Super Bowl prediction

Alan Milnes

Commisioner
Staff member
#21
Dave Flesfader said:
If you need to pass, then again play to your strengths. Wilson is not a touch passer, he is a play action/roll out QB. Get him in the play action and roll out. Put the ball to the outside where only a receiver can get it and still give Wilson the option to use his other strength, his wheels. At the worst, Wilson throws it away if no one wide open and stop the clock. Instead they throw into the middle where the defence is congregated. Lol
I'm ok with the decision to pass but yes the actual play call wasn't so smart .....
 

Jacko1971

Administrator
#22
I think this from Football Outsiders (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/quick-reads/2015/super-bowl-xlix-quick-reads) says it all:

Twenty-two of Lynch's 24 runs gained at least 1 yard, but the Seahawks threw a pass on second-and-goal from the 1. Lynch's Success Rate was 58 percent, but the Seahawks threw a pass on second-and-goal from the 1. Lynch's five first downs (one of them a touchdown) included conversions on second-and-1, second-and-3, and third-and-1, but the Seahawks threw a pass on second-and-goal from the 1. Lynch had ten carries on second down, gaining positive yards on all of them and at least 3 yards on 9 of them, but the Seahawks threw a pass on second-and-goal from the 1.
And then the theme continues with their write up of Robert Turbin:

Ordinarily we would not list a running back with only two carries here, but hey, it's the Super Bowl, and we have space. Turbin's first carry went for 19 yards, but the Seahawks threw a pass on second-and-goal from the 1. His second carry was a 2-yard gain on second-and-3, but the Seahawks threw a pass on second-and-goal from the 1. Between Lynch, Wilson, and Turbin, Seattle's rushing offense DVOA in the Super Bowl was 35.4%, and yet the Seahawks THREW A PASS ON SECOND-AND-GOAL FROM THE 1.
Excellent stuff!
 
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