SEATTLE -- A somber Pete Carroll spoke to the media in Phoenix early Monday morning, reiterating that he had faith in the final offensive play call of the 2014 NFL season for the Seattle Seahawks.
On 2nd down from the 1 yard-line, Carroll and company chose to call for a pass play instead of handing the ball to sure-footed Marshawn Lynch. New England Patriots Cornerback Malcolm Butler jumped the ball, and intercepted the pass from Russell Wilson to Ricardo Lockette, putting an end to Super Bowl XLIX and ruining the Seahawks chances at a repeat championship.
"We were confident we would get it done," Carroll said when asked by reporters about the controversial call. "There was not a thought in my mind we would make a mistake on that play."
Carroll also spoke about injuries -- specifically the to team's defensive backfield, played through in Super Bowl XLIX -- Carroll noted that Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas all played hurt. Sherman specifically played with torn ligaments in his elbow, and will likely need Tommy John surgery in the offseason, Carroll confirmed.
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