And I hope this become the historical narrative.
Bill Belichick ingeniously baited Seattle into that Super Bowl-losing pass
Malcolm Butler wasn't even on the field when the Seahawks first huddled for the play that resulted in the Patriots' game-saving interception in Super Bowl XLIX.
The Patriots originally aligned with their goal-line defense, featuring linebacker Akeem Ayers. Once they noticed three wide receivers in the Seahawks' huddle, two assistant coaches adjusted, sending Butler in to replace Ayers.
gingerbreadmann said:I think it was Jamie Collins.
amarshal2 said:He was on Wilson the TE version per Big Willie
DrewDawg said:The video with Butler running on shows Ayers running off, but I thought the guy on Lynch was wearing a number in the 50s. It wasn't Nink or Hightower, and I can't imagine it was Casillas. Maybe Ayers ran back on?
Here's Ayers coming off:
Smiling Joe Hesketh said:I thought it was Ayers too, as the player covering him had a number in the 50s. I can't imagine it was Casillas. Hightower was in the middle of the field spying on Wilson. Only other possibility would Darius Fleming (58).
DrewDawg said:If Wilson didn't throw that and rolled out to his left towards Lynch, Chandler Jones was going to have to make a really quick decision.
Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
Hightower is in the middle and spying on Wilson.
I still have no idea how Butler got to that ball. I will never understand how that play didn't end up in a touchdown for Seattle.Smiling Joe Hesketh said:Oh, I found this too. Jones on Lynch, clear as day. No idea how on earth I thought the number began with 5.
LogansDad said:I still have no idea how Butler got to that ball. I will never understand how that play didn't end up in a touchdown for Seattle.
And I am totally okay with that.
at about 24:40, presumably before he catches the TD pass, Edelman turns and fist bumps Amendola and says, "Hey, I love you, buddy". Then goes up to the O-Line and says, " I fucking love you guys".mpx42 said:
This is awesome, thanks for posting it.mpx42 said: