Could have tried this play. Worked well here.eddie spaghetti said: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.