Coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will never live down the play that cost them Super Bowl 49 against the Patriots after the 2014 NFL season. Here is example No. 2,684.
Carroll and former Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch were just minding their own business Tuesday when their names began picking up steam on social media. All it took was a notable mention of a 2-yard line. In this case, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor that "we're on the two" regarding a $2 trillion federal coronavirus relief package.
SCHUMER on the Senate floor: “Right now, we’re on the two [yard line]."
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 24, 2020
Politico's Jake Sherman, who was simply providing commentary of Tuesday's happenings in Washington, D.C., via Twitter, was immediately overrun with Seahawks jokes when he shared Schumer's quote.
Below are some of the best.
Hopefully, Pete Carroll isn’t in negotiations... pic.twitter.com/BXH2dxJqL8
— Gary Cousins (@GaryCuzz) March 24, 2020
So are they going to give it to lynch to run it in are are they calling a pass play
— Paul Kalimuzo (@kali77) March 24, 2020
Hand it off, do not call a pass play America pic.twitter.com/IQvTw0sKFY
— MCS (@connorspunaugle) March 24, 2020
The Seahawks on that early February night in 2015, of course, had the ball on the 1-yard line rather than the 2-yard line (close enough) when Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson's pass to win New England's fifth of six Super Bowls.
(This is where we mention that the Seahawks' play call was not bad. The Patriots' preparation was simply better. Alas ...)
As for the coronavirus stimulus bill Schumer, D-N.Y., says is "on the two," according to Vox, it "is aimed at flooding the economy with capital to revive businesses and households that have been knocked off course by fears about the virus’s rapid spread."
We can all hope our government has more luck than the Seahawks had.