Russell Wilson: Throw at end of Super Bowl was 'good call,' takes blame

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Russell Wilson: No problem with final play call
Monday February 2nd, 2015

Almost everyone is second-guessing Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's decision to throw instead of run from the one-yard line at the end of the Super Bowl XLIX.

Count Carroll's quarterback Russell Wilson as one of the people who agreed with his head coach. Wilson said the call on second-and-goal at the New England 1-yard-line with 26 seconds remaining was a good call and that he didn't disagree with it.

Wilson threw an interception on the play after Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler jumped a slant route for a pass intended for Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, securing the 28-24 New England victory.'s complete coverage of Super Bowl XLIX: News, features, video

Wilson, who went 12-21 for 247 yards with two touchdowns and was sacked three times in the game, took responsibility for the throw that ended Seattle's chances at repeating.

"I put the blame on me — I’m the one who threw it,” Wilson said, according to Pro Football Talk. “It’s something you learn from, it’s something you grow from."

"I’m proud of our guys about the way that we got down the field there in that situation. We had so many great plays, and we’re right there. We’ll just keep learning and keep growing.”

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Here's video of Wilson's reaction:


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