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Fun game thread flashback: Super Bowl 49

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Bleedthrough

2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Still one of the greatest sports moments of my life. Remember being about 20 nascar sodas in, my buddy was ahead of me lol. It took him about 5 seconds after the play to realize what had happened. Amazing night
I will never forget the way I felt and reacted when Butler picked it. I don't know if I will ever experience a swing of emotions like I did in the last 2:02 of that game. I still get cold chills when I think about it.

- Edelman touchdown
- Collins burned by Lynch for a 31 yard pass on the first play of the drive
- Patriots get them to 3rd and 10 and Wilson completes a pass for 11 yards
- The Kearse catch. When that happened I was face down on the floor in front of the TV, yelling every word imaginable
- Lynch runs it and Hightower tackles him with one arm at the 1. At this point I'm still on the floor, and only put my head up to see the play
- I'm wanting them to let Lynch in at this point. Just give Brady 40-50 seconds to try and lead the team to a FG and send it to OT
- I still have my head down right before the snap. I peak up and see Wilson take the snap. As soon as I see Baldwin and Browner, I know that Lockette is about to cut inside with all of that open space. I can see Butler knows this is coming, but in that split second, my brain is telling me he can't make it there in time because Wilson is already in his throwing motion getting ready to release the ball.
- Butler comes streaking in and picks it. I immediately shoot up into a standing position and start yelling "he ****ing picked it, he ****ing picked it."
- I'm in my basement watching the game by myself, while my family are upstairs watching. I take off running towards the stairs, still yelling. I'm stumbling trying to run up them and shoot through the door, sliding across the hardwood floor and slamming into the wall, yelling at them "he ****ing picked it." It took them a moment to register what I was saying because they were still sort of new to watching and it happened so fast
 
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sb1

Pro Bowl Player
This singular play literally changed the entire legacy of Brady and the Patriots because if they score not only does the dynasty fall to 3-3 in the Super Bowl but I don’t know if they could ever bounce back from yet another last minute choke job. It’d be a Buffalo Bills level mental barrier. And then add on the deflate gate stuff after the loss and who knows if Brady’s reputation is salvageable in the eyes of the league. It’s frankly probably the most pivotal play in NFL history because you could argue it’s the difference between 3 and 6+1 Super Bowl victories.

BB’s reputation too. “Won nothing since spygate”. Even guys like Shannon Sharpe and a few other players were on that bandwagon. Glad it shut them all up,
 

patriotsdynasty12189

Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job
I will never forget the way I felt and reacted when Butler picked it. I don't know if I will ever experience a swing of emotions like I did in the last 2:02 of that game. I still get cold chills when I think about it.

- Edelman touchdown
- Collins burned by Lynch for a 31 yard pass on the first play of the drive
- Patriots get them to 3rd and 10 and Wilson completes a pass for 11 yards
- The Kearse catch. When that happened I was face down on the floor in front of the TV, yelling every word imaginable
- Lynch runs it and Hightower tackles him with one arm at the 1. At this point I'm still on the floor, and only put my head up to see the play
- I'm wanting them to let Lynch in at this point. Just give Brady 40-50 seconds to try and lead the team to a FG and send it to OT
- I still have my head down right before the snap. I peak up and see Wilson take the snap. As soon as I see Baldwin and Browner, I know that Lockette is about to cut inside with all of that open space. I can see Butler knows this is coming, but in that split second, my brain is telling me he can't make it there in time because Wilson is already in his throwing motion getting ready to release the ball.
- Butler comes streaking in and picks it. I immediately shoot up into a standing position and start yelling "he ****ing picked it, he ****ing picked it."
- I'm in my basement watching the game by myself, while my family are upstairs watching. I take off running towards the stairs, still yelling. I'm stumbling trying to run up them and shoot through the door, sliding across the hardwood floor and slamming into the wall, yelling at them "he ****ing picked it." It took them a moment to register what I was saying because they were still sort of new to watching and it happened so fast
Ohh yeah the "he ****ing picked it! he ****ing picked it!" was the exact quote I used. I kept pushing my drunk buddy whos twice my size in disbelief
 

PatsFanNM

Practice Squad Player
Just about no one mentions the key role that Brandon Browner played on the interception. Ricardo Lockette and Jermaine Kearse lined up side by side, and the way the play was designed to work involved Kearse going far enough into the end zone to keep Butler from covering Lockette. But that was precisely what the Patriots practiced the week before. Browner's job was to aggressively hit Kearse before he even gets past the line of scrimmage, which he does, and this gives Butler an unimpeded path to Lockette.

I doubt the Patriots expected Butler would be able to actually intercept the ball, probably just hoped he would break up the pass, so Butler gets huge credit for going all the way -- ignoring the possibility he would be called for offensive pass interference (which, in the event, he didn't commit, since he and Lockette arrived at the ball simultaneously) -- and brilliantly making the interception. But he never would have been able to except that Browner did his job so spectacularly.

Great practice ahead, great teamwork!
 

sb1

Pro Bowl Player
Just about no one mentions the key role that Brandon Browner played on the interception. Ricardo Lockette and Jermaine Kearse lined up side by side, and the way the play was designed to work involved Kearse going far enough into the end zone to keep Butler from covering Lockette. But that was precisely what the Patriots practiced the week before. Browner's job was to aggressively hit Kearse before he even gets past the line of scrimmage, which he does, and this gives Butler an unimpeded path to Lockette.

I doubt the Patriots expected Butler would be able to actually intercept the ball, probably just hoped he would break up the pass, so Butler gets huge credit for going all the way -- ignoring the possibility he would be called for offensive pass interference (which, in the event, he didn't commit, since he and Lockette arrived at the ball simultaneously) -- and brilliantly making the interception. But he never would have been able to except that Browner did his job so spectacularly.

Great practice ahead, great teamwork!


U mad bro? Lol
 

bormio

In the Starting Line-Up
Just about no one mentions the key role that Brandon Browner played on the interception. Ricardo Lockette and Jermaine Kearse lined up side by side, and the way the play was designed to work involved Kearse going far enough into the end zone to keep Butler from covering Lockette. But that was precisely what the Patriots practiced the week before. Browner's job was to aggressively hit Kearse before he even gets past the line of scrimmage, which he does, and this gives Butler an unimpeded path to Lockette.

I doubt the Patriots expected Butler would be able to actually intercept the ball, probably just hoped he would break up the pass, so Butler gets huge credit for going all the way -- ignoring the possibility he would be called for offensive pass interference (which, in the event, he didn't commit, since he and Lockette arrived at the ball simultaneously) -- and brilliantly making the interception. But he never would have been able to except that Browner did his job so spectacularly.

Great practice ahead, great teamwork!
Which is why the play design is so good. Yes, it is a pick play - but with Browner as the pick, not Kearse. Hence no OPI, as Kearse only has to go downfield about a yard. The play should have been an easy TD, except the Pats played it and executed it perfectly
 

PATSYLICIOUS

Pro Bowl Player
The 2014 Seahawks weren't just opponents, they were villains. Really they were the best villains of the Patriots Super Bowl era. Lots of people who were ordinarily Pats haters rooted for the Seahawks to lose that game because they were already sick of their trash talking, cheap shots and general BS. It was kind of funny. Of course the Pats went on to win 2 more titles haha.

Really? Everyone i knew who wasn’t a pats fan was rooting for Seattle. And I remember bb was booed heavily during the anthem. We’ve been the main villain since 2003 imo
 

Sicilian

Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Idk why but i felt like cris collinsworth wanted to cry when wilson threw that interception. He was the most disappointed person of all. His reaction was priceless.

It was embarrassing. When he finally figured out who Butler was, gave him credit in passing. After 5 minutes of ranting about a play call that was not that bad at all. Butler’s play was out of this world, especially for who he was. The greatest play in SB history - and it ain’t close.

I know it always feels like announcers are against your team (whichever team you root for), and in some cases may be true, but I have a hard time blaming Collinsworth on this one. In real time, after the swing of emotions and only having 30 seconds or so in between plays to think about what could happen next, my first thought (after elation) was also "Wow, I can't believe they didn't just run it with Lynch!"

Afterwards, having a chance to think about the situation, the stats for Lynch in goal to go situations, and time vs. timeouts left, the pass play made sense, especially on 2nd down. But in the heat of the moment? I don't blame an announcer for questioning the call.
 

NYCPATS4LIFE

In the Starting Line-Up
I know it always feels like announcers are against your team (whichever team you root for), and in some cases may be true, but I have a hard time blaming Collinsworth on this one. In real time, after the swing of emotions and only having 30 seconds or so in between plays to think about what could happen next, my first thought (after elation) was also "Wow, I can't believe they didn't just run it with Lynch!"

Afterwards, having a chance to think about the situation, the stats for Lynch in goal to go situations, and time vs. timeouts left, the pass play made sense, especially on 2nd down. But in the heat of the moment? I don't blame an announcer for questioning the call.

Hindsight is 20/20. Had it worked people would screaming about how a good play call it was. My thing about whole stuff was bill not calling a time out. He was letting precious minutes run off the table. It was a great play but a difficult one to make. Don’t know how butler hung on to the ball. The way i see it was about time the football gods where on our side.
 

chris_in_sunnyvale

In the Starting Line-Up
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I know it always feels like announcers are against your team (whichever team you root for), and in some cases may be true, but I have a hard time blaming Collinsworth on this one. In real time, after the swing of emotions and only having 30 seconds or so in between plays to think about what could happen next, my first thought (after elation) was also "Wow, I can't believe they didn't just run it with Lynch!"

Afterwards, having a chance to think about the situation, the stats for Lynch in goal to go situations, and time vs. timeouts left, the pass play made sense, especially on 2nd down. But in the heat of the moment? I don't blame an announcer for questioning the call.
Yeah, results-driven reaction. 99 out of 100 times the collision with the receiver as the ball arrives causes the ball to bounce harmlessly off Butler. The one time he holds onto it? "Worst call ever!"

SB51's penultimate play: Ball goes off defender's fingertips..."Whoa, that was a little dangerous." Imagine if that was a pick? "Belichick, what were you thinking?!?"

Regards,
Chris
 

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