Pete Carroll - Officials played 'huge part' in Seattle Seahawks' loss to Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll differed with a number of calls that broke his group in its 17-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers and stated the authorities were a “huge part” of Sunday’s video game.

“I’ve got some gripes about this,” Carroll informed 710 ESPN Seattle on his Monday radio program.

The 3 plays that Carroll gone over in information were Russell Wilson’s first-quarter scramble, Aaron Rodgers’ second-quarter fumble and Kevin King’s interception of Wilson in the 3rd quarter.

The Packers led 3-0 when Rodgers fumbled a breeze near midfield. Seattle’s Darrell Taylor emerged from the stack with the football, however authorities had actually currently ruled that Green Bay recuperated. The judgment was maintained after Carroll challenged.

“Darrell is laying on top of the football and the quarterback was reaching underneath him,” Carroll stated. “Darrell had it from the moment that ball’s on the ground. He got his chest on the ball and was laying on it … I don’t know how they looked at it. He’s laying on the ground and the guy’s reaching underneath him and they gave it to the offense and that’s a big play. God, that’s such a big play in the game.”

The rating was still 3-0 when King obstructed Wilson in the end zone on a third-and-10 toss from the 12. Replays revealed King losing the ball when he struck the ground.

“When we throw the ball, Russ throws the interception in the end zone, I don’t know, I see the ball on the ground,” Carroll stated. “The guy’s got to finish the catch and I don’t know why that was looked at in that manner. They called it, they saw it and all that. But that’s points on the board. Russ took a chance right there and it didn’t work out for us. We were right down there to kick a field goal.”

On Seattle’s opening drive, the authorities’s preliminary area offered the Seahawks an initially down on Wilson’s third-down scramble. Play was stopped because of an injury to Green Bay linebacker Rashan Gary. Officials then ruled that Wilson lacked the line to get an initially down, raising fourth-and-1 from Seattle’s 41.

Carroll differed with the quantity of time authorities needed to alter the area.

“There’s a fellow hurt on the play and so time passes,” Carroll stated. “We got a first down and we were in the huddle, we break the huddle, we’re at the line of scrimmage ready to go and they stop the game and reverse that play. The way we understand it is that the booth has like 20 seconds to make those decisions to overturn a call that might have been wrong on the field. But they had minutes and minutes and minutes. I don’t know, did they open up the span of time to look at it? I don’t know. I don’t know how that happened.”

Carroll stated after the video game that authorities informed him the area was not likely to be altered back to an initially down had he challenged. On his radio program, he stated he may have gone all out rather of punting had the running play clock not rushed his choice.

“I’ve never seen that happen before like that,” he stated. “As they’re explaining it to me, they already started the shot clock, so I don’t even know what the distance is on the play until I’m looking around. It’s fourth down. Oh, heck, we’ve got to kick the football and kick them deep. That’s what I’m thinking. I didn’t have a chance to even figure that out in enough time to go ahead and decide to go for it.”

Carroll likewise appeared to disagree with a hold that was gotten in touch with guard Damien Lewis near completion of the very first half that pressed Seattle out of basket variety. Carroll stated Lewis “got run over” on the play without elaborating.

Carroll was talking normally about his interaction with authorities throughout video games when he circled around back to Sunday.

“They were such a big part of the game yesterday,” he stated. “They were a huge part of the game yesterday. So in an effort to try to make sure that we’re really on the same page and we’re working through it and we call the game together in a sense, you work at it during the course of the game. I’ve known some of these guys for a long time and they always show respect and I try to show respect, too. They’ve got a job to do and we’ve got a job to do, and we’ve got to figure it out. We don’t always see eye to eye, that’s for darn sure, and that happened yesterday.”

The Packers led 3-0 till AJ Dillon’s very first goal run with 10 minutes, 42 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Dillon’s 2nd rating at the two-minute mark made it 17-0, the last rating in Seattle’s initially shutout loss given that 2011.

“It’s really disheartening because that opportunity was there and our guys were ready to go,” Carroll stated. “We weren’t able to get it done and they were. So we always will give them credit and it was a nice win for them, of course, but that was a chance for us in a really big moment to take advantage of something.”

Carroll repeated what he and Wilson stated after the video game, that the quarterback’s surgically fixed finger wasn’t a problem in his return. Carroll communicated how he informed Wilson that his monthlong layoff may have been an element.

Wilson went 20-of-40 for 161 backyards and 2 interceptions.

“As you look at the game, he wasn’t as sharp as we wish he would have been,” Carroll stated. “But neither was the other guy. Everybody missed passes and stuff. So there was some conditions and stuff that play into that. I know everybody wants to go ahead and chase this whole thing about Russell wasn’t ready to play. He was ready to go and he did everything he needed to to get that done, and it didn’t come out as clean as we needed to in a lot of areas of our football — not just him.”

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