The NFL is often called a copycat league but let's be real, everyone copies from everyone at all levels of football.
And apparently Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Pac-12 and Big Ten guys respectively, paid at least a little attention to SEC football during their Super Bowl run last year.
Seattle's first touchdown of the season, in the second quarter of Thursday night's NFL opener against Green Bay, was a thing of beauty. It looked like a read-option play that Russell Wilson was going to keep to the left, but when Packers cornerback Sam Shields committed to come up and tackle Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback flipped the ball out to a wide-open Ricardo Lockette. One missed tackle by Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix later, and Lockette was in the end zone.
That play, if run as well as the Seahawks did on that touchdown, is just about unstoppable.
Auburn already knew that, because it used it to perfection to tie its epic game against Alabama in the fourth quarter last season. This look familiar?
Whoever runs the SEC's football Twitter account noticed.
All's fair in love and football, even if it's boosting a play from the college level. No matter where it came from, it was a perfectly designed and beautifully executed play.
Isn't it great to have the NFL back?
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