In Defense of Carroll’s ‘Worst’ Call

After the improbable finish to Super Boxl XLIX, it seems natural to blame Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his team for calling a pass from the 1-yard line with less than 30 seconds to play, rather than handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch. But while it’s understandable that a Seattle fan might feel Carroll’s was “the worst call in Super Bowl history,” it wasn’t bad. And it was actually New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick’s call the play before that won the game.

Pete Carroll (Matt York / Associated Press)

SNL Mocks Seahawks in Pre-Super Bowl Show

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” took a jab at the Seattle Seahawks one week after making fun of the New England Patriots for “Deflategate.” In the sketch, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch host a Super Bowl preview