With less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX and with Seattle in the red zone, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws an interception to New England Patriots' safety Malcolm Butler, which seals the game's outcome. Current and former players posted their reaction to the play call and to the pick:
Lions receiver Golden Tate:
If I'm Marshawn I'm livid
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) February 2, 2015
Bills running back C.J. Spiller:
WOW you have the best back n you throw the ball
— Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) February 2, 2015
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart:
Wow why not let @MoneyLynch win the game
— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) February 2, 2015
Redskins running back Alfred Morris:
Wow! Got to feed beast mode!
— Alfred Morris (@Trey_Deuces) February 2, 2015
Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson:
U have a running back named beast mode n u line up in shotgun formation n throw the ball on 1 yr line...the real MVP IS SEATTLE OC
— Sheldon Richardson (@Godforshort) February 2, 2015
Former NFL running back Emmitt Smith:
That was the worst play call I've seen in the history of football.😞
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) February 2, 2015
Niners fullback Bruce Miller:
Marshawn should have said "yall know why I'm here right?"
— Bruce Miller (@BruceMill49er) February 2, 2015
Colts cornerback Vontae Davis:
Great game by both organizations. Still a little lost on the goal line though #SB49
— Vontae Davis (@vontaedavis) February 2, 2015
Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy:
Marshawn Lynch, Marshawn Lynch Marshawn Lynch, Marshawn Lynch!! Why have beast mode if you not gonna use him with 1/2 a yard !?! Baddd call.
— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) February 2, 2015
Former NFL receiver Sidney Rice:
-2nd and goal from the 1 yd line -1 timeout and BEASTMODE IN THE BACKFIELD... I would not have throw that ball to Jerry Rice! #fail
— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) February 2, 2015
Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe:
2nd dwn, Beast Mode running gr8 and you throw a pass on the 3 yd line. That's a terrible play call. #Awful.
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) February 2, 2015
Ravens receiver Torrey Smith:
Gotta give that to Marshawn though...every down...even if you lose you can't be mad
- Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) February 2, 2015
Former NFL receiver Andre Reed:
Marshawn Beastmode!!!! Bad call by the OC!!!!!!!!!!!
- Andre Reed (@Andre_Reed83) February 2, 2015
Colts linebacker Robert Mathis:
I'm anxiously waiting for Seahawk interviews to see who the 1st cannon will be out of Hawks camp! i gotta hear this!!!!!
— ROBERT MATHIS The1st (@RobertMathis98) February 2, 2015
Former safety Brian Dawkins:
Was that like.. Bottom of the 9th. Down by a run.. One man on. 1 out & u send the bunt signal in to the Babe? My bad.. To far huh :)
— Brian Dawkins (@BrianDawkins) February 2, 2015
Former NFL receiver Donte Stallworth:
One of the worst play calls in history of the Super Bowl. Give Marshawn Lynch the ball.
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 2, 2015
Former NFL kicker Ryan Longwell:
Still can't believe why you don't run the ball 3 times from the 1 with the best back in the league!!!
- Ryan Longwell (@4thandLongwell) February 2, 2015
Former NFL receiver Jordan Shipley:
Strange call. There's gotta be 100 million ppl right now posting that they should've given it to ML
— Jordan Shipley (@Jordan_Shipley) February 2, 2015
Colts punter Pat McAfee:
Marshawn Lynch is all like... "What am I here for?" #SuperBowl49
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 2, 2015
Ravens place-kicker Justin Tucker:
Respect to Russell Wilson after a tough play at the end there. Staying calm & collected like that is incredibly hard. Real pro right there.
— Justin Tucker (@jtuck9) February 2, 2015
Former tight end Byron Chamberlain:
- byron chamberlain (@bc_chamberlain) February 2, 2015
Former NFL receiver Torry Holt:
terrible call @Seahawks
- Torry Holt (@BigGame81) February 2, 2015