The worst play call in history
Dan Quinn’s complete lack of respect for the game of football is only trumped, and barely, by what transpired two years prior.
With Quinn in the building, his buddy, Pete Carroll, allowed the worst offensive play call in Super Bowl history to take place, against these very same New England Patriots.
Instead of handing it off to the studliest running back in the land — who couldn’t be stopped if the defense threw 18 guys on the field — he allowed Russell Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks a chance to allow disaster to take place. And that’s exactly what happened when Malcolm Butler jumped the route brilliantly and won the Super Bowl for his Pats (video above).
Completely dead in the water, Brady and the Pats were granted life by the opposition.
And, oh yeah, Brady, who was terrible throwing the ball all night, continued throwing awful passes even when the Falcons defense was tired late in the game. He did throw some beauties, but, for the most part, the dink-and-dunk to James White and precise quick throws on wide receivers screens paved the way against a defense that was dead.
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
How Brady had that much time remaining is criminal on the part of the NFC champs.
Whether it was the Falcons or the Hawks, birds of a different feather granted great gifts on the biggest stage to Brady and the Pats.