Betrayal of 12s
Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell betrayed the Seahawks owner, coaching staffs, players, the millions of 12s and themselves.
They will be hard pressed to regain the public trust and stature they once had.
— Frank Stewart, Everett
and move on
Watching the brutal ending of the Super Bowl could only bring back memories of my 49ers failings late in the big game. My advice: mourn the play, mourn the loss, but then stop and move on to next year. Go back to being a loyal fan.
We all make mistakes. They just do not happen to be watched by half of America when we make them.
— David N. Swaim, San Anselmo, Calif.
Better ways to
If the Seahawks didn’t have “the right matchup … to run the ball,” why not fake the handoff to Marshawn Lynch and throw to a wide-open receiver or into the seats? That’s a better way to “waste that play” than to throw a ridiculous slant right into the defensive crowd you say you were trying to avoid.
— Jim Scoggins, Yakima
Learn from losses
and just move on
We won a game we should have lost and lost a game we should have won. That’s life. Now we have to put these games in perspective, learn from them, and move along.
— Donn Davis, Seattle
One simple truth
When all the spin, replays and excuses are finished by the coaches, players and media, one simple truth remains. Coach Carroll, you cost the team, fans and city of Seattle a world championship!
— Stew Rutledge, Mukilteo
Why pass was
the correct call
The second-down pass was the correct call to give the Seahawks the best chance of scoring a touchdown. With one timeout and less than a minute remaining, they had to pass on either second or third down in order to get three shots at the end zone.
While the pass had its risks, running the ball on second down with the defense stacked against the run had a significant risk of coming up short or producing its own turnover. Then the Seahawks would have been faced with using their last timeout, and being forced to pass on third down without the surprise factor.
— Mike Leadon, Seattle
to apologize to all
In 50-plus years of watching football I have never seem any celebratory act as despicable and unsportsmanlike as Doug Baldwin’s touchdown “defecation act”. How totally rude to represent the Seahawks and their fans like that.
Message to Baldwin: You owe everyone (teammates, coaches, fans, etc.) an apology. If not – then suggest you take your act someplace else
— Bob Eaton, Mill Creek
requires some luck
We had a chance to reach out and touch greatness. One yard, One play. It was not to be. Not only do you have to be great just to reach the Super Bowl, once let alone two years in a row, it requires greatness and luck. We ran out of luck.
Alas, we will get there next year. I like our chances.
— Keith Brown, Seattle
Keep the faith,
just like Spurs
As a San Antonio Spurs fan who had a bottle of champagne in hand with 30 seconds to go in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, I feel your pain. The Spurs, up 3-2 in the series, were winning by five points with 28 seconds to play and the arena was roped off in anticipation of the championship celebration. The Spurs lost the game and had to swallow defeat in that game and then in the deciding Game 7.
But the team and the city did not give up. We all kept the faith. And we did it. You can, too!
It is hard to rise from the ashes, but the Spurs did and so can the Seahawks. The Spurs struggled with the heartbreaking loss during the offseason. But the bad taste led to an unyielding resolve to get back to the promised land.
The Spurs gained a full measure of redemption by dismantling the Heat in one of the most lopsided Finals in NBA history. And the champagne tasted even better!
— Ricardo Reyna, San Antonio
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