Like many fans across the country, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith was left scratching his head over the Seattle Seahawks’ decision to throw at the goal line with under a minute left in the game and the Super Bowl on the line on Sunday night.
Down 28-24 with 26 seconds left, the Seahawks were facing a 2nd-and-goal at the Patriots’ one-yard line. Five-time Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch had just run for a four-yard gain. But the Seahawks opted to throw a quick slant to Ricardo Lockette rather than hand it to their best offensive player, and Russell Wilson’s pass was intercepted by rookie Malcolm Butler.
Game over, 2014 season over, Patriots win.
The aforementioned Smith didn’t hold back in voicing his distaste with the call.
Smith tweeted, “That was the worst play call I've seen in the history of football.”
For good measure, he added a “sad face” emoji.
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