[caption id="attachment_29565" align="alignnone" width="480"] Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon (27) breaks up a pass intended for New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell (19) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)[/caption]
Well. That was that. Absolutely brutal.
What a wild ending to the Seahawks' championship defense.
Seattle lost an absolute classic Super Bowl on Sunday, 28-24, to the New England Patriots in Arizona, but it was how they lost it that will be remembered the most.
After blowing a 10-point fourth quarter lead, Seattle had the ball on the 1-yard line with under a minute to go and a timeout. Instead of handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson threw toward Ricardo Lockette on a slant route and the ball was intercepted.
Then Bruce Irvin and the Seattle defense took their frustration out on the Patriots by trying to start a brawl.
There will be a lot more written about this tonight from all of us here in Glendale, but for now, let’s get to your thoughts:
1. Any game balls for the effort? Who was the goat?
2. The play on the 1? Why not run it? Your thoughts?
3. What other factors hurt Seattle in the loss?
4. Can you take a step back and grade the overall season for Seattle?
5. What should Seattle do with the players going into their final year: Lynch? Wagner? Wilson?