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When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

I recall the words of the conservative and winning coach of the University of Texas back in the 1960's, Darrell Royal.
"When you throw a forward pass, three things can happen. And two of them are bad."
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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

They got too cute. They got a lucky break in the tipped pass that fell in to the arms of the receiver.

At that point, you line it up and tell the big guys up front, we're going Beast Mode for four straight plays, we either win it or lose it with you guys and Lynch.

Hand enough time if they got stuffed on 2nd down to get up and run it again, then use the final time out if needed and one play to win it.

Incredible interception by Butler. Read the play, jumped the route, and just flatted the receiver as he made the pick.

Poetic justice I guess, he made a great play on the long pass down the field, just plain luck the receiver caught it.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

The Pats were set to stop Lynch, at least 8 guys had eyes on him. Play action would've been a better call if they wanted to pass, and the Pats would've definitely bit. Shotgun formation? Definitely the worst play call for that situation.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

Eight guys would not have been enough to stop Lynch from a half yard out.

A QB sneak would have been a better call than the pass.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

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Eight guys would not have been enough to stop Lynch from a half yard out.

A QB sneak would have been a better call than the pass.
Totally agree, but if you're going to try what they did, at least do it without telegraphing it.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

I pulled this out of an article from ESPN.com.
"For starters, interceptions on pass plays at the 1-yard line are very rare. Wilson’s was the 109th pass attempt from the 1-yard line in the NFL this season and the first to be picked off.

In the past 10 seasons, including the playoffs, quarterbacks have thrown 270 passes on second down from the opponent’s 1. They combined for 129 touchdowns and just five interceptions (Wilson’s on Sunday being the fifth).

Additionally, Marshawn Lynch has not been particularly good at punching it in from the 1-yard line in the past five seasons.

Among 39 running backs with at least 10 carries from the 1-yard line in the past five seasons (including playoffs), Lynch’s touchdown percentage (45 percent) ranks 30th. Also consider that this season, Lynch scored a touchdown on 1-of-5 rushes from the 1-yard line."

Amazing thing is James Harrisons int in SB43 was from the one as well. So two of five int's happened on the biggest stage of all.

The NFL is all about playing the percentages. As much as I dislike Pete Carroll, the right approach was taken. I really don't have an issue with the play that was called. The problem was with the execution.

BTW, the play was run on second and one.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

I actually really like Pete Carroll. His players are ready to play every game. They don't come out flat, because he actually motivates them. During a game, he actually appears to have a pulse. I will say I was happy to see Tomlin loosen up this season toward the end of the year. The results showed. I really don't see anyone but Le'Veon Bell getting the ball for us in that situation. With Cowher, there wouldn't even be a question. Bettis gets the rock 2 of the remaining 3 plays. The Patriots could have put the entire US Marine Corps and Seal Team 6 out there, and we would still ride the Bus into the endzone.

I still like Carroll, but the Seahawk staff screwed up royally on this one. This looked a lot like trying to show how smart they are, rather than let your players win the game.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

Carroll said that it was basically a throw away play which is crazy to me in that situation. I would have gave it to lynch again even if they were set up to stop him. If they stopped him on second down would have ran play action or a bootleg on 3rd. They really did blow that call.
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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

Lynch hadn't been stopped all day. Plus, they could have faked to Lynch and had Wilson run it. There were so many better options than the play they tried.

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Re: When I look at the Seahawks' last offensive play,

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I pulled this out of an article from ESPN.com.
"For starters, interceptions on pass plays at the 1-yard line are very rare. Wilson’s was the 109th pass attempt from the 1-yard line in the NFL this season and the first to be picked off.

In the past 10 seasons, including the playoffs, quarterbacks have thrown 270 passes on second down from the opponent’s 1. They combined for 129 touchdowns and just five interceptions (Wilson’s on Sunday being the fifth).

Additionally, Marshawn Lynch has not been particularly good at punching it in from the 1-yard line in the past five seasons.

Among 39 running backs with at least 10 carries from the 1-yard line in the past five seasons (including playoffs), Lynch’s touchdown percentage (45 percent) ranks 30th. Also consider that this season, Lynch scored a touchdown on 1-of-5 rushes from the 1-yard line."

Amazing thing is James Harrisons int in SB43 was from the one as well. So two of five int's happened on the biggest stage of all.

The NFL is all about playing the percentages. As much as I dislike Pete Carroll, the right approach was taken. I really don't have an issue with the play that was called. The problem was with the execution.

BTW, the play was run on second and one.
Could have tried this play. Worked well here.

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