“We were going to win the game,” Did Carroll get caught counting his chickens before they hatch?
PHOENIX, Ariz. – While the first half of the Super Bowl may have seemed dull for some viewers, no one could have guessed how the game would end.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Seattle Seahawks were down by four points with just seconds to go.
Following an amazing sideline catch, the team pushed the Patriots to the one yard line.
By moving the ball three feet, the Seahawks would clinch their second straight Super Bowl title.
Most fans believed Marshawn Lynch would get the ball and run the one yard to victory.
However, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll threw fans a curveball.
Lynch already had 102 rushing yards and was averaging over one yard a carry.
Instead, Carroll decided to allow his quarterback, Russell Wilson, to throw the ball.
As Wilson threw the ball to Ricardo Lockette, Patriot’s rookie Malcolm Butler jumped the route and intercepted the ball, ending Seattle’s dream of a repeat championship.
“We were going to win the game. And we have everything in mind, how we’re going to do it. We’re going to leave them no time and we had our plays to do it. We had sent in our personnel, they sent in goal line. It’s not the right matchup for us to run the football, so on second down, we were throwing the ball, really to kind of waste that play. If we score, we do. If we don’t, then we’ll get it in on third or fourth down.”
He never thought an undrafted rookie would crush that plan.
After the game ended with the Pats on top 28-24, fans took to Twitter to talk about the controversial call.