on from the game, knowing that he "wasn't going to have a moment that eclipsed that."

"It gave me a sense of peace (about) moving on," he said.

Also up for moving on? Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who isn't interested in revisiting anything related to David Tyree ... ever.

"We talked about all that," Belichick said Tuesday, according to the Daily News. "It was a long time ago. I had a lot of comments on the record after the game. ... You can go back and look at all of the things that happened then or some other year."

Belichick is a genius and all, but does he really think that answer will fly for the next two weeks?

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