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Family jokingly blame Super Bowl play for death of a relative

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There has been a lot of blame swirling around the streets of Seattle this week ever since the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Blame has landed squarely on the shoulders of Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll who called a controversial pass play that lead to the championship losing interception.

In the days following Super Bowl XLIX, it has been called many different things, from the strangest to the most stupid call in Super Bowl history.

Whilst fans of the New England Patriots are busy celebrating their fourth Super Bowl win, the members of the Legion of Boom are facing a strange feeling.

After the Seahawks experienced a Super Bowl win in 2014, they now have to deal with defeat and the instant blame that follows.


Whilst Carroll has been blamed for the wrong play call and has even been included in Marshawn Lynch related conspiracy theories.

But now it seems that the Seahawks head coach is even being blamed for the death of a loved of a loved one - although it is from a comical sense.

Michael Vedvik, a 53-year-old man from Kent, Washington and a Seahawks fan sadly never got to see Super Bowl XLIX.

He recorded Sunday's game after feeling unwell and went to bed but sadly for all people involved, that would be where he would pass away.

Amidst their grief, the Vedvik family found a sense of humour when composing an obituary for their relative.

"We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely death." - the final line in Mr Vedvik's obituary.

Perhaps a bit harsh to pin a death on the final play call for the Seahawks but hopefully coach Carroll won't take it too seriously.

Dark days coming?

This off-season is sure to be one of the biggest in Seahawks franchise history as they attempt to bounce back from their Super Bowl defeat.

It has already been confirmed that Earl Thomas is facing the possibility of missing the start of next season due to injury whilst star cornerback Richard Sherman is also set to have surgery this off-season.

Away from the injury situation, the Seahawks are also set to lose Malcolm Smith, Byron Maxwell and O'brien Schofield to free agency.

It will be important for the Seahawks to maintain the big members of their defense but they also have to look elsewhere.

It has long been reported that star runningback Marshawn Lynch is on his way out of Seattle and the Seahawks must act quickly to resolve that issue.

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