This was a theory that a lot of players around the league were talking about last night. Michael Irvin on NFL Network said it publicly, so while it is a conspiracy theory, it does to seem to have some merit to it.
When someone inside the locker room is also wondering about it, it does make you go hmmmm….
I’ll spare you the numerous “What the (expletive) was he thinking?” mutterings I overheard from people in Seahawks uniforms and refrain from lending any legitimacy to the conspiracy theory which one anonymous player was willing to broach: That Carroll somehow had a vested interest in making Wilson, rather than Lynch, the hero, and thus insisted on putting the ball in the quarterback’s hands with an entire season on the line. “That’s what it looked like,” the unnamed player said, but I’d be willing to bet that he merely muttered it out of frustration, and that it was a fleeting thought.
Maybe it was just frustration or maybe subconsciously Carroll wanted Wilson to be the hero, whatever the case that play call will haunt the Seahawks for many years to come.