The final play of Super Bowl XLIX will be an eternal eyesore for Seattle Seahawks fans throughout history. Down less than touchdown in the final minutes of the game, the Seahawks were one yard away from scoring and winning the game. Rather than run the ball in, Seattle opted to pass the ball, which was intercepted in the end zone.
Everyone saw the play call as a huge mistake, except for Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
One year later, Bevell sat down with Peter King to discuss the play. The OC has a very interesting outlook on the play.
“That play we called will always be there to drive me. I wouldn’t change it, I think it was the right thing. Coach Carroll has done a great job with it as well," said Bevell.
"I think to answer your question, in terms of totally moving on, that night is rough, the next morning is rough, getting on the plane is rough, but as soon as I got here and I was able to watch it for myself on the tape and see our copy and look at it that way and do the analyzing of it, once that was over I was able to put it behind me. I’m okay. I really am.”
Bevell, what are you talking about?
The Seahawks had one yard to go with one of the best goal-line running backs in the league, but opted for an underneath route in the middle of the field. How does that make any sense?
For the love of god, you guys nicknamed your running back "Beast Mode." I mean.. sheesh.
He didn't need to go back to the office and review the film on that one, he knew as soon as that play was done that he made a HORRIBLE mistake. Time for someone to own up to that play.