You Run The Fucking Ball

I don’t even want to write this.  I don’t want to write ANYTHING.  The last thing I want to do is think about football or sports in general for a long time.  But, it’s like that play keeps getting run over and over in my mind, and if I don’t say something about it, I’m going to continue dreaming about it until I’ve gone insane.

Don’t talk to me about anything else that happened in that game.  I don’t want to hear about how we couldn’t hold New England to any field goals, or how our offense fucked away most of the fourth quarter, or how we – for some reason – didn’t go to Chris Matthews more when he was OBVIOUSLY the only thing that was working in our passing game.  I don’t want to be reminded of any of the other so-called “missed opportunities”.  Sometimes, you can go back and cherry-pick anywhere from 6-10 moments during a game where things would have ended up differently, if you only got a break.

This isn’t one of those games.  This is a game that rests entirely on the Seahawks’ last offensive play of the game.  2nd & goal from the 1 yard line, where we had just run however many yards on the legs of Marshawn Lynch to GET to the 1 yard line on first down.  There was about 52 seconds or so left in the game and we had done everything I wanted us to do:  run the ball and not score so we can waste some more time before punching it in.  You know, so the Patriots wouldn’t be able to turn it right back around and tie it up with a field goal.

Everything was going PERFECTLY.  We ran off about 30 seconds to dump the clock down into the 20’s, all we had to do was run Marshawn to the left and let him do his thing.

I don’t give a FUCK that they were in their jumbo defense!  They were tired and worn down and on the edge of breaking!  PLUS, we’d just run the ball six or seven yards down to the 1 yard line the play before!

There’s no fucking excuse that will work on me.  You run the fucking ball, you win the fucking game.  You don’t get cute, you don’t try to throw to save your time out – IF YOU’RE SO WORRIED ABOUT THE CLOCK, WHY NOT HURRY UP AND RUN THE BALL WITH 30-40 SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME???

I feel absolutely cheated.  We were there, that game was ours.  Their offense out-played our defense, but they’re the Patriots.  They’re going to get theirs.  Our offense out-played their defense and it was enough to win the game.  But, the worst part is, I don’t get to feel cheated because the Patriots got away with something, or because the refs fucked us over.  I was cheated by our incompetent coaching staff.  THEY fucked up, and now we all get to sit in this pile of shit for the rest of the year.

We may never get to the Super Bowl again.  I want that to REALLY sink in.  Nothing is guaranteed in this life.  We thought Holmgren had another few cracks at it after we lost to the Steelers, look at how that turned out.

Some teams just fall apart and never recover.  Go talk to Lions fans if you don’t believe me.  Go check out what it’s like to be a Bills fan and get back to me.

And don’t you fucking DARE try and compare the play at the end of the game with the play at the end of the first half.  That was a smart choice to quick-throw before the clock got down to zero.  This was a needless risk to try and save a fucking time out so we could run the ball on 3rd & 4th down.  Forgetting that an incomplete pass is as good as a time out, because it lets the defense regroup.

Richard Sherman, in an interview before the game, said you have to step on our throats to beat us.  The Green Bay Packers never provided that finishing blow and that’s why they ended up losing.  Well, the Seahawks had a chance, but to step on New England’s neck, we had to run the ball from the 1-yard line to win it.  We didn’t do it, and we lost.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  Yeah, I saw the screencap.  It shows Ricardo Lockette wide open with a slant lane into the endzone.  I don’t give a shit, because A – the screencap doesn’t show the throwing lane, and B – it was a gutless, chickenshit play call that will live on in Super Bowl history for the rest of our lives.

Congratulations, Seahawks!  You fucked up in the most spectacular way possible!  I can’t wait to never make the Super Bowl again because this is all going to implode in our fucking faces!

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