.jacksonvillejaguarsteamonline.com/taven-bryan-jersey , Wash. (AP) Coach Pete Carroll was taking responsibility Wednesday for decisions that contributed to Seattle’s loss against Atlanta that left the Seahawks having to play catch up in the NFC playoff race.
”I hold myself highly accountable and I take it very seriously that I help us and I wish I would have helped us,” Carroll said.
The 34-31 loss on Monday left the Seahawks at 6-4 heading into this week’s game at San Francisco. The Seahawks are one game behind the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West race, but are also now chasing the Falcons and others in the wild card hunt.Article continues below ...
While facing the one-win 49ers might be seen as a break http://www.oaklandraidersteamonline.com/johnny-townsend-jersey , Seattle’s schedule gets significantly tougher after this week with home games against NFC-leading Philadelphia and the Rams sandwiching a difficult road trip to surprising Jacksonville. It’s those upcoming challenges that only magnify the mistakes Seattle made in its loss to Atlanta, which included a failed fake field goal attempt, losing a replay challenge in the fourth quarter and poor timeout management.
”I had a couple of chances there and I wish I would have helped us more effectively than I did http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonline.com/dorian-o_daniel-jersey ,” Carroll said. ”The timeout. The fake (field goal) that didn’t go. I loved the chance but we didn’t execute so that weighs in on me.”
While Carroll’s decision to call a fake field goal in the final seconds of the first half was perhaps the most obvious failed choice, the most damaging moves were Seattle’s use of a timeout early in the second half and a poor replay challenge decision that cost the Seahawks a second timeout in the fourth quarter.