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Old 02-01-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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Perhaps it's a pre-determined result.

Vegas. Gambling. Behind-the-scene transaction.

 
Old 02-02-2015, 02:42 AM
 
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Perhaps it's a pre-determined result.

Vegas. Gambling. Behind-the-scene transaction.
Its SO hard to believe that a "company" owned by Paul Allen is hiring people who are closer to the situation than anyone yet, they were the only ones who supposedly didn't realize that 2 running plays to Lynch would win them the Super Bowl. The only ones who didn't know this were the people in charge of making the decisions.

Its hard to believe this is just a "dumb decision", i'm with you on the conspiracy.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 04:42 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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I have a vague memory of the same play call/same outcome with the Eagles in a big game, during the Donovan McNabb/Andy Reid era. Not sure if it was the Superbowl. But it had the same bitterly disappointed fans, same defense of the call.

And that's why the game ain't over til it's over!
 
Old 02-02-2015, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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We are Steeler fans but were hoping Seattle would win it. We sat in utter disbelief that they pulled such a boneheaded play when they still had so many chances to ram the ball down the middle. It was one of those WTF moments for sure !!!!!! That will go down in history as one of the dumbest decisions ever made in a big game, especially since that one play where the guy saved the ball from hitting the ground with his legs, and it gave them the chance to be so close to the goal line.

Who makes that decision at that point? The coach or the QB ? I know some teams give the QB a lot of latitude to call plays, that is the reason I am asking.


Dumb, dumb, dumb. Fans in Seattle were robbed.

Don

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Old 02-02-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Its very easy to play armchair QB the next day. The 2 defensive guys (Browner and Butler) make an oustanding play, and if there is an incomplete pass, we are not talking about this the next morning (becuase most likely they punch it in.)

Green Bay had a chance to finish off the Hawks two weeks ago, and Seattle had a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter (which they could've finished off the Pats..)

Im not going to second guess Carroll. He won a super bowl

That's whats great about this game. We all get to be armchair QB's the next day..! (including myself)
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:11 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Pete Rose anywhere in the stands or sidelines giving "advice"?
Hmmmmm!
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I thought it very strange that Belichick had not called a time out to save time for his team to attempt a comeback after the certain touchdown Seattle was going to score. Then there comes an odd call and a pickoff. The Patriots win one of the most unlikely games in NFL history. And in the post game celebration and interviews Belichick is not seen smiling once.

Is he a freaking alien or something?
Seattle only had one timeout left. With the clock ticking, maybe the escaping time forces Seattle to try something cute.

Does not seem so odd to me.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Seattle only had one timeout left. With the clock ticking, maybe the escaping time forces Seattle to try something cute.

Does not seem so odd to me.
No doubt the time out situation played into this call. If they had all 3, perhaps they are more apt to run the ball here.. knowing they can stop the clock if Lynch is short. Folks that mention the Seahawks could have pounded it with Lynch 3 more times forgot there was only 30 seconds left and they had but 1 time out so no, they could not have ran it 3 more times, 2 yes.. but not 3. Still, you would think they would have ran it 1 more time and called their last time out if they were short and then they pass into the end zone 2 more times.. Hindsight is 20/20. The same fans who were praising Carroll for his play calling at the end of the first half, going for a TD vs kicking the sure FG are same fans calling for his head on this final play. They can't give the Pats defense any credit for making a play..
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:27 AM
 
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Yeah, it was a stupid play call. Not even a Hail Mary born out of desperation, just a stupid play call. The Patriots didn't beat the Seahawks, the Seahawks beat themselves. Still, it was a good Superbowl for who played in it.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The Patriots didn't beat the Seahawks, the Seahawks beat themselves. Still, it was a good Superbowl for who played in it.
The Patriots made the play to seal the game, didn't they? The Patriots stopped Lynch short of the end zone on the play before, didn't they?
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