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February 21, 2015 at 11:31 am #39619
Ben Obomanu discussed the theory with Radio KJR 950 in Seattle–claiming that some of the players suspect that the final pass play was called so that Russell Wilson would earn the MVP instead Marshawn Lynch. The call subsequently went down as one of the worst in Super Bowl history.
could the theory actually have some truth behind it?
February 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm #39622
Carrol and the Seahawks clearly wanted to give their franchise QB- who they’re going to pay max-money this off season- all the fame and glory, rather than Lynch, who has reportedly not gotten along well with the Seahawks and won’t be in a Seahawks jersey too much longer
February 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm #39625
I read an interesting point made from someone in a Seahawks community…
Basically — if the theory were true, why in the hell would they give Lynch an opportunity to score on first down. I agree the call was suspect, but theory is beginning to look more far fetch if any.
So you think Lynch is out next year? I’d think he would stick around at least one more season. Why would he want to leave a winning organization? Money?
- This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Jr. Williams.
February 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm #39628
I think leaving a organization that wins and supports his ways whole-heartedly would be a bad decision, but around mid season this year multiple reports came out saying Lynch and Seattle weren’t seeing eye-to-eye and he wouldn’t be there too much longer
February 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm #39629
The theory is laughable. They would not have ran the ball on first down. They are going to try and resign Lynch. Wilson is already going to get huge dollars and the fan base already loves him. This was nothing more than a call to catch NE. Nothing more in my opinion.
February 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm #39672
Pete Carroll even said himself that if the pass was incomplete they would run Lynch the next two times (which they had plenty of time to do). While I do see some validity to what JR and Adam are saying, I think there’s all the reason to believe that the Seahawks didn’t want Lynch to have the MVP because they knew that the front office would never hear the end of it from him.
Also, Seattle is preparing to dish out a lot of money to Russell Wilson for the crazy success he has already had in his young career. This now gives them the opportunity to invest even more than previously planned into Wilson to make him stay even longer as a Seahawk–shoot, maybe even for life.
In the end, I think the Seahawks organization knew that Lynch wasn’t happy with the way things were going with the green and blue, while on the flip side Russell Wilson has already been very vocal to the tune that he loves it in a Seahawks jersey and would love nothing more than to stay in Seattle for a long time.
You win some, you lose some.
In this case, though, the Seahawks managed to do both with the same situation.
February 23, 2015 at 9:13 pm #39838
While I don’t disagree with your logic.. point is, Carroll and Co. made a bad call, a call that will haunt them for a long time. Ask any Coach who made it to the Super Bowl — you only remember the ones you lose.
February 24, 2015 at 6:41 am #39861
Just my opinion, but M. Lynch is 75% of reason that R. Wilson and theSeahawks have the record they have over last three years. Without Lynch their record would be a few games over .500% and that’s being optimistic. Even with the greatest defense, I’ve seen since ’85 Bears. You still have to score to win.
Lynch is the heart of, my favorite team, the Seattle Seahawks. Front office, coaching staff and teammates have all said as much.
Any conspiracy theories are, in my opinion, nonsense brought about to stir up problems between Lynch and Seahawks. Until a certain ESPN reporter shot his mouth off after P. Harvin trade. Things seemed pretty good between Lynch and Hawks staff. I would speculate that the conspiracy involves ESPN and its short list of teams they want playing in Superbowl every year. Why else would their reporters constantly report problems for the majority of NFL teams and their players. Almost always causing a rift between team and player, when things were good if not great between respective parties until speculation is reported.
Once again just my opinion. Take it as you will. Finally, I must add “GO HAWKS” and pray that M. Lynch is not buying all the b.s. being slung around. #pleaseplayafewmoreyearsBEASTMODE
February 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm #39908
This wouldn’t be the first time we saw bullshit coming out of the ESPN camp.. I wouldn’t put anything past them at this point. Hopefully the Seahawks come back next season stronger than ever… awesome comment..
March 2, 2015 at 11:55 am #40036
Well Marshawn Lynch in an interview yesterday had this to say. Yes, Lynch gave an interview . . . to a sports network in Turkey.
“Lynch didn’t put the blame on Carroll, though his ensuing explanation left plenty of room for interpretation.
I had no problem with the decision of the playcalling. I think it was more of a … how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in … I am the face of the nation,” he said. “You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that’s pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time. I don’t know what went into that call. I mean, maybe it was a good thing that I didn’t get the ball. I mean, you know, it cost us the Super Bowl. I have full confidence in my teammates to execute that plan because we’ve done it so many more times. But would I love to had the ball there? Yeah, I would have.”
So he didn’t call it a conspiracy but?
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