Wow. The Seahawks, 40″ away from repeating as Super Bowl champs, mysteriously did not use the guy who had his way with the New Emgland defense through the game. 2nd and one with 26 seconds left, plus a timeout, you have to wonder why they went away from Marshaen Lynch.
Pete Carroll said it was because of the goal line personnel that NE was in dictated a pass. That’s all well and good, but Marshawn Lynch doesn’t get tackled for losses often.
Curiouser was the pass Seattle chose. A risky slant into traffic. To erstwhile 40er special teamer Ricardo Lockette. Not Kearse or newfound star Chris Hardball Matthews. Lockette, who bounced off Bulter like he hit a wall.
Carroll has to wear this one for the rest of his days. As the 49ers discovered, the Super Nowl window can slam shut at any time, and with Lynch and RW to sign, you have to wonder if this is Lynch’s ticket out of Seattle. He has already pissed off the front office with last preseason’s holdout.