Wilson: Super Bowl still hurts

Wilson was intercepted in the closing seconds of the New England Patriots’ 28-24 win in Glendale after the Seahawks opted to go with a pass play from the one-yard line instead of hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch.

He posted a video on the Players Tribune website saying the defeat was his responsibility alone – coach Pete Carroll was heavily criticised for his play call – but hopes to reach the Super Bowl again so he can be remembered for something more positive.


“One yard. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been thinking about that one yard for the past 17 days,” Wilson said.

“Everyone wants to know how I feel. Well, it’s complicated. Walking off that field in Arizona and seeing disappointed Seahawks fans in the stands was anguish. How could I not feel like I let them down? I tried to be positive, but I’m not perfect.

“I have been away from the game for almost three weeks, trying to escape football and clear my mind. But the funny thing is, I’ve never felt hungrier to get in the weight room and the film room and keep pushing until we get to Super Bowl 50.

“The most important thing as quarterback, and a leader in general, is accountability. So what happened in Super Bowl 49, I take full responsibility for it.”

Killer instinct

But Wilson says he has to try and start thinking positively about next season and beyond, with the Seahawks looking to reach the sport’s showpiece match for the third successive year.

“The belief that I’m going to get there again and we’re going to do it better than it’s ever been done is never going to change for me,” Wilson added.

“I’m going to be the last guy to ever give up. I’m going to be the last guy to not take a risk.

“Through all the ups and downs and wondering what happened, I’m prepared for the next moment. In my mind, I believe I have a killer instinct and will keep doing everything I can to be successful.

“And there’s a difference between just being successful and being significant. My goal is to be significant. My goal is to make a difference, to do it better than anybody’s ever done it. Call me crazy. Call me insane. I don’t know, but I believe I’ll get there again.”