Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will never be able to forget the moment that his Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX.
Carroll has admitted since that fateful play that Seattle's failure has made him cry himself to sleep. It was such a shock, placed at the one-yard line, the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl when the Patriots' Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson.
Who hasn't heard about that play? If you have any ounce of football in you you know that play inside out. But what we haven't heard before is an honest assessment from a New England Patriot on what the end result would have been if Marshawn Lynch had been given the opportunity to punch the ball in from one-yard out. Turns out, New England running back Shane Vereen has the answer.
"I think it's a different game, I think it's a different ending," Vereen told NFL Network.
For a Patriots player to admit that Lynch would have certainly found the endzone is some going. Fair play to Vereen for being honest and you can't really doubt what he's saying. With 22 seconds on the clock left as well, it would have also been very difficult and almost impossible for the Pats to level the game up with a field goal in such a short space of time. Safe to say, Vereen was preparing himself for the impossible on the sideline.
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"When I was on the sideline, and I saw where they had the ball in the situation, we were trying to get some plays together for the offense to try and get at least a field goal to tie the thing up. So my focus was mainly more on that, 'cause I definitely thought they were going to hand it to him and he was gonna punch it in."
What an incredible game it was.