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Carroll says on 710 ESPN Tate has a sprained foot

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:27 am with 25 Comments »
October 18, 2013 10:27 am

Pete Carroll did his normal radio appearance and said wide receiver Golden Tate has a sprained foot.

> Carroll also said the crowd was so pro-Seahawks, he was confused at the end of plays. The cheering made him think one of the Seahawks may have made a mistake, when they actually were just picking up yards.

> Lynch gained 73 YAC among his 91 yards, according to ESPN.

> On the fourth-down play, Carroll simply says, “We need to make those.”

> He said Wilson’s two fumbles were “protection issues” as opposed to on Wilson.

> Carroll also reiterated that he thought Wilson was outstanding last night. “He’s a highlight film waiting to happen.”

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  1. If you want to make 4th and inches, get some beef in the backfield. It was empty – All the beef was in no position to block anyone, nor induce any defenders to worry about wide.
    What a stupid play call. . . .

  2. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    I think they should use Red at FB on 4th on inches from now on. I also think now is a good time to bring back Mike Rob.

  3. aelliott11 says:

    I HATED the 4th down call. Going for it was fine. But you have the leagues #2 back, a bruising physical runner. What message did you send Marshawn? Put some beef in front of him and smash it through. Or don’t. But at least put your power back in position to try.

  4. seahawkNJ says:

    I don’t even mind RW sneaking it, but they should have at least tried to disguise it. That was just an awful awful play call. Did I say awful?

  5. agree w/everyone re the 4th down play. why telegraph so clearly what we were going to do? doesn’t make sense. turned the momentum of the game for a while there.

  6. ChrisHolmes says:


    Love the call, hate the play. 4th and an inch? At least give the defense *something* to think about. Deception Bevell! You gotta try and make ‘em think!

  7. doubledink says:

    Or fake the QB sneak and have RW do a 1-3 step drop and throw a WR screen. Deception.

  8. tazzmann says:

    You want to move someone off the d line on 4th and 1 let cam lead for marshawn

  9. Screensmoke says:

    :-)- I like that

  10. freedom_X says:

    I think it was a terrible play call. Up by 14 on the road? At that position on the field? Why? Especially since it did switch momentum back to the Cardinals.

    People seem to be OK with this, but that’s because Seattle won. If we lost by 3 or even 6-7 points, people would be screaming about the idiocy of this decision. I though Carroll got that stuff out of his system 2 years ago.

  11. grizindabox24 says:

    PC went for it because he had absolutely no fear that Arizona could win the game. I also do not believe that call had anything to do with how close the game was at half, it was the 2 fumbles that did. The failed 4th and 1 did not swing the momentum, it was the fumbles.

  12. So what is everyone going to do when Bevell is a head coaching candidate next time around

  13. doubledink says:

    some here will rejoice…

  14. wazzulander says:

    Going for it was absolutely the right call. Advanced metrics show it to be a pretty obvious decision given the field position. Smart coaches like Bellichick and Sean Payton do it without thinking twice.

  15. I like going for it on 4th down. Championship teams make those calls and execute on them as well. By the end of the year, the Seahawks will execute those.

  16. so is Tate out for awhile? seems like he kept playing after he was hurt, so maybe it’s less serious?

  17. SandpointHawk says:

    xcman: Norm Chow ?

  18. raymaines says:

    I loved the strategy, hated the call. But the second and third down calls were suspect as well and there never should have been a forth down. I’ll be one of those who rejoice. I’ll do back flips if AZ hires him to replace Bruce Arians, a win/win situation.

  19. edstang45 says:

    We hate that call because it failed so badly, not even a crease anywhere, would Okung have held that side of line enabling the others to make a seam?? I believe the guy who pounded RW was over the Tacle gaurd??? any case Lynch may have been able to make the difference but we got beat badly..there was no room and they probably would hAVE STUFFED lYNCH TOO…LIKE WE ALL SAID THE PLAY/CALL SUCKED

  20. edstang45 says:

    Sorry for cap locks and I can’t type sober

  21. MoSeahawk12 says:

    That terrible play call turned the game around for the Cards. They scored points on their next three possessions after the failed fourth and one inch. I agree with what many of already said and I was screaming like crazy as I see Wilson standing there empty backfield. I thought they must be trying to draw the Cards offside, otherwise Lynch would be in there to at least give the D something to think about. Stupid call and terrible execution. Matter of fact, that play should be executed from the playbook.

  22. Guys, y’all are missing the point. The problem was we couldn’t get half a yard on secon down…or third down. Why? Because we have the worst offensive line in the NFL.

    Yes, after 3 runs it was stupid to line up empty backfield and qb sneak because everyone in the stadium knew what was coming; but it all boils down to an online that couldn’t get Lynch half a yard on two consecutive plays.

    The line keeps improving, but they still suck, especially on that sequence. 4th and inches isn’t about tricky play calls, it’s about who is the toUghest; our line ain’t the toughest.

  23. And anyone who doesn’t want to face facts is a blind Homer on Seahawks Blue Crack…

  24. JoeinKirkland says:

    STTBM, on the second down play Lynch gets the first down. He was right on the yellow line before he got pushed back. The ref did a horrible job of spotting the ball, a full yard back of where it should have been placed. It was just a really bad spot. If it had been a 3rd down run Pete might have challenged it. Anyway, if they had spotted that correctly, even if he was a few inches short, his 3rd down run would have easily made the 1st down.

    I can’t be the only person that noticed this. I was yelling at my TV.

  25. seahawkfan97 says:

    STTBM is right, Joe is right and the play call w/o deception is bad is right, but if we can line up and show em what we are doing and get it, game over, they are beaten. Pc not worried about ARI moving the ball if we fail is right! The O line is bad but improving. Did you see how Okung hurt his toe? 600 pounds pushing each other pivoting on his foot! We need better back up O line but how are we gonna pay everyone and keep this thing going!

    Todd, if you are going to make changes to the blog please consider this…edit so we don’t need a new comment to correct auto correct etc., a search function. I spent the last 30 minutes searching for the (thread)vid I posted last nite to see if anyone found the post game show yet! Saw it on another thread, good find! I searched my log in name and found nothing as I was hoping to find past posts. I could have been reading the football content instead of rereading oh and I like the links!
    Back to reading…

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