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Carroll on fake punt call

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2012 – 10:10 am

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked after the game about the fake punt his team ran up the middle with Michael Robinson going 29 yards to the Bills 14-yard line up 47-17. Here was his comment.

“I feel bad about this. That was part of our game plan. It was something I could have called off and I didn’t,” said Carroll. “It was an automatic for us, and I didn’t do it. It happened. We’re trying to make first downs so I let it go. It’s unfortunate that it comes across that we’re doing something wrong there. That’s my fault totally for not stopping it from happening.”

Ryan Fitzpatrick didn’t comment specifically on the play, but had this reaction to the timing of the fake punt.

“You guys can write your opinions on that,” Fitzpatrick said to the media postsgame. “I don’t know that if that’s really my style. It’s just personally not my style.”

When Bills head coach Chan Gailey was asked about it he said, “No comment.”

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Pete Carroll early Seahawks priority

Posted by Chris Brown on January 8, 2010 – 3:01 pm

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, USC head coach Pete Carroll is the name at the top of the Seattle Seahawks list for their vacant head coaching job.

Here is Mortensen’s recent twitter post.

mortreport Pete Carroll is the guy Seahawks are targeting. It is expected to happen, according to sources. Just reported to ESPN 10 minutes ago.
1 minute ago from web

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Frazier turns down Seahawks

Posted by Chris Brown on January 8, 2010 – 2:53 pm

The Seattle Seahawks made an immediate request to the Vikings for permission to speak with their defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier just hours after firing Jim Mora, knowing Minnesota had a playoff bye this week. The answer they got surprised them.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Frazier declined to interview with the Seahawks.

Now the main reason why he declined could be due to the fact that the team has no general manager, so without knowing who is really in charge and what the management structure is for the Seahawks it looks like an unstable situation to become a part of. That’s not appealing particularly for a first time NFL head coach. Mortensen however, did say that Frazier did not want to be a Rooney rule interview, which apparently he thought he was with reports that Pete Carroll is the eary frontrunner for the job.

Of course there’s also speculation out there now that Frazier turning down Seattle means he’s a finalist for the Bills head coaching position where the team’s management structure is in place. Frazier interviewed for the Bills head coaching job on Thursday. Only time will tell.

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