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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Marshawn Lynch on not getting the ball: ‘It’s a team sport’


Pete Carroll made one of the worst calls in Super Bowl history on Sunday night when he opted to throw the ball at the 1-yard line instead of giving it to his best player, but that player is not holding it against the Seattle Seahawks coach.

After the Seahawks were defeated by the New England Patriots, Marshawn Lynch was asked if he was surprised by the controversial play call that resulted in undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler making one of the best interceptions in Super Bowl history.

“No. Because we play football,” Lynch told ESPN’s Jim Trotter. “It’s a team sport.”

One of Lynch’s teammates, linebacker Bruce Irvin, was not as kind to Carroll.

“I don’t understand how you don’t give it to the best back in the league on not even the one-yard line,” Irvin Irvin told reporters. “We were on the half-yard line, and we throw a slant. I don’t know what the offense had going on, what they saw. I just don’t understand.”

Carroll took the blame after the loss and tried to explain his decision, but that won’t make Seahawks fans feel any better. You have to assume Lynch would have punched it in from inside the 1-yard line.

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