SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) – If you’ve been reliving that final minute of the Super Bowl, Russell Wilson wants you to know he’s doing it, too. In fact, he’s been haunted by being just one yard away from winning the game.
“I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been thinking about that one yard for the past 17 days,” the Seattle Seahawks quarterback wrote in an introduction to his video message to fans.
“Boom, it hits me,” Wilson said in the video he made for The Player’s Tribune. “It’s a tough feeling of losing, you know. If anybody hates losing, I hate losing.”
It’s been nearly three weeks since his potentially Super Bowl-winning pass was picked off by Malcolm Butler at the end zone, sealing a 28-24 victory for the New England Patriots.
But the memory of falling short a mere yard from the goal line is still fresh in his mind.
“The hardest thing about that game was to be able to walk off that field and all those fans, and feeling like you let them down,” he said.
While fans have blamed the coaching staff for calling a pass play one yard from the goal line, Wilson said he’s the only one who deserves criticism.
“Superbowl XLIX, you know, I take full responsibility for that,” he said.
Wilson said he knows no matter how hard he and his teammates worked last season, no matter how many great plays, no matter how fantastic that catch was by Jermaine Kearse, he’ll be remembered for throwing the interception that ended Seattle’s dream of back-to-back championships.
“I’m the one that threw the pass, but I know that I’ll throw another one and hopefully I’ll be remembered for something different.”
Wilson said the best way to stop thinking about the Super Bowl that got away, is to win another one.
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