Much of blame for the play call that led to Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl-sealing interception was placed on Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
But while Carroll did sign off on the call, the man who actually made it was Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. And you know what? He doesn’t regret it.
In an interview this week with Peter King of The MMQB, Bevell revisited the fateful decision to pass on the goal line against the New England Patriots rather than hand the ball off to All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch.
“That play we called will always be there to drive me,” Bevell told King. “I wouldn’t change it. I think it was the right thing. Coach Carroll has done a great job with it as well. I think to answer your question, in terms of totally moving on, that night is rough, the next morning is rough, getting on the plane is rough, but as soon as I got here and I was able to watch it for myself on the tape and see our copy and look at it that way and do the analyzing of it, once that was over I was able to put it behind me. I’m OK. I really am.”
The coach added that the play was one that is “never going to leave you.” Patriots fans agree.
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