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You call the final play of Super Bowl XLIX

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a ball? no sir i do not see a ball anywhere

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Simple enough. New England arrives at the line of scrimmage, in goal-line defense. Of course they do. It’s second and goal, from the one. Marshawn Lynch just finished gaining five precious yards on the previous play. One yard to go for eternal glory. Because you have three downs to utilize, the entire playbook is open, although you are a little hamstrung by the single timeout left at your disposal.

For clock reasons, you might want to pass here.

For personnel reasons, you might not want to run Marshawn. The Patriots have eight men in the box.

For personal reasons, you might want to run Marshawn. He is the Beast, after all, the heart and soul of the team and one major reason you’ve accomplished so much in the past few seasons. He was bred for this moment, to gain the longest yard in NFL history, breaking a tackle or two along the way if need be. That’s in his skillset.

What’s your call?

Last details to add:

  • “On that play, no, there wasn't really a check out of it. We had a good play...I thought it was going to be a touchdown.” — Russell Wilson
  • “Yeah, I just told (Wilson) 'Make sure, let's throw it here.' We'll run on third and fourth down.” — Pete Carroll
  • And no fair saying, “I call the non-turnover play.” We fans always call the non-turnover play, and yet turnovers have a weird way of deciding to happen. The little bastards.


What do you call on 2nd and goal, from the 1, with 0:26 left in Super Bowl XLIX?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Another handoff to Lynch
    (329 votes)
  • 16%
    A read-zone or read-option play
    (235 votes)
  • 4%
    A QB sneak or designed run
    (64 votes)
  • 3%
    A longer-developing pass play / one with an audible
    (45 votes)
  • 8%
    Same exact pass play, or something in the same family, and hope for better execution from the offensive crew. (Remember: you still don’t know Butler and the Patriots are expecting it)
    (120 votes)
  • 41%
    Roll Wilson out and let him make the decision on the fly
    (596 votes)
  • 2%
    (36 votes)
1425 votes total Vote Now