Pete Carroll Admits Seahawks Should Have Kicked Field Goal

GLENDALE, AZ—Speaking with reporters following the Seattle Seahawks’ 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, head coach Pete Carroll admitted that they probably should not have run a pass play and instead kicked a field goal in the final play of the game. “Looking back on that interception, I realize that throwing the football on second down only a half yard from the goal line was probably not the best call. Admittedly, we definitely would have been better off having [Steven] Hauschka kick one through the uprights,” said Carroll in the post-game press conference. According to sources, Carroll noted that, in his mind, it really was a toss-up between throwing the ball and taking the three points, but he unfortunately decided that throwing a short pass in a crowded end-zone was the best option. “Honestly, I can’t think of anything else we could have done in that situation.” At press time, Carroll explained that he at least didn’t go with his first idea of taking a knee and running the clock out.

Rock and a hard place.

Rock and a hard place.

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Comments

  1. Sad…very sad!!

  2. You mean to tell me he never considered punting?

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