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Derek Carr: I’ll give it to Marshawn on the 1-yard line, not throw it

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has brought up a painful memory for Seahawks fans.

After signing his new contract on Friday, Carr said that he doesn’t think his status as the NFL’s highest-paid player forces him to try to win games himself. Instead, Carr said, he’ll be happy to hand off to Marshawn Lynch for a game-winning touchdown if the Raiders are in that position.

“My No. 1 goal is to make sure that I give everything I have to this organization,” Carr said. “So there’s no pressure, there’s no, ‘We’ll be on the 1-yard line and I won’t give it to Marshawn, I’ll throw it.’ None of that stuff. I don’t care about the stats. That’s not my No. 1 objective. I don’t care if I throw 10 touchdowns next year. If we win every game, that’s all I care about.”

Carr was referencing the Seahawks’ infamous decision to have Russell Wilson throw a pass, which was intercepted, rather than handing off to Lynch at the 1-yard line at the end of Super Bowl XLIX. Now that Lynch is a Raider, they plan to give him the ball at the goal line.

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94 Responses to “Derek Carr: I’ll give it to Marshawn on the 1-yard line, not throw it”
  1. niners816 says: Jun 24, 2017 7:37 AM

    Seattle is easily the most hated team in the NFL, and their “fans” are the most fair weathered, new and annoying fans in the NFL and it’s not even close.

  2. redclaw1314 says: Jun 24, 2017 7:43 AM

    How do we know that beast-mode would not have been stuffed for a loss on the play or how do we know that beast-mode would not have fumbled on the play? Hindsight is great but there is no guarantee that the outcome would have been different.

  3. aj66shanghai says: Jun 24, 2017 7:46 AM

    Sounds more like a dig at RW3 than at the Seahawks. Carr would do well to notice that Russell has a playoff win in each of his 5 years, plus he had to actually get to the super bowl before he could open up a solid lead, see his defense lose it, make a miracle play to even get to the point where he lost the gane. Carr got his team to the playoffs once and they lost; yes he was injured , Russell Wilson hasn’t ever missed a start however.

  4. patriots123456 says: Jun 24, 2017 7:48 AM

    Pete Carrol is on Craig’s list looking for hit men after reading Carr’s comments.

  5. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 24, 2017 7:49 AM

    Malcolm Butler made a great play, time to give him more credit instead of blaming the play call.
    Let it go already.

  6. churchofthehoody says: Jun 24, 2017 7:50 AM

    Talking is like eyeliner champ, less is more. Try actually getting there before running your mouth…

  7. bpurd says: Jun 24, 2017 7:52 AM

    Too bad Carr will never get that opportunity in a SB. In the 2013 playoffs Lynch fumbled 3 times at the goal line in the playoffs. Once against the Redskins andvtwoce against Atl.

  8. thepackerpoet says: Jun 24, 2017 7:52 AM

    Funniest Super Bowl moment ever!! Sea-balks deserve it!

  9. fanfrommontreal says: Jun 24, 2017 7:53 AM

    Even if he failed three time out of four? Good…

  10. jstew0103 says: Jun 24, 2017 7:53 AM

    I’m not a fan of either team but I’ll defend Russel Wilson here; it’s the biggest moment of your career. You’re about to knock off the most successful team of your generation in the biggest game in your sport. You’re also only in your third season as an NFL starter and your offensive coordinator calls in a quick slant to the right, a play that has worked countless times for your team. I honestly don’t think that Russel Wilson had the thought in his mind of “oh this will be my time to shine! Let ME win the game!” No one could have predicted what happened next.

    – Patriots fan

  11. sayormills49 says: Jun 24, 2017 7:55 AM

    I didn’t realize that along with a new contract he also got promoted to offensive coordinator. Next time try not to tip the defense off to your playcall before the season starts

  12. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jun 24, 2017 7:56 AM

    Troll level: Galactic Overlord

  13. youradarnfoo says: Jun 24, 2017 7:58 AM

    Pete Carroll is a moron! Surprised he’s still employed after that play. its the easiest choice to call run on the one yard line. Like Lynch said ”
    Seattle didn’t want me to be the face of the franchise” The franchise got what they deserved getting intercepted and losing..
    Carroll should have been fired the next day PERIOD! Go Hawks!!
    Russell is a laughing joke!! Go hawks!! Most overrated
    QB in the league. Lynch leaves and Wilsons a shell of himself.
    Run the ball losers

  14. bullcharger says: Jun 24, 2017 8:01 AM

    It will be interesting to see if Lynch still has anything left in the tank.

  15. Eli Pacheco says: Jun 24, 2017 8:05 AM

    “Guys, they’re going to run!” – Everyone in the NFL

    I’m also going to eat mostly leafy greens, give up gambling and memorize the books of Psalms.

    Good luck.

  16. redeemerac says: Jun 24, 2017 8:14 AM

    I have to admit, I like that another QB is taking a little dig at Wilson. He’s done it to others so it’s refreshing to see him get some of his own medicine.

  17. pauldeba says: Jun 24, 2017 8:22 AM

    Lynch was stuffed on the next 4th and 1 chance he had to keep the game going against the Rams.

    Pats had goal line defense and Seahawks had zero chance to score handing it to Lynch. They also stuffed Lynch 4 of 7 short yardage situations throughout the game, mostly without goal line defense.

    The myth of “handing it to Lynch” continues. Seahawks mad a good call, it was bad luck on a great play by butler

  18. terripet says: Jun 24, 2017 8:27 AM

    Last two Super Bowls patriots were hand gifts and the raiders game in the snow was the biggest of all

  19. aj66shanghai says: Jun 24, 2017 8:35 AM

    Gee why weren’t the packers in that Super Bowl? Weren’t they leading by 17 in the NFCCG with like 5 min left?

  20. mikeytoth says: Jun 24, 2017 8:42 AM

    So now the Raiders are already planning what they will do in the Superbowl? Please child.

  21. pastabelly says: Jun 24, 2017 8:43 AM

    Carr will do what his coaches tell him to do. Is he in the business of coaching now?

  22. cmonitsfunny says: Jun 24, 2017 8:48 AM

    I’ll give it to Marshawn on the 1-yard line, not throw it

    Unless your coach calls a pass play

  23. hukdeep says: Jun 24, 2017 8:50 AM

    stay classy Vegas?

  24. lscottman3 says: Jun 24, 2017 8:50 AM

    Raiders led by Carr had 5 comebacks, that’s good until you realize to comeback means you were losing

    Also, Raider fans teams this year will be playing up to beat you

    Look for a 9-7 record at best

    Also salary cap he’ll coming up

    Look at the Colts

    That’s your future

  25. thechickenexpress says: Jun 24, 2017 9:08 AM

    And there’s at least a 60% chance, based on his career stats from the one-yard line, that Lynch will get stuffed for no gain.

  26. flaccounibrow says: Jun 24, 2017 9:08 AM

    Amen! 3 spy gate superbowls, and 2 fixed ones to round. No legit titles.

  27. akemp3000 says: Jun 24, 2017 9:20 AM

    Telling your future opponents what you’re going to do is not real smart for a $25M/year QB

  28. motleytrap says: Jun 24, 2017 9:37 AM

    Raiders have a better oline than Seattle. It’d be the right call.

    I generally agree that with one yard to go and the Super Bowl on the line, you give it to your best player and let him win the game for you. Marshawn Lynch’s indomitable will was the biggest reason why they survived the NFCCG.

    It comes down to whether you trust the blocking up front to get it done.

  29. boknowsvt says: Jun 24, 2017 9:53 AM

    I love people defending the pass call. Everyone with a brain knows Lynch would’ve scored.

  30. dejadoh says: Jun 24, 2017 9:55 AM

    He won’t have to give it to Lynch because he has Richard and Washington in the backfield. Then again he could Tom Brady it or do a Cam Newton leap. No slight to Wilson, he’s just not going to be Peyton and cry.

  31. bencoates57 says: Jun 24, 2017 10:01 AM

    This is the second most cheese comment made by an NFL QB before the press. The first if I can think back that far is the comment Carr made about wanting to leave money for other players hours after becoming the highest paid QB in the game.

    These are not comments that get you good karma. No wonder he got injured when he did.

  32. packmangamble says: Jun 24, 2017 10:07 AM

    That’s if you ever make it to the one yard line.

  33. nepatriot1 says: Jun 24, 2017 10:08 AM

    Give it to him on the one.

    1) He had been stuffed many times in that game for no gain or for loses.
    2) let’s look at how they managed to get to the 1. A fluke play, where Malcom Butler bats the ball away, Keats is flat on his back and the ball falls in his lap.

    The game never should have come to that play from the 1. Justice was served.

  34. boknowsvt says: Jun 24, 2017 10:13 AM

    It truly is amazing what Lynch was able to do behind that pile of garbage that Seattle called an offensive line. He must feel like he won the lottery getting to run behind one of the best lines in the buisness.

  35. araidersfan says: Jun 24, 2017 10:29 AM

    Lynch is rusty, washed-up and 31 and is a in my opinion is a massive downgrade from Latavius Murray. I think that Carr will discover that early in the season. Fortunately the Raiders still have DeAndre Washington & Jalen Richard from last year, but they would’ve been a lot better off drafting a RB in the mid-rounds this year or keeping Murray.

  36. johngaltwho says: Jun 24, 2017 10:35 AM

    Paid like a number 1 QB – check

    Accomplished anything worthy of number 1 QB money – Nope

    Has the class and sportsmanship of a number 1 QB – Not even close

  37. sportoficionado says: Jun 24, 2017 10:39 AM

    Ok so Wilson took a 4 year $87 mil extension, while Carr just signed 5 year $125 mil contract, which I would argue Wilson has done way more to deserve his payday and he actually did leave money on the table –why on earth would Carr open his mouth to expose himself? And then takes a podshot at him again about a playcalling he had no control over–my question is why? Why not highlight things about your own family and or team rather than taking shots at another team that not only is not in the same dI vision but another conference.

  38. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Jun 24, 2017 10:39 AM

    It’s amazing other atheletes still don’t get this

    There is different types of goal one defenses. You will have twice as many d linemen on the field when the ball is at the 1 yard live vs the 5 yard line. Simple football fundamentals. Less yardage to guard against. No safety needed and only one LB needed.

    For the ones saying “should have ran the ball with Lynch”. The entire season Lynch was only successful 1 for 5 times scoring a touchdown from the 1 yard line. Because of the 7 or 8 defensive linemen on a playfrom the 1 yard line. Also, the other reason they didn’t run the ball is because Seattle only had ONE timeout with a little over 30 seconds left in the game. Had Seattle ran the ball on 1st down…they would have had to call their last time out. Which would have all but forced a pass play on 3rd down with no time outs. It would have left the Seahawks more predicable for the Patriots defense after 2nd down. So hence the throw. (Although, the throw should have never been in the middle of the field though). And the brilliant move by Belchick to not give the ball back to Brady and force Pete Carrolls hand by not offering the Seahawks another timeout for their offense. Well coached and well prepared. Brilliant moves all around by BB.

  39. jackedupboonie says: Jun 24, 2017 10:48 AM

    When the defense knows exactly what play you called……..something is wrong. Why did they know the Seahawks would call a slant to their 52 man on the roster? Seahawks hadn’t once ran that play on the goal line all season. So who was it, that watched their pre Bowl practices?

  40. scmems07 says: Jun 24, 2017 10:49 AM

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t complete his first pass in a SB game until 2 min left in the first half like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t complete 50% of his passes for 100 yards and 0 TD’s in a playoff game like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t throw 4 int’s in a playoff game like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t throw 2 int’s including a pick six in the first 8 mins of a playoff game like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t get embarrassed in a playoff game like Wilson did these past two seasons.

    I’m willing to bet Carr won’t need to be bailed out of another poor playoff performance by a missed 27 yard FG like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet Carr is not going to need his defense to bail him out of winning a playoff game like Wilson has his whole career.

    I’m willing to bet the raiders defense believes Carr won’t hold them back….. Unlike Seattle’s defense thinks about Wilson.

  41. oscarxray says: Jun 24, 2017 10:55 AM

    Maybe it’s the haircut but Derek Carr doesn’t look too smart.

  42. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jun 24, 2017 11:08 AM

    Carr is a much better qb than Wilson. How many games did carr only scored single digits? Wilson is a joke. If not for that defense he has he wouldn’t have won so many games much less get to the Super Bowl and win it. Put carr on the seahawks and they probably three peat as superbowl champions. Wilson is the most overrated overhyped qb of all time. Carr wouldn’t go down 0-31 in the first half against the panthers that’s for sure. Now that Wilson’s defense is getting old and so great anymore, Wilson will never make it to the Super Bowl ever again. He’s lucky he plays in the worst division in football or he wouldn’t make the playoffs. As bad as Wilson is, he’s still 100 times better than krapernick. I hate the seahawks but I’ll take Wilson over krapernick any day. Krapernick is a cheap rb pretending to be a qb.

  43. 49ersfury says: Jun 24, 2017 11:11 AM

    It was the right decision. Seahawks coaches didn’t know Belichick was
    Filming their practices and prepared for the Seahawks to run that play in that situation.

    If that play was an incompletion Marshawn would have run it in on the next play.

  44. whatwouldlombardido says: Jun 24, 2017 11:15 AM

    It’s so cute how Raider Nation thinks they’ve been to the Super Bowl recently. Or won a playoff game…

  45. finnymcphin says: Jun 24, 2017 11:16 AM

    boknowsvt says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:53 AM
    I love people defending the pass call. Everyone with a brain knows Lynch would’ve scored.
    —————————————-

    It was second down with 26 seconds on a running clock and one time out left. New England had their goal line unit in and Seattle did not. Anyone with a brain would realize if they run the ball and very likely get stuffed as they had 4 out of 5 times trying it in those circumstances that season then Seattle would have had to burn the timeout to untangle the bodies and would only have had time for one more play. If that throw went incomplete like it should have if Wilson read the defense properly the clock would have stopped preserving the time out and allowing for 2 more plays. The play call wasn’t the problem the execution was. Anyone with a brain takes the whole picture into account, Belichick sure did. For the past 16 years I’ve watched the Patriots dominate the division, conference and league first and foremost by not beating themselves. I’ve come to appreciate just what an amazingly thorough organization that remorseless win machine is even if I do resent that they do all that winning in the Phins division. Anyone with a brain knows hindsight is 20-20 and all the whining and excuse making in the world doesn’t diminish greatness it just shows the football neophytes and trolls for who they are. As an adult I can admire what they do and still ‘hate’ where they do it. It’s no sin losing to the best, true failure lies in having an inability to accept it, learn from it, get up and try again. You are not alone in your weakness, as a team Seattle is still trying to get past it but then it actually happened to them.

  46. cylondetector says: Jun 24, 2017 11:21 AM

    Always thought Carr was an excellent QB – elite potential – by he’s coming across as a total DB this offseason.

  47. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 24, 2017 11:31 AM

    “When the defense knows exactly what play you called……..something is wrong. Why did they know the Seahawks would call a slant to their 52 man on the roster? Seahawks hadn’t once ran that play on the goal line all season. So who was it, that watched their pre Bowl practices?”

    It’s called film study and recognizing the alignment. Butler said they specifically studied film on that play from when the Seahawks were running it earlier in the season.

    But just make up lies and claiming “cheating” since you can’t handle that the Pats just outworked the Seahawks.

  48. qbarrel says: Jun 24, 2017 11:35 AM

    nepatriot1 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:08 AM
    Give it to him on the one.

    1) He had been stuffed many times in that game for no gain or for loses.
    2) let’s look at how they managed to get to the 1. A fluke play, where Malcom Butler bats the ball away, Keats is flat on his back and the ball falls in his lap.

    The game never should have come to that play from the 1. Justice was served.

    —————–

    I couldn’t agree more. NE owned Seattle for most of that game. If not for that freakishly fortunate miracle catch, the game would have been over. It was only right that the Pats would win on an equally freakish play. Call it the universe correcting its own mistake.

  49. santaclarasantaclaus says: Jun 24, 2017 11:38 AM

    Big money, big mouth. Back it up.

  50. corvettehigh says: Jun 24, 2017 11:44 AM

    Um, how about win a playoff game before you start talking superbowl strategy? Better yet, how about you string together 2 winning seasons?

    You finally scored a division title, congrats, dont let it get to your head.

  51. rainponcho87 says: Jun 24, 2017 11:48 AM

    If you read his quote he just talks about winning and what his priorities are in a goal line situation. He doesn’t say anything about being in a Super Bowl, so you can relax Raider-haters.

  52. seahawkboymike says: Jun 24, 2017 11:49 AM

    niners816 says:

    Seattle is easily the most hated team in the NFL, and their “fans” are the most fair weathered, new and annoying fans in the NFL and it’s not even close.
    ———————————————————————-
    Actually I think the jealous, trolling fans of a sad-sack 2-14 team that hasn’t won a big game in 22 years are a lot worse.

  53. seahawkboymike says: Jun 24, 2017 11:51 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:

    Malcolm Butler made a great play, time to give him more credit instead of blaming the play call.
    Let it go already.
    ———————————————————————-
    Actually Seahawk coaches say he was on a run blitz they had run previously and because of Brandon Browner’s uncalled defensive holding the ball hit him in the face.

  54. qbarrel says: Jun 24, 2017 11:51 AM

    boknowsvt says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:53 AM
    I love people defending the pass call. Everyone with a brain knows Lynch would’ve scored.

    ——————–

    Statistically speaking, Lynch is not good from the one. Sorry BM fans, but the numbers don’t lie. He was only 41% from the one yard line for his entire career, and only 20% that season (NFL average is 57%). In fact, he’s lost yardage on 25% of the plays he’s run from the one yard line. Maybe he would have scored, but it is more likely that he would not have.

  55. seahawkboymike says: Jun 24, 2017 11:53 AM

    youradarnfoo says:

    Pete Carroll is a moron! Surprised he’s still employed after that play. its the easiest choice to call run on the one yard line. Like Lynch said ”
    Seattle didn’t want me to be the face of the franchise” The franchise got what they deserved getting intercepted and losing..
    Carroll should have been fired the next day PERIOD! Go Hawks!!
    Russell is a laughing joke!! Go hawks!! Most overrated
    QB in the league. Lynch leaves and Wilsons a shell of himself.
    Run the ball losers
    ——————————————————————
    Pete Carroll doesn’t call the plays. Derrell Bevell does.

    Russell Wilson has Hall of Fame numbers through 5 years, and had his best season in 2015 when Lynch only played 5 games.

    Other than that your analysis is spot on.

  56. BarbequeTime says: Jun 24, 2017 11:57 AM

    jackedupboonie says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:48 AM
    When the defense knows exactly what play you called……..something is wrong. Why did they know the Seahawks would call a slant to their 52 man on the roster? Seahawks hadn’t once ran that play on the goal line all season. So who was it, that watched their pre Bowl practices?

    ———————-
    They actually didnt know. Go bavk and watch the film and you see that NE was stacked to stop the run. Thats why Carrol called the pass play, it actually did catch 10 of the Patriots defenders by surprise as it was meant to. If it had worked great, and if it had not worked it would have given the Patriots something else to worry about than just stacking the line. Carroll would have had two more downs after that against a slightly softer run D.

    As far as Butlers play, Belichick had been reviewing Seatyle’s film for the past few weeks and then coached his players based on observations. One of the things they said was the Thursday before the game Belichick had pulled Butler aside and showed him one of Seattle’s plays and said ‘when you see them lined up like this you run to that spot on the snap. Butler executed exactly what BB had told him (this has more to do with his success on the Patriots than his athletic prowess) and as he reached that spot there was the ball for him.

    Belichick watches crazy amounts of film. Thats all he does during his downtime is watch film. When he is out on his boat he watches film. When he is traveling he watches film, when he is chilling at home after work he watches film. Right now as we banter on the internet BB is somewhere watching film. And he has an incredible eye for catchimg and remembering every little detail. And then he has stocked the team with players that are good at learning those details from him. He values that ability over athleticism to some degree.

  57. bullcharger says: Jun 24, 2017 11:58 AM

    terripet says:
    Jun 24, 2017 8:27 AM
    Last two Super Bowls patriots were hand gifts and the raiders game in the snow was the biggest of all

    ———-

    Were you even alive then or did you see it on the NFL network?

    Sports fans are so accustomed to placing importance on plays late in a game as opposed to early in the game because the pressure is on late. All the plays are worth the same on the scoreboard though.

    Brady threw a pick early in that game too. They happen at different times and the Patriots would have had a big lead and then hung on to win. You aren’t handed any gifts. The score is what it is when the clock reads 000. If you are going to second guess plays like that you have to second guess all of them.

  58. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Jun 24, 2017 11:58 AM

    niners816 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 7:37 AM
    Seattle is easily the most hated team in the NFL, and their “fans” are the most fair weathered, new and annoying fans in the NFL and it’s not even close.
    ———————————————
    Actually I think that the jealous trolling fans of a sad sack 2-14 team that hasn’t won a big game in 22 years are a lot worse

  59. BarbequeTime says: Jun 24, 2017 12:00 PM

    scmems07 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:49 AM
    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t complete his first pass in a SB game until 2 min left in the first half like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t complete 50% of his passes for 100 yards and 0 TD’s in a playoff game like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t throw 4 int’s in a playoff game like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t throw 2 int’s including a pick six in the first 8 mins of a playoff game like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet that Carr won’t get embarrassed in a playoff game like Wilson did these past two seasons.

    I’m willing to bet Carr won’t need to be bailed out of another poor playoff performance by a missed 27 yard FG like Wilson did.

    I’m willing to bet Carr is not going to need his defense to bail him out of winning a playoff game like Wilson has his whole career.

    I’m willing to bet the raiders defense believes Carr won’t hold them back….. Unlike Seattle’s defense thinks about Wilson.

    ————————-
    Those are all safe bets because Carr wont be playing in a Superbowl like Wilson did.

  60. therealraider says: Jun 24, 2017 12:01 PM

    Carr has been oddly criticized for throwing at the goal line on the 2 point conversion attempt in New Orleans. They made the play and won the game. Yet alot of people have recently recanted their support for the play, stating we should have ran the ball. John Madden being one of them. Carr is just pandering to his critics.

  61. bullcharger says: Jun 24, 2017 12:04 PM

    jackedupboonie says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:48 AM
    When the defense knows exactly what play you called……..something is wrong. Why did they know the Seahawks would call a slant to their 52 man on the roster? Seahawks hadn’t once ran that play on the goal line all season. So who was it, that watched their pre Bowl practices?

    ————

    They had run that play. The Patriots practiced for it too. Long before the game. They recognized the package and the Patriots had to rush in a corner. It wasn’t exactly telegraphed. The Seahawks expected Belichick to call a time out and he didn’t and they screwed up the play. If they were more organized the Patriots would have had the wrong personnel on the field.

    Seahawks fans should be thankful they were in that spot. It took a miracle catch to have that chance.

  62. In the Weeds says: Jun 24, 2017 12:07 PM

    So now everyone knows what Carr is going to do on the one yard line.
    But Carr knows that everyone knows.
    And everyone knows that Carr knows that everyone knows.
    So he’ll pass.

  63. eezyxyz says: Jun 24, 2017 12:11 PM

    With 2nd-and-goal and only one timeout, the strategy that Seattle used accomplished two things: enough time to use all 4 downs (obviously blown when they turned the ball over), and guaranteed that there’d be less than 20 seconds left in the game if they scored. Any other strategy would have run the risk of leaving 45-50 seconds on the clock for the Pats to tie the game, or not having enough time to use 4th down if needed.

    The strategy was correct, and I’m pretty sure they were going to run the ball on 3rd and 4th down if needed. The INT was a problem of execution (and a great play by D), not a flaw in strategy.

  64. omeimontis says: Jun 24, 2017 12:56 PM

    Carr forgot that it is his coach, not him, who decides what play to call in that situation. That is a dumb thing to say. Another dumb thing he said recently and had to apologize for it is that Oakland fans who won’t watch the Raiders after the announced move to Vegas are not real fans.

  65. wimpyburgers says: Jun 24, 2017 12:57 PM

    With that one play, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks entered Super Bowl lore

  66. omeimontis says: Jun 24, 2017 1:01 PM

    The reason Pete Carroll called a pass in that situation was because they had run the clock down too much and didn’t want the clock to run out if the rushing attempt failed. The reason they ran the clock down so much is because they did not want to leave any time on the clock for Brady to come back and win it even after they scored. The decision to throw the ball was the result of having too much respect for Tom Brady.

  67. damcmp says: Jun 24, 2017 1:02 PM

    Well dude! that decision might not be yours to make!

  68. thrifty says: Jun 24, 2017 2:16 PM

    Lol. The raiders will never be in that situation in a Super Bowl, so it’s a moot point for Carr to make.

  69. exhelodrvr says: Jun 24, 2017 3:55 PM

    The Seahawks didn’t have time to run three plays if they were all runs. They did have time to run three if at least one of them was a pass; from time management throwing the pass on the first play was the best choice. So while you could debate if that particular play was a good choice, throwing the ball was.

  70. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jun 24, 2017 5:05 PM

    Thrifty
    You must be a young buck to say the Raiders will never make it to the Super Bowl. I don’t like the Raiders but to say they’ll never make is moronic. They were in the Super Bowl 15 years ago. That might be before you were born. It’s seems like yesterday for us real football fans. Time flies.

  71. nepatriot1 says: Jun 24, 2017 5:05 PM

    flaccounibrow says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:08 AM
    Amen! 3 spy gate superbowls, and 2 fixed ones to round. No legit titles.
    ————————
    I see you have some free time to comment on real teams.
    All out of statues to construct of Raven murderers and wife beaters?

  72. fakebookfreddy says: Jun 24, 2017 5:08 PM

    Carr needs to shut his pie hole.

  73. northcomblog says: Jun 24, 2017 5:23 PM

    Carr, any playoff wins? Hey, any playoff games? So, maybe take a seat until you do.

  74. denverscott says: Jun 24, 2017 6:27 PM

    It’s cute that he thinks that it would be his decision.

  75. thrifty says: Jun 24, 2017 6:57 PM

    redandgoldhitman52 says:
    Jun 24, 2017 5:05 PM
    Thrifty
    You must be a young buck to say the Raiders will never make it to the Super Bowl. I don’t like the Raiders but to say they’ll never make is moronic. They were in the Super Bowl 15 years ago. That might be before you were born. It’s seems like yesterday for us real football fans. Time flies.
    ——–
    You really need to learn how to read. I said they would never be in that situation in a Super Bowl. Context matters, clown.

  76. tylawspick6 says: Jun 24, 2017 8:19 PM

    god bless the pats

  77. xxsweepthelegxx says: Jun 24, 2017 8:20 PM

    flaccounibrow says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:08 AM
    Amen! 3 spy gate superbowls, and 2 fixed ones to round. No legit titles.
    ——–
    Spy gate – 2007 (patriot titles, 01, 03, 04)
    Deflategate – 2015 (patriot titles 15, 17)

    Chronilogically there just isn’t anything left to support the patriots cheating argument you thrive off. BB is likely the best coach ever and TB the best QB ever, plain and simple.

  78. thrifty says: Jun 24, 2017 8:40 PM

    More like Satan.

  79. bkostela says: Jun 24, 2017 10:42 PM

    thechickenexpress says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:08 AM
    And there’s at least a 60% chance, based on his career stats from the one-yard line, that Lynch will get stuffed for no gain.
    ______________________

    To use your math, after three tries from the 1-yard line, there was only a 20% chance that Lynch DOESN’T score.

    Facts:
    1) Lynch 41.7% career TD conversion from 1-yd line
    2) Seattle ball 2nd and Goal at New England 1-yd line

    .583 x .583 x .583 = .2

    How do you like them apples?

  80. hitit49 says: Jun 24, 2017 10:59 PM

    No doubt about it, Hawks would have won another SB if Carr was their QB. They had a very good defense but were extremely lucky offensively on many occasions.

  81. unbreakable02215 says: Jun 24, 2017 11:37 PM

    Yeah Derek you see you gotta GET THERE first Son.

  82. JP says: Jun 25, 2017 2:53 AM

    I dont understand why everyone looks at Carr’s stats and thinks he is some QB god. I mean both R.Wilson and Dak Prescott had better stats by far.

  83. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 25, 2017 6:54 AM

    I don’t know if it was more bad matchup or execution but Kearse not pushing Browner back into Butler’s path was the reason the play didn’t work. If Browner doesn’t stand Kearse up at the LOS they score. They called that play because unlike emotional fans, they knew Lynch had a lower probability of success given his short yardage history. Had Butler only broken up the play Seattle would have had 2 more chances. The pick was an exceptional individual effort.

    Carr is likely and understandably pandering to his fan base. It’s something he probably wouldn’t enjoy if the tables were turned. MMQB at it’s finest.

  84. sunyilo12 says: Jun 25, 2017 10:44 AM

    Peter King had a pretty good analysis of the 2nd/3rd and short running plays of SB IL. The fact is the Seahawks gained a total of 0 yards on such plays in that game. It’s so irritating when people make stupid comments assuming defensive plays against the run are independent of down/distance. So Carr just exposes his own ignorance on what goes into making SB winning plays.

  85. sunyilo12 says: Jun 25, 2017 11:04 AM

    bkostela says:
    Jun 24, 2017 10:42 PM
    thechickenexpress says:
    Jun 24, 2017 9:08 AM
    And there’s at least a 60% chance, based on his career stats from the one-yard line, that Lynch will get stuffed for no gain.
    ______________________

    To use your math, after three tries from the 1-yard line, there was only a 20% chance that Lynch DOESN’T score.

    Facts:
    1) Lynch 41.7% career TD conversion from 1-yd line
    2) Seattle ball 2nd and Goal at New England 1-yd line

    .583 x .583 x .583 = .2

    How do you like them apples?
    ——————————————–
    bkostela:

    Your math is wrong. If you have three tries to make it something of 0.593 probability, your end result is
    0.593+(1-0.593)*0.593+(1-(1-0.593)*0.593)*0.593=0.933. The problem is, in that game on 2nd/3rd and short, the chance to make positive gain was more like less than 0.25 (see Peter King’s analysis on MMQB from a couple of months ago)

  86. boca12 says: Jun 25, 2017 11:05 AM

    Carr dude……. Sit down, shut up, play, win, win a playoff, AFC west div, AFCCG and the big Dance…..then do it again. In the other years, win the AFC West 3 more times.

    Then and only then can your smug ass new rich boy ATTITUDE even comprehend a last second (s) play, the call, and even BE in the same league as Brady, Manning, Wilson, and other QB’s that have lead a team to SB’s,….. and won it.

  87. svrnblk says: Jun 25, 2017 4:17 PM

    This was not a dig at Seattle. Just another attempt by PFT to get people riled up. If you listen to the PC, Carr is talking about winning football games and not caring about his stats.

  88. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 26, 2017 7:11 AM

    JP says:
    Jun 25, 2017 2:53 AM
    I dont understand why everyone looks at Carr’s stats and thinks he is some QB god. I mean both R.Wilson and Dak Prescott had better stats by far.

    Not everyone, only Raider fans. He’s a good QB, and if he wins a couple of rings he’ll be considered great. Simple as that.

  89. aarons444 says: Jun 26, 2017 11:42 AM

    Not a great throw… Lockette didn’t sell out on his route… And we all know about Malcolm Butlers role at this point.

    All of that makes this the worst and playcall in NFL history.

    Change any one of the above and it may not be so.

    But it will be interesting if Lynch is more like the 2013/2014 version, or more like the busted up 2015 version… I’ve seen too much to doubt the guy, but there isn’t a position where age and wear is crueler to a player.

  90. mikespillane337 says: Jun 26, 2017 5:07 PM

    He meant to say we lost to osweiler in the playoffs and I might as well get mine while I can because without me this team lost to osweiler in the playoffs.

  91. mixjuan says: Jun 27, 2017 12:56 PM

    Still amazing to me how some fans don’t realize that this is how football goes. And yeah… Carr is definitely trolling here.

    1. Wilson plays the play that is called in by the OC. No choice on his part to hand off or throw. The call was slant and his job is to execute THAT play.

    2. How do people continue to discount the Patriots. They didn’t win their last two championships. Seattle and ATL lost them. Had nothing to do with the play of the Patriots at crucial times. Had nothing to do with a “never say die” attitude by the Pats. It was obviously that Seattle and ATL choked and lost the games. Like the Patriots had nothing to do with WINNING the games. Seattle and ATL just stumbled and the championship somehow fell out of their pockets and the Pats were just standing around and happened to see it and pick it up.

    Remember… Seattle knew who was on the other side of the ball. If they score too soon, they leave it up their defense to stop Brady. That is a tall order for any team in the SB, accomplished only by the Giants and recently highlighted by a young and gassed ATL defense. Why not throw in a highly successful play that takes time off the clock if it doesn’t work? Maybe catch the Pats off guard.

    Problem was Butler and Browner were great students and studied their film. They recognized the oft used play and Butler executed PERFECTLY. He didn’t just break up the pass, he knocked Lockette off the ball and INTERCEPTED the pass. You look at the lane Wilson saw just before the ball was released, even Tom Brady makes that throw. Not on Wilson. Not really even on the Seattle coaching. That was straight up a great read by Browner and perfect execution by Butler.

    If you want to see a great breakdown of it, pull up Youtube and search The Malcolm Butler Interception | Do Your Job: Bill Belichick & the 2014 Patriots | NFL Network

  92. electricboogalo says: Jun 27, 2017 3:01 PM

    “I wouldn’t wear eyeliner.”

    -Russell Wilson

  93. jjackwagon says: Jun 27, 2017 3:41 PM

    corvettehigh says:
    Jun 24, 2017 11:44 AM
    Um, how about win a playoff game before you start talking superbowl strategy? Better yet, how about you string together 2 winning seasons?

    You finally scored a division title, congrats, dont let it get to your head.
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    Actually they didn’t score a Div title. That went to the Chiefs. And speaking of Chiefs, Carr is 1-5 against them. So until they can figure out how to beat the Chiefs, they have no shot at a SB and no business even referring to one.

  94. mellimac says: Jun 28, 2017 9:01 PM

    As Mixjuan pointed out:

    Do Your Job: Bill Belichick & the 2014 Patriots

    It explains in perfect detail what transpired on that play. They read the play before it happened.
    Seattle wanted to have three shots at endzone. Only way to do that is throw on 2nd down, since they only had one timeout.

    Aside: problem with slant play for Wilson is he has to clear the pocket to see over his linemen, whereas Tom can rifle a throw from a two step drop. Since it takes an extra second for Wilson, a slant like that becomes dangerous. Plus, Butler was behind (hiding) Browner.

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