Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette was run over by a bus after Super Bowl XLIX.
It was driven by offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who observed that Lockette, a former Fort Valley State star, could have done more to prevent New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Jenkins from intercepting the Russell Wilson pass at the goal line that decided the game.
Bevell said Pats CB Malcolm Butler made a great play on INT but noted a few times that Lockette "could have been stronger through the ball."
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) February 2, 2015
Bevell has been receiving his fair share of the blame for what many are calling the worst coaching decision in the history of sports.
Looking at that play for the 750th time, Patriots defensive back Brandon Browner really helped cause the interception by jamming Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse at the line of scrimmage (who was trying to run a rub/pick route). That allowed Butler to undercut the pass and get the pick. Just great teamwork, instincts and recognition by Browner and Butler right there.
That interception isn’t on Lockette. Maybe Wilson for not calling an audible. Maybe head coach Pete Carroll for not handing the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch. Maybe Bevell for making the call.
Not Lockette, who is on the cover of every newspaper in America this morning, and will be in Super Bowl highlights for eternity.