Darrell Bevell, the Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator, was slammed on Twitter for the final play that led to an interception.
QB Russell Wilson threw an interception at the near of regulation at the goal line. Many questioned why the Seahawks threw a pass instead of running the ball.
The interception led to the Patriots winning the game.
However, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he was the one who made the call in a post-game interview.
He said he told his players the call was “my fault, totally.”Carroll said a “miraculous play” was made on the interception.
This is what Wilson saw on the big INT. I would have thrown that, too. pic.twitter.com/UFBtJRIUtp
— Rob Guerrera (@StatsNBCSports) February 2, 2015
The longtime head coach said that the call was made because he wanted to take a shot first and then try to run several times. Carroll noted that it’s hard to have the whole season “come down to a play like that” because all the players “worked so hard” to get to that point.
On Twitter, Bevell was slammed (like in the Twitter post below).
Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell’s Wikipedia page has been hacked: pic.twitter.com/zlsxoqcDWw
— scott_fowler (@scott_fowler) February 2, 2015
“Darrell Bevell, OC for Seattle, better not have a job tomorrow. He had the toughest RB in the NFL to run the ball at the 1 yrd line,” wrote one person.
Added another: “Who its making the gif of Darrell Bevell holding goal line play calls? Two options. A: Beast Mode or B: You can’t be serious, pick A.”
“Darrell Bevell and Pete Carroll are both fools who deserve to be fired,” wrote another.
“FYI to all the sea hawk fans Darrell Bevell got fired from Minnesota for calling stupid plays like that, it was only a matter of time,” wrote another.
Others said he was the Patriots’ “MVP” for making the call.
Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 37 of 50 passes for 328 yards with four touchdown passes, each to a different receiver, including an 8-for-8 bit of perfection on the drive that led to the go-ahead score with about 2 minutes left Sunday night.
That performance, and a victory-clinching interception by rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler, lifted the New England Patriots to a 28-24 comeback victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in a Super Bowlwith a slow start and a “Whoa!” finish.
This was not Brady at his best throughout. He threw two interceptions, including one deep in Seattle territory in the first quarter, and another in the third that led to points for the Seahawks.
That’s part of why the Patriots trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter, before Brady got the comeback going.
“It wasn’t the way we drew it up. Certainly, throwing a couple of picks didn’t help,” Brady said. “It was a lot of mental toughness. Our team has had it all year. We never doubted each other, so that’s what it took. That was a great football team we beat. I’m just so happy for our team.”
With The Associated Press.