What was the most surprising thing you noticed in this weekend’s playoff games?
Broaddus: I was very surprised how poorly Pete Carroll managed his game against Atlanta on Sunday. I have to admit that I don’t sit down and study the Seahawks every week but how can you go on the road with your team down 13 and you don’t try and get sure points out of that drive? Even if you kick the field goal, you give your team a chance to feel positive about the situation but to get stuffed on 4th down and have the Falcons drive the ball down the field to build a 20 to 0 lead at half was a large mistake. I understand wanting to send a message to the Falcons but also not to have Lynch on the field on 3rd and 4th down trying to get a yard was poor use of his personnel as well. But his biggest mistake was the use of a time out to try and ice Bryant before his 49 yard field goal. The kick was long enough that Matt Bryant was going to have to drive it which would have put Red Bryant in play who is one of the best kick blockers in the league. By using a time out, he allowed Bryant to shake his nerves and get the ball home on the game winner after the time out. Really poor job of managing the game on his part.