Pete Carroll got laughed at by Marshawn Lynch
In addressing the sad memory that will never go away and one 12s will never stop talking about, unfortunately, Marshawn Lynch was on Shannon Sharpe's podcast last week talking about many subjects while, of course, the topic of the Seahawks final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX came up. Seattle should have given the ball to Lynch, but did not. Instead, Russell Wilson threw an interception and the Patriots ran out the clock.
Seattle should have never been in the position they were in at the end of the game. The team had a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. Sure, if Cliff Avril hadn't gotten hurt in the first half, maybe the game turns out differently. But besides the last offensive play, Seattle could have done a lot of other things better too.
As far as the most famous play of the game goes, however, Lynch said he was surprised at the play call when Wilson told the team what it was in the huddle. Not getting the ball in that situation still miffs Lynch (as it should) and he was just as extremely upset before the play that resulted in the interception was run as afterward.
Lynch said after the play, "I go by Russ, and I just hear him like, 'Ah man, I'll get him next time.' As I hear this s***, I usually don't take my helmet off, but I take my helmet off, and I go right to Pete Carroll, and I hit his ass with the biggest 'Ahahaha.' And at that point, I go to the locker room. I'm out. I don't want to see all this s*** going on. I don't see the last few plays. I'm in the locker room."
Whether Lynch should have left his teammates on the field before the game is over is up for debate. But I am honestly not sure I wouldn't have done the same thing if I were Lynch in that situation. He knows he would have scored a touchdown and this could have been the Seahawks second-straight Super Bowl win. But fate had something else in store for Seattle.