No play captured the ability of Pete Carroll's staff to make halftime adjustments than Big Red Bryant's pick-6 on the second play of the Bears first possession of the second half. Caleb Hanie had gained 21 yards scrambling in the first half, nearly out-gaining Marshawn Lynch (27 yards). His lone touchdown came on a play where he escaped the pocket as well. You will see below a stark contrast in how the Seahawks opened up defending Hanie and the Bears versus how they adjusted in the second half.
|Three plays later, the Seahawks are in a similar man coverage. The defensive line has completely lost contain to Hanie's left. Hanie would eventually turn and run for 6 more yards in that direction.|
|This is the alignment prior to the interception. Notice four d-lineman, and K.J. Wright all the way up to the line at the top of the formation. Both corners are rolled up in press (I never get tired of seeing that, btw)|
|Big Red catches one in the bread basket. Still only one second off the clock from the fake hand-off.|
|Bryant is high-stepping and Wright is literally jumping for joy.|
|Bryant goes Primetime as he crosses into the endzone and Wright is still jumping around like a kid who got a Nintendo for Christmas.|