Pete Carroll Explanation for Final Play of Super Bowl XLIX: Not Particularly Satisfying (Video)
Seahawks Linebacker Bruce Irvin Criticizes Pete Carroll’s Play-Calling (Video)
Last night, pretty much everyone was blasting the Seahawks’ terrible play-call that led to the Malcolm Butler interception and a victory for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. And by “everyone” I don’t just mean the talking heads, bloggers, columnists, former and current NFL players, or random Twitter users. I also mean members of the Seahawks.
After the game, a number of reporters hanging around the Seahawks tweeted news of the rumblings without mentioning player names:
Standing w @Seahawks as they walk thru tunnel and one says best back in football and we throw the ball on one yard line
— melissa stark (@melissastark) February 2, 2015
Seahawks players are ripping the hell out of that last call. Openly.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 2, 2015
I’m in the Seahawks locker room. Wow. Talking about despair! Those who can speak are freely ripping that last play call. Big time.
— Terence Moore (@TMooreSports) February 2, 2015
However, the rumblings didn’t remain anonymous for long. While talking to reporters at his locker after the game, Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin made it very clear that he would have preferred coach Pete Carroll give the ball to Marshawn Lynch:
I guess that explains why Bruce Irvin started that fight on the last play of the game. He was pissed.