Warner completed a pair of passes to get the Cardinals to their own 43-yard line, but LaMarr Woodley forced a fumble that sealed Pittsburgh’s win. And now the future Hall of Famer Fitzgerald might retire without a Super Bowl win, while his own moment of glory is overshadowed — a true crime.
Super Bowl XLIX was the game that legally changed Malcolm Butler’s name into Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler.
Before Butler’s interception at the goal line, Kearse caught this 33-yard pass from Russell Wilson with 1:14 left, somehow maintaining concentration and displaying unbelievable hands:
Kraft also said Wickersham’s story was “a total fabrication and fiction. I am telling you, it’s fiction.” He also shot down reports of trading Belichick, too. Despite the numerous reports, Kraft praised the five-time Super Bowl-winning head coach.
“When you’re lucky enough to have someone exceptional, you let them do their job and you get out of the way.”
But keeping Brady and Garoppolo, according to Kraft, would have been difficult. He said New England would have had to place a franchise tag on Garoppolo to keep him for another season.
This year, the show that comes on after either the Eagles or Patriots win is This Is Us, NBC’s sophomore smash hit about a family living and learning with each throughout multiple generations.
Now none of what follows should be construed as me having any sort of vendetta against This Is Us, but this is a terrible idea. The show itself is a perfectly serviceable network drama with various strengths, weaknesses, and great performances. But that this particular episode is the one they’re airing after the Super Bowl seems like poor decision making.
Despite Brady’s claims that his TB12 program can keep him playing into his 40s like he was still young, he hasn’t been as great as he was in his 30s. Naturally, Belichick saw the need to groom a new quarterback — Jimmy Garoppolo — as Brady’s eventual replacement.