No.Well...pretty horrible decision to make that passing play eh? ...
1) So the solution is "Let's make a passing play towards the most dangerous/risky/well covered area of the field"? lol? If they HAD TO make a passing play, then at least pass towards the side lines?No.
1) They had enough time to run three plays, but only if one of them was a pass play that fell incomplete.
2) You want at least one of those plays to be Marshawn Lynch running the ball.
3) You want at least one of those Marshawn Lynch running plays to be the type of running play Lynch excels at; not just a pile up at the line of scrimmage any running back could run, since it's the offensive/defensive lines that would determine the result of the play.
4) Both teams know the type of running play the Seahawks would really like to see Lynch run.
I can think of at least two that were worse that had no logic at all.The play was absolutely a horrible call, if not the worst of all time.
Did any of these plays single handidly lose a Superbowl? Even if we accept that these plays are worse, that would make the Seahawk's play yesterday the 4th worst play of all time then?I can think of at least two that were worse that had no logic at all.
Browns trailing Raiders 14-12 in the 1981 playoffs. Browns have the ball around the Raiders 10 with less than a minute to go. It's only 2nd or 3rd down, so why not try for the TD instead of settling for a FG? Sipe throws an interception on a timing play when the defensive back reads the play and jumps the route. Justification? It's around 10 degrees and they're playing on a horrible field. The holder could have botched the snap or the placement on such a lousy field in such bad weather. Raiders go on to win the Super Bowl - the Browns have still never been to a Super Bowl.
My favorite "worst" play of all time was the play that created a brand new cuss word: Pisarcik! Giants have a four point lead and the ball with about 30 seconds left and the Eagles are out of time outs. Most quarterbacks successfully kneel down with the ball in that situation. Joe Pisarcik chooses to hand off in that situation, fumbles the ball, and Herman Edwards of the Eagles picks it up and runs the length of the field for an Eagles touchdown! I don't think the Giants even tried to justify that one. I think they just mumbled a lot.
Actually, I could think of a third. Green Bay trailing Dallas by 3, Green Bay on the 1 on 4th down with about 15 seconds left. The FG to send the game into overtime would seem like a no-brainer. Instead, Bart Starr runs a quarterback sneak - except he actually scored and won the game. Justifcation? It was about 15 degrees below zero and the players may not have survived playing overtime. They seriously had to end that game one way or another.
Or a play action pass. If New England was intent enough on stopping Lynch that they stayed in their goal line defense against a 3 receiver set, then Seattle could have at least given them a look at Lynch coming down the middle whether he had the ball or not.They should have simply picked a safer passing play...like a rollout with options to run if there is room or throw it away if no one is open.
Not saying I agree with their call at all, but just trying to explain where Seattle was coming from. If it were up to me, I would have pounded it in with Marshawn in 2 tries, but then again, we're not the coach in the SB.