Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
While the statement might sound hyperbolic, it also might just be entirely accurate. The Seahawks’ bizarre decision to throw the ball from the one yard line and not hand off to Marshawn Lynch, one of the most physically imposing running backs in football, will certainly be scrutinized for a very, very long time. Thanks to the social media driven world we live in, the critics have already begun to opine on the matter.
Here’s what they had to say:
Sidney Rice wouldn’t have thrown it to himself or anyone else named Rice.
Jacoby Ellsbury, asking the right questions.
I don’t think that’s how it works, but it could be the only possible explanation.
Some well-timed Deflate-gate humor.
I think we all know the answer to this one.
To his credit, Pete Carroll has taken full responsibility for the decision to throw the ball and has defended the play call in all of his post-game interviews. If this truly goes down in history as one of the worst plays ever, at least Carroll is accepting the blame and defending his decision, even though it’s fairly obvious that it wasn’t the right one.