Huge Decision: Pete Carroll goes for it before halftime

That was a pretty awesome game. There were a lot of great moments, and there will be a zillion recaps of those, so you don't need that here. Instead, I just want to discuss the Seahawks' big decisions before the end of each half.

With six seconds left before halftime, Pete Carroll went for the tying touchdown rather than the chip shot FG to take the points, as they say. It was a brilliant, ballsy call, and of course, it made me think of Denver's last head coach. But almost all NFL coaches would have attempted the field goal right there, so it's not fair to ding John Fox just because we all know he would have kicked.

Now, this is something of a straw man, because I can't suggest the following with certainty, but...I'm pretty sure Fox wouldn't even consider going for it. Not even for a nanosecond. After all, this is a guy who kneels out the clock and leaves the result of a single-elimination playoff game up to a coin flip, rather than in the hands of his all-time great QB. As he has in the past, Fox might say, "Well, I don't know many coaches who would have gone for it there."

I have no idea whether Gary Kubiak would go for it, either. Chances are, he wouldn't. I just hope he'd at least think about it, because he's forward thinking, and not married to convention. And if he goes for it in a similar situation but the team fails, let's hope Broncos fans are able to appreciate the gutsiness and the process, and not skewer him for it.

Also, let's hope he knows that running the ball at the goal line tends to be much wiser than throwing, especially when one has a running back like Marshawn Lynch.

PS. Russell Wilson, did God make you throw that interception?

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