Carroll is one of the NFL’s longest-serving head coaches and enjoyed Super Bowl-winning success. However, the Seahawks came within an inch of winning a second Vince Lombardi Trophy. The coaches ordered Russell Wilson to pass the ball to Ricardo Lockette but Malcolm Butler picked it off.
Nobody could believe that Wilson didn’t offload to ‘Beast Mode’ Marshawn Lynch. Nonetheless, Carroll defended the play and the statistics supported him. Wilson also blamed himself for not putting enough juice on the pass. Furthermore, Seattle OC Darelle Bevell reportedly made the decisive call, not Carroll (via CBC).