The headline says it all. How can you NOT hand off to Marshawn Lynch? How?
Without a doubt, that was the worst play call of all time.
The poor execution was just the side story. The main part of that disastrous play was the call itself.
The other disaster was Seattle’s defense forgetting to show up Sunday. Brady and Belichick have poured salt in the wound that Stephen Ross opened.
Now to recap our prediction:
I like the Seattle defense a lot, and I think it’s enough to win the game. But New England has seen it all and will be prepared, so it won’t be easy for the Seahawks like last year was.
Brady and that offense never give up. The Ravens had them buried by 14 points—TWICE– a few weeks ago, and New England just kept plugging away with calm consistency. Seattle has never faced a team like that.
Rob Gronkowski will continue to be overrated as long as defenses try to match him up against a slow linebacker. I don’t think Seattle will do that. Seattle must also watch out for Gronkowski the entire game. The Pats tend to use him as a decoy/spy a lot in the fiurst half just to see what the defense does. In the second half, they exploit him. The Dolphins kept him in check in December in the first half, but then all hell broke loose. Seattle must be wary.
One scary thing to point out about the Seattle defense is when they were faced with their most important task of the year last week, they choked. Badly.
They had a lead on Green Bay with only a minute or so left. They had to keep Green Bay from tying the score. But instead, Aaron Rodgers drove them down the field–quite easily–and the Seahawks had no answers.
They are an outstanding defense when they have a big lead, but when the game is on the line, they start pointing fingers. Rodgers took advantage of them on the final drive to tie the game. If the Super Bowl is close, Brady could take advantage of them and lead a final drive to WIN the game.
Seattle can and should run Lynch down the throats of New England, all day long. There really is no reason to call any other play. He’s that strong.
I like the Seahawks 23-19.
What do you guys think?