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Seahawks players openly criticize Pete Carroll's final play call

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Seahawks players were reportedly just as mad as fans that Marshawn Lynch didn't get one more chance to potentially win the Super Bowl.

The Seattle Seahawks came within 1 yard of winning Super Bowl 49, but the coaches dialed up a pass play on second-and-1 from the New England Patriots' goal line. Russell Wilson threw an interception with 20 seconds remaining in the game, sealing the Seahawks' loss and the Patriots' fourth Super Bowl title under Bill Belichick.

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Pete Carroll said that he told his players the play call was entirely his idea. It could not have been an easy thing to admit. Seahawks players were reportedly as mad as fans that Seattle did not hand the ball to Marshawn Lynch with the game on the line.

In fact, it appears that Lynch himself was one of the few players who wasn't openly upset.

Lynch had a 4-yard run to put the Seahawks within 1 yard of winning the game. Now, we'll never know what would have happened if Seattle just went to him one more time.

Video: Pete Carroll takes the blame for the final play call.