Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Hints Receiver Didn’t Fight Hard Enough For Ball

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Darrell Bevell might have made the worst decision in Super Bowl history, but it didn’t take him long to pass the blame.

The Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator made the head-scratching decision to pass from just outside the goal line with 30 seconds to play in the fourth quarter Sunday night against the New England Patriots. Cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted the pass, as you might have heard, and New England won the game.

The decision was quickly criticized near and far as just about everyone wondered why in the world the Seahawks wouldn’t hand the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch.

Bevell took the blame for the call after the game.

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However, that’s where the accountability ended. Bevell criticized Seattle wide receiver Ricardo Lockette — who saw Butler step in front of him for the interception — for not fighting harder to at least break up the play.

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It’s probably safe to say the blame game is far from over in Seattle.

H/t to SB Nation
Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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