Jim Harbaugh has defended Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s decision to pass at the goal line in the Super Bowl.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who coached the San Francisco 49ers for the last four seasons, weighed in with his opinion on the final play by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
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“I really thought they had a good play call. That was an insightful play against the goal-line defense. A really neat combination that they had, was an inside pick play,” Harbaugh said on the Tim Kawakami Show.
Harbaugh can relate to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s criticism, since the 49ers were just five yards away from completing an incredible comeback in Super Bowl 47 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Despite their dislike for each other, Harbaugh made it clear that he still respects Carroll as a coach.
The 49ers had chosen to pass three consecutive times instead of handing the ball off to running back Frank Gore.
The Seahawks were in a second-and-goal situation on their last play, but running back Marshawn Lynch was not used as quarterback. Russell Wilson instead threw toward wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, and New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted the pass to seal the win.