The recriminations began almost immediately. For some reason, with Seattle on the one and three chances to give Marshawn Lynch the ball, Coach Pete Carroll called for a pass. Russell Wilson threw an interception, and just like that, the New England Patriots were Super Bowl champions.
If you are Carroll, why make that call? You have perhaps the best running back in the league, and all he needs is one yard. Then again, if you are Wilson, why force the ball into heavy traffic like he did?
And would a more-seasoned quarterback have changed the call at the line of scrimmage?
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