|It's doubtful that Pete Carroll was too upset with Russell Wilson, even if Wilson called the wrong play. (US Presswire)|
Though he missed most of his passes in the final drive of the night, he threw a blistering 22-yard completion to Sidney Rice that set up the game-winner. Then, Wilson connected with Golden Tate (though more likely, the pass was caught by Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings) on the prayer attempt to give Seattle the win.
Thing is, according to Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver, Wilson actually called the wrong play.
As Silver recounts, Wilson's play-call in the huddle on the fourth-and-10 was supposed to send three Seahawks receivers to the left corner of the end zone (where he ultimately threw the ball). But instead, he called a “Waggle” play in which he rolls right and multiple receivers run short, underneath routes.
Writes Silver: “Some Seahawks ran the play Wilson called, while others ran the one he was supposed to have called. Whatever -- after he rolled right, drifted back to his left and planted at the 39-yard line before unleashing his high pass to the end zone, it all worked out in the end.”
"Whatever" is right; but still, what an interesting subplot that probably never will be remembered in the face of the replacement officials disaster.
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