New England Patriots cornerback spoke for the winning side and said that Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made a head-scratching call on the final play.
The Seattle Seahawks will be haunted by their Super Bowl 49 loss for a long time, especially since they know that they could have won if the right play was called on the final drive.
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They made it to the one-yard line, so conventional wisdom would say that running back Marshawn Lynch should be used at the goal line. However, head coach Pete Carroll decided to call a passing play.
This ultimately cost the Seahawks a Super Bowl repeat win since quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception with 20 seconds remaining.
New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis expressed his disbelief with this questionable play call.
“As I look back at it, yeah, I was very shocked and surprised that they threw the ball,” Revis said in a postgame interview.
Carroll and Wilson both took responsibility for the Seahawks’ game-ending blunder, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that he was happy about the Seahawks’ decision since it allowed the Patriots to win.