Wilson knew that Lockette was going to be his target, his pass SHOULD have been thrown low & away for ONLY HIS GUY, OR NOBODY get's it.Or in truth it was Bevell who made the call, then ducked away and threw his WR under the bus for it. Carroll took the heat but it was stupid Bevell. I don't 100% blame RW for that play. Yes he threw the ball but the personnel he had to work with on that call was mindboggling. Ricardo Lockette as the primary WR on a slant. Where was Matthews or better yet, they could have had Zach Miller or Luke Willson lined up there. Butler likely doesn't make the play if that happens. He ran through Lockette. A bigger receiver, he wouldn't have gotten through. Just my opinion.
He was at the end of his THIRD YEAR & no longer a Rookie, so, IF he'd have made the adjustment, he'd have been the 'HERO', as it turns out it evolves into a blame game on ANYONE BUT Russell Wilson.
IF he was part of the reason for WINNING the 48 Lombardi in his second year, he's also part of the reason for the LOSING in 49.
It's not a "Heads I win, Tales you lose"
Like you, I believe that it was indeed a Darryll Bevell call, but everyone holds Pete responsible FOR EVERY MISTAKE THAT IS MADE BY HIS PLAYERS & Coaches.
PETE= All the BLAME, None of the CREDIT, Don't believe me? ask 63 & Twisted.