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Pete Carroll called the league about penalty on Kam Chancellor

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks reacts on the sidelines during the NFC wild card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

For a moment on Sunday afternoon, it appeared that an incredibly costly pass interference penalty had gone against Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, helping the Vikings get into range for a game-winning field goal. As it turned out, the Vikings missed the kick, and the Seahawks won, and people mostly forgot about the penalty.

But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t forget. He called the league office to address the issue, saying he didn’t think Chancellor had interfered with Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph. The league said it stood by the official’s call.

I called the league office to find out what their interpretation of that was,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “It’s so close because the defender has his right to his area, and the receiver is supposed to have to avoid to get by. As Rudolph was avoiding, Kam’s right hand came up, so his hand was outside here. They hit head to head. He made a move and came right into him, and Kam’s hand came up. That’s what they saw, so that’s what they called.

“Had his hand been inside, then that didn’t need to be a call because Kam was in his own space, and the receiver needs to be trying to avoid. They would have just overlooked that. They wouldn’t have called it usually. They wouldn’t have called it offensive interference, they wouldn’t call it defensive. They would just call it incidental. Because his hand was out there, it gave the guy a reason to make the call.”

For all the talk this season about the definition of a catch in the NFL, the definition of pass interference may be even more opaque, with players, coaches, officials, media and the fans all disagreeing regularly about whether a pass interference flag was a good call or a bad one. Carroll and the league office clearly disagreed about the flag thrown on Chancellor.

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131 Responses to “Pete Carroll called the league about penalty on Kam Chancellor”
  1. cafetero1075 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:33 PM

    Bad call almost cost them the game.

  2. armchairqb says: Jan 12, 2016 2:33 PM

    Shut up, Pete.

  3. cascadeplus says: Jan 12, 2016 2:33 PM

    I understand now why Jim Harbaugh (when he was at Stanford) went for 2 against Carroll (when he was at USC) when Stanford was blowing them out.

  4. pervyspankspackfans says: Jan 12, 2016 2:34 PM

    Carroll is as just annoying as his team and fans. It was a penalty. You lucked out and won, quit crying. Really hurts to not have you guys out of the playoffs. As Zimmer said, we outplayed you. BIG TIME. If game other way around, I would been mad as heck watching the Vikings get dominated all game….

  5. h0metownzero says: Jan 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    Viking fans feel entitled to those calls.

  6. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    Trying to make the next crew think twice about flagging Chancellor probably isn’t going to work but what the hey worth a shot

  7. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:38 PM

    They should replace the refs with a magic 8 ball.

  8. guitarfreak21 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:38 PM

    This is absurd. McKinnon was egregiously held earlier and no flag, how about we write an article about that? Even better, how about an article NOT talking about how great the Seahawks are, if a bully has a foot on your neck for 2 hours and in the third hour he randomly falls over off you, do you really pretend you beat the bully? #Idontthinkso

  9. daysend564 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:38 PM

    Don’t grab the WR and they won’t call it “incorrectly”

  10. pats74 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:38 PM

    definitely would have been called offensive PI against Gronk….such BS. Go Pats!

  11. mmack66 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:39 PM

    I wonder if he also called the league after all of those times that the Seahawks benefited from a game changing bad call?

  12. packergator says: Jan 12, 2016 2:39 PM

    What a whiny b!tch of an NFL HC.

  13. patsxsaintsfan says: Jan 12, 2016 2:39 PM

    I thought it was a good call. It doesn’t matter because kam isn’t aloud to just stop running or run into a guy and say I’m aloud to my space. Kam coulee started back steeping o prepare for the deeper throw instead he pushed into Rudolph

  14. bleck5 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:40 PM

    The officiating is at an all time low this year. Just look at the game where it cost NE the game against Denver or where it cost Detroit the game against Seattle.

    Im with Carrol here that call nearly cost the Seahawks their hopes to advance.

  15. ravensfan says: Jan 12, 2016 2:40 PM

    He sure didn’t and doesn’t have problems with Sherman mugging receivers and there not being a PI call.

  16. ninerfan81 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:41 PM

    lame…you can’t impeded the receivers progress Pete after 5 yards…unless you’re both contesting for the football in the air…there you go

  17. c says: Jan 12, 2016 2:41 PM

    Kam’s right hand grabbed the outside shoulder pad of Kyle Rudolph. That’s the reason Seattle was flagged.

  18. beastmode5150 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:41 PM

    Those of you that are anti Seattle. You guys realize by the letter of the law, that’s not a penalty. You know that right? You can’t run through a defensive player, just as they cannot lay hands on you outside of 5 yards. Watch, the league will come back and say it shouldn’t have been a penalty.

  19. Rdog says: Jan 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    Kam Chancellor will be calling the Seahawks asking for more money

  20. ad28bestever says: Jan 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    I swear, outside of Mike McCarthy’s fat cross eyed azz, I don’t think there is a more annoying head coach than the horse chomping prissy b@tch Pete Carrol.

    When you’re defensive player blocks an offensive player from running his route because he runs into him, that’s called PI moron. You have coached in the NFL and College, and you still don’t know that?

    Just count your blessings that you are still in these playoffs. The Vikings shut down your offense, and should be playing Arizona this week. If it weren’t for a fumble by AD, and a chip shot miss by Walsh, the Vikes win. It’s not because your defense stopped us, it’s because the Vikings beat the Vikings, end of story.

  21. seatownballers says: Jan 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    To be fair, tight ends shouldn’t be allowed to run straight into safeties. Hawks still won, and will need more then a bad kick to win Sunday

  22. Hitdog18 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:44 PM

    Did he call the league to verify which PED’s his players are taking? Just wondering

  23. conormacleod says: Jan 12, 2016 2:45 PM

    Wait. Pete called and asked for an explanation. According to the article, he got his explanation, and doesn’t appear to disagree with it.

  24. beastmode5150 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:45 PM

    guitarfreak21 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:38 PM
    This is absurd. McKinnon was egregiously held earlier and no flag, how about we write an article about that? Even better, how about an article NOT talking about how great the Seahawks are, if a bully has a foot on your neck for 2 hours and in the third hour he randomly falls over off you, do you really pretend you beat the bully?
    ————
    Because the third hour bully landed twice the body shots and more head shots, the first two hour bully just laid on top longer, but had only one move.

  25. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:46 PM

    I respect that he called the league instead of making a big scene whining about it after the game.

  26. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:46 PM

    I hate Carroll. But he was right. That should not have been DPI. The Vikings couldn’t move the ball all game – and a bad call almost handed it to them.

    Thankfully, karma took care of the problem.

    Still an empty trophy case Vikings fans!🙂

  27. drunkraider says: Jan 12, 2016 2:48 PM

    I hate judgment calls like PI, anytime the footlocker guys have to ” decide ” if its a penalty or not the game can change real fast because of human judgement.

    To me it looked like the TE ran strait up the field and ran the safety over creating the contact. What are defenders sappose to do? move out of their way with their hands behind their back to make sure they dont get flagged?

    Its getting really bad in the NFL. and i still dont see a difference between the replacement refs and these clowns we have every sunday.

  28. fwippel says: Jan 12, 2016 2:50 PM

    It was the correct call. You are not allowed to hit the receiver more than five yards beyond the line of scrimmage.

    Chancellor not only did that, he impeded Rudolph’s progress after the ball was thrown. The first is illegal contact, the second is pass interference.

    Stuff like this makes me want to see the Panthers dismantle the Seahawks this weekend.

  29. rulesoflogic says: Jan 12, 2016 2:51 PM

    Another example of why the NFL should adopt the college penalty for defensive PI. Although in this case the yardage wasn’t excessive, it’s too much of a judgment call for a team to be penalized 40-45 yards as can happen.

  30. packerssuckcheese says: Jan 12, 2016 2:52 PM

    Pete should be fortunate that they won that game let alone about a call that was pass interference which was!

    Don’t worry Seahawks you will be going home after you get beat by the Caroline’s!

  31. bubblehead2012 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:53 PM

    Even when they win they cry, “fan base” is the same way

  32. Patskrieg says: Jan 12, 2016 2:55 PM

    Totally impartial here on a great game. It was a bad call. Rudolph ran straight into him. It was beyond 5 yards but the DB is supposed to have a right to that space.

  33. isnotreality says: Jan 12, 2016 2:55 PM

    Vikings still lost. And were losing. And were outplayed. And their stupid horn broke before the game…

  34. canadiannflfan says: Jan 12, 2016 2:56 PM

    @pervyspankspackfans

    Hard to see Zimmer’s conclusion that the Vikes outplayed the ‘Hawks on Sunday.

    Total yardage: 226 Seahawks, 183 Vikings. Red zone success: 1/1 Seahawks, 0/2 Vikings.

    Adrian Peterson held to 45 yards on 23 carries (1.96 yds./carry); 3rd-string Seahawk Christine Michael: 70 yards on 21 carries (3.33 yds./carry).

    And the Vikings dominated?

  35. nwsuccess says: Jan 12, 2016 2:57 PM

    pervyspankspackfans says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:34 PM

    Carroll is as just annoying as his team and fans. It was a penalty. You lucked out and won, quit crying. Really hurts to not have you guys out of the playoffs. As Zimmer said, we outplayed you. BIG TIME. If game other way around, I would been mad as heck watching the Vikings get dominated all game….

    Let’s see…

    Seahawks: 13 first downs, Vikings: 14
    Seahawks: 56 total plays, Vikings: 56
    Seahawks: 226 Total Yards, Vikings: 183
    Seahawks: 4 ypp, Viking: 3.3
    Seahawks: 129 yards passing, Vikings: 125
    Seahawks: 97 Yards rushing, Vikings: 58
    Seahawks: 1 turnover, Vikings: 1
    Seahawks: ToP 27:34 Vikings: 32;26

    Really took the Hawks to school there, huh?

    Hawks got lucky, but you surely didn’t “outplay them BIGTIME.”

  36. reprob8 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:57 PM

    No tangible outcome was going to happen from the call. If the league agreed (highly unlikely) an apology letter would be the only thing to come out of it.

    This was just Pete’s way to make it a li’l more likely to have a decision in his team’s favor in Carolina.

  37. oreo51 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:58 PM

    Sadly, the league’s referees failed to call PI when Malcolm Butler blew up Richardo Lockette on the goal line. I guess it just depends on who is on the receiving end of the call whether they let it go or not.

  38. bdc4411 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:01 PM

    Stone cold lock if that had been Gronkowski instead of Rudolph that is an Offensive Pass Interference call.

  39. billmiller1991 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:02 PM

    A fair call that would have been a fair non-call as well. Obvious downfield contact usually gets flagged. Anyone can split hairs afterwards, but in real time they have to make the call as they see it and this was a reasonable flag.

  40. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 12, 2016 3:05 PM

    The viking player just ran through him like it was a running play. Putting your hands up to defend yourself from a block is not illegal.

    It was the longest play the viking offense had all game.

  41. thisonesforpat says: Jan 12, 2016 3:07 PM

    A fantastic Cheech & Chong reference: “Hey, Man. Who cuts your hair”?

  42. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:07 PM

    Dude has been cheating so long and getting away with it he cant handle things that dont go his way smh

  43. sdspec says: Jan 12, 2016 3:08 PM

    laces out

  44. bearflagfan says: Jan 12, 2016 3:08 PM

    This isn’t about the call on Chancellor, per se. Instead it’s a public shot across the bow to officials. By going public with his complaint, reporters and commentators now have a reason to discuss this and pay attention to it in the Carolina game. Carroll is hoping the refs will pause long enough to not throw a flag.

  45. barrisabeast says: Jan 12, 2016 3:09 PM

    Really, the king of cheaters doesn’t like the taste of his own medicine. Wow!

  46. gregbeau says: Jan 12, 2016 3:09 PM

    PI penalty should be spot of the foul or 15 yards, whatever is less.

  47. pervyspankspackfans says: Jan 12, 2016 3:10 PM

    Heck with stats. It’s about the flow of the game. We were all very happy the 1st 3 quarters, yes dominating you. You had no points. We were kicking fg’s. Don’ t lie hawks fans and say you were happy at all until the fluke play by Wilson on a snap that usually spells disaster. You had luck for sure…

  48. jdphx says: Jan 12, 2016 3:11 PM

    The real travesty was the spot AFTER the foul!!!

    The penalty was at midfield (or maybe the 49), but the
    ball was spotted at the Seattle 42!!! How is this missed?
    Watch the replay for yourselves, and see.

  49. dexx57 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:13 PM

    What a crybaby

  50. shlort says: Jan 12, 2016 3:20 PM

    Pete is a nozzle. His guys hold and interfere on every play and he whines when they get called for it once in awhile? Carroll is the whiningest coach since Harbaugh. Classless coach, players and fans. I hope Seattle goes on a 20 year losing streak. Not all their fans deserve it, but most who post here are as ignorant and arrogant as the nozzles they cheer for.

  51. tylawspick6 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:22 PM

    I hate Carroll and his childish, unprofessional and annoying sideline behavior, but he’s correct here.

    Goodell’s corrupt minions on Park Ave TELL THEIR REFS to favor the trailing team to make the game more exciting and to induce the possibility of a comeback.

    That’s why these creepy flags come out of the woodwork like this when everyone and their mother knows this shouldn’t be happening.

    The fact NFL NEVER admits to wrongdoing on PI calls in particular, is in directon reflection to the preferred grey area they like to maneuver in and out of as a whole.

    This is why when Goodell gets caught lying, he can spin out of it, by saying something else.

    It’s an old lawyer tactic. Make it specifically grey and confusing, so the public can never tell (at least some of the public), when you’re actually lying or trying to hide something.

    CORRUPT

    Fire and then arrest Goodell.

  52. chawk12thman says: Jan 12, 2016 3:24 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:45 PM
    Wait. Pete called and asked for an explanation. According to the article, he got his explanation, and doesn’t appear to disagree with it.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Finally; someone who read the article before blasting or supporting a person/team’s position…. Thank you for pointing out that the Coach was merely calling to get clarification on the interruption of the rule……A check with the NFL would quickly find that this is routine for all coaches as they go through the season……..That is his job.

    Regardless on what you feel emotionally about that specific play ( I agree it was close call but still a PI) the fact that the coach got clarification is good. Next time, maybe it won’t be called as the Seahawk player will keep hands inside the pads when the offensive player initiates contact.

    Go Hawks!

  53. dsimo says: Jan 12, 2016 3:26 PM

    I say they are lucky it worked out that way and shouldn’t complain. Blair Walsh would have made the longer field goal that the Vikings would have attempted anyway. He only misses the short and easy ones.

  54. 23rdusernameused says: Jan 12, 2016 3:27 PM

    cry baby wussy boy!
    PS – should’a RUN IT!

  55. thebirdofprey says: Jan 12, 2016 3:30 PM

    First off you are idiots if you are saying Seattle is complaining. The NFL should be clear on this for the sake of the game.

    The defender has a right to his space as well. Pete said on his show on ESPN that he thought Kam stood his ground the TE ran into him. Earl Thomas was not called the week before on the exact same play.

  56. bunglesandbears says: Jan 12, 2016 3:30 PM

    It’s stupid that the longest play of an entire game for a team is a penalty brought to you by the footlocker dudes.

    Make it reviewable like the CFL.
    Change it to a 15 yard penalty like collage.

    Leaving it as is sucks.

  57. islandfocus2 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:31 PM

    GO HAWKS!

  58. fanaticks says: Jan 12, 2016 3:33 PM

    Almost comical that it is the Seahawks crying about a PI call. I guess the whole field belongs to the Seahawk DBs, now I understand why they have benefited from holding, mugging, tugging and tackling opposing WRs for the past 3 years…it is definitely the WR in the wrong. #Ridiculous

  59. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 12, 2016 3:38 PM

    SEAHAWKS are the favorites easily. No one matches up with them.

  60. crewchief15 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:40 PM

    Remember the reason they changed it is because if a CB was beat deep they’d just tackle the guy and only give up 15 yard instead of a TD, people use to complain about that so once again…zip it.

  61. greenmtnboy31 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:41 PM

    The Seagulls defensive pass interference by their DB’s has caught the attention of the officials and they simply aren’t going to continue to get away with the non-call penalties that they have benefitted from for the past several years.

  62. chuckshontaspads says: Jan 12, 2016 3:42 PM

    Shut up Pete. You are the single luckiest team in history. last year the pop up 2 point conversion while the Packers were giving you the game. The ridiculous lucky Kearse catch before the greatest play in NFL history by Butler, and this week a bad snap turns into a monster play and a shanked 27 yard chip shot….Shaddup!

  63. dexx57 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:49 PM

    The 12th man is a sore loser cry baby

  64. seabrawk12 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:49 PM

    “I called the league office to find out what their interpretation of that was”

    ________________________________

    Sounds like a coach doing some research so that he could take steps to avoid having it happen again, not crying.

    Stay salty.

    Go HAWKS

  65. coltluger says: Jan 12, 2016 3:52 PM

    The biggest cheater in the league is also the biggest cry-baby in the league – coincidence?

  66. pinkmist4 says: Jan 12, 2016 3:56 PM

    Home cookin’…..

  67. docsmith54 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:01 PM

    Kam is a hitter like Ronnie Lott and Rodney Harrison, but without the coverage skills. Did BB call the league after the SB for the helmet crunch that staggered Edelman before he ‘became a runner?’

    Eric Berry is a safety; Kam is like Meriweather. I cannot recall Kam actually breaking up a pass by playing the ball. He always plays the receiver.

    Seattle/Carolina has a guaranteed good outcome and a guaranteed bad one. One has to win and one has to lose.

  68. abqpacker says: Jan 12, 2016 4:01 PM

    They’ve been getting away with PI for so long in Seattle that they’ve forgotten what the rules actually are.

  69. trozenfundra says: Jan 12, 2016 4:03 PM

    It was a ticky tacky call at best…could’ve been OPI. Anyone who argues against this need to remove their homer blinders. If the Vikings hadn’t blown the game, this call may have become infamous. As in infamously bad

  70. ebdug says: Jan 12, 2016 4:05 PM

    Pete, don’t go bothering the league office with matters of Football. You’re only going to confuse them.

  71. patriotsfootballleague says: Jan 12, 2016 4:06 PM

    Agreed. Seattle is the luckiest team, that side of the Mississippi, this side too. Pete has nothing to complain about, they shouldn’t even be in the playoffs.

  72. fatsolio says: Jan 12, 2016 4:06 PM

    I’m no hawks fan but it was a BS penalty since the TE ran directly at him and seemed to push Kam first.

    Apparently the NFL wants defenders to just jump out of the way if a pass catcher is coming towards them.

  73. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 12, 2016 4:09 PM

    It doesn’t sound like Carroll clearly disagreed with the call. He called the league office asking for an interpretation, and then he explained what the interpretation was. It doesn’t say anywhere that he disagreed with it.

  74. purplepride11 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:09 PM

    Waaaaaaa cry more Pete! What about the no call on Kam when mckinnon torched him? Did Pete ask the office about that? Or did Zimmer call the office to complain? Nope cause Zimmer ain’t a baby

  75. vegasbearfan says: Jan 12, 2016 4:09 PM

    Peter Carroll is a whiner

  76. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 12, 2016 4:11 PM

    Rudolph gained 24 yards on the play after the PI, which would have put the Vikings in field goal range anyway. Who knows? Maybe Walsh would have hit a tougher field goal. If I were the Seahawks and their fans, I wouldn’t complain about anything that happened at the end of that game.

  77. higheriqthanyou says: Jan 12, 2016 4:12 PM

    Horrible call. Should have been no call or offensive interference.

  78. ebdug says: Jan 12, 2016 4:12 PM


    tylawspick6 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 3:22 PM

    I hate Carroll and his childish, unprofessional and annoying sideline behavior, but he’s correct here.

    Goodell’s corrupt minions on Park Ave TELL THEIR REFS to favor the trailing team to make the game more exciting and to induce the possibility of a comeback.

    That’s why these creepy flags come out of the woodwork like this when everyone and their mother knows this shouldn’t be happening.

    The fact NFL NEVER admits to wrongdoing on PI calls in particular, is in directon reflection to the preferred grey area they like to maneuver in and out of as a whole.

    This is why when Goodell gets caught lying, he can spin out of it, by saying something else.

    It’s an old lawyer tactic. Make it specifically grey and confusing, so the public can never tell (at least some of the public), when you’re actually lying or trying to hide something.

    CORRUPT

    Fire and then arrest Goodell.

    It used to be Vegas that was accused of fixing the games. This call determined the winner, but it didn’t affect the point spread.

    With the league policy now of Blandino having an open line to the game officials, you have to wonder if Goodell does as well.

  79. ikeclanton says: Jan 12, 2016 4:16 PM

    oreo51 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:58 PM
    Sadly, the league’s referees failed to call PI when Malcolm Butler blew up Richardo Lockette on the goal line. I guess it just depends on who is on the receiving end of the call whether they let it go or not.

    ————–

    Sad for you maybe.

    There was no PI call because there was no PI. The play has been reviewed 1000 times and no one thinks that.

    Sometimes you just lose to a great play. No excuses.

  80. davew128 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:19 PM

    oreo51 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:58 PM

    Sadly, the league’s referees failed to call PI when Malcolm Butler blew up Richardo Lockette on the goal line. I guess it just depends on who is on the receiving end of the call whether they let it go or not.
    ***********************
    Butler had inside position. You do realize he was actually at the ball first?

  81. plum54 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:19 PM

    Hey beast mode: read the article Your coach explains why it was the correct call, at least no one is saying what a dynasty Seattle is this posting unlike others!!

  82. rgledz says: Jan 12, 2016 4:24 PM

    Did Pete also ask about the obvious illegal contact that Kam got away with on McKinnon earlier in the game? He grabbed him way past 5 yards and disrupted the timing on what would have been a TD. Even Collinsworth said on the broadcast that Kam got away with one that saved a TD. Pete is so ethical, I bet he did bring that up……right?

  83. kmossg says: Jan 12, 2016 4:25 PM

    Even if that was a bad call, though I disagree, that put the Vikings at the 50 yard line, well out of field goal range on a 14 yd net penalty. The next play Rudolph beat Kam bad and broke his tackle attempt and ran it down near the 20. that was the play that got them in field goal range. Honestly, if they don’t call that penalty and they have to kick from 40, Walsh probably would have nailed it.

  84. conkylives says: Jan 12, 2016 4:31 PM

    I love how Vikings fans keep talking about how they “dominated” the Seahawks after putting up no TD’s, 2 yards per carry, and 183 yards of total offense at home… It was a defensive battle on both sides. Look at the numbers. The bar is seriously LOW for domination in Minnesota.

  85. conormacleodisloosebutthole says: Jan 12, 2016 4:35 PM

    ad28bestever says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:42 PM
    I swear, outside of Mike McCarthy’s fat cross eyed azz, I don’t think there is a more annoying head coach than the horse chomping prissy b@tch Pete Carrol.

    When you’re defensive player blocks an offensive player from running his route because he runs into him, that’s called PI moron. You have coached in the NFL and College, and you still don’t know that?

    Just count your blessings that you are still in these playoffs. The Vikings shut down your offense, and should be playing Arizona this week. If it weren’t for a fumble by AD, and a chip shot miss by Walsh, the Vikes win. It’s not because your defense stopped us, it’s because the Vikings beat the Vikings, end of story.
    __________________
    I agree it was a good call but only because Chancellor grabbed the WR coming out of the break. Chancellor does indeed have a right to occupy his position but he cannot grab the WR with his hands or reroute (the popular parlance among DBs and their position coaches) after five yards.

  86. cross300 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:37 PM

    Pete has gotten a million calls go his way. Occasionally it doesn’t work out. What a weiner. It was clearly a call anyway.

  87. cross300 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:40 PM

    I love how Vikings fans keep talking about how they “dominated” the Seahawks after putting up no TD’s, 2 yards per carry, and 183 yards of total offense at home… It was a defensive battle on both sides. Look at the numbers. The bar is seriously LOW for domination in Minnesota.
    ___________________________________
    They might not have dominated, but they certainly outplayed Seattle.

  88. trozenfundra says: Jan 12, 2016 4:41 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Jan 12, 2016 3:38 PM
    SEAHAWKS are the favorites easily. No one matches up with them.
    ——————————————-
    Except for Arizona, Carolina and Green Bay who all beat them at least once this season.

  89. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 12, 2016 4:42 PM

    As Zimmer said, we outplayed you. BIG TIME.

    —————————–

    Why do people keep insisting this? Look at the stats to the game and then tell me who outplayed who. Not to mention you got your cold home advantage. You sound more bitter than Pete.

  90. richcranium2112 says: Jan 12, 2016 4:51 PM

    Keep explaining Cheaty Pete.

    Why did you leave USC? Better opportunity or getting too hot in the kitchen?

    Your explanation should be:
    If you bludgeon the receiver each play, eventually the refs will become immune and allow illegal contact. It will just have a different perspective than the bludgeoning.

    We understand that, what don’t you understand?

  91. sopadegato says: Jan 12, 2016 4:51 PM

    What do you expect from a league that not only still employs people like Jerome Boger, but rewards them? He was the lowest graded official in the NFL when he was given the Ravens/49ers Super Bowl. He’s decided dozens of games on spurious calls (and non-calls), is blatantly biased against some teams (Houston) and he’s still employed.

    Then there’s Ed Hochuli..

  92. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 12, 2016 4:53 PM

    Then there’s Ed Hochuli..

    —————————————-

    The NFL’s version of Joey Crawford. Thinks people come to the games to talk about him it’s pretty sad.

  93. whatjusthapped says: Jan 12, 2016 4:54 PM

    On PI calls, there are obvious calls and not so obvious calls but this was definitely a PI call because Cam put his hands on him to slow him down. The Seahawks really push the boundaries when they hand check the WR’s so I was happy to see the refs call Sherman earlier in that game.

    Now nobody expected Walsh to miss the FG from 28 yards or this call when be in the headlines and that’s too bad because it was the right call.

    Laces out!

  94. tonebones says: Jan 12, 2016 4:58 PM

    What about the call that went against Xavier Rhodes? I know he didn’t get his head turned around, but that ball was ten yards under thrown. The Seahawks receiver stopped and came back for the ball, instigating contact.

  95. amg7511 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:03 PM

    1. No one outside of MN would even know who Blair Walsh is if not for that asinine call.

    2. If there was no call it wouldn’t even be a discussion

    3. If you continue to subvert the natural progression of a game you’re going to get a prosthetic result; pun intended.

  96. lefty3208 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:19 PM

    NFL Refs. are on the take…………….it is simple………….. why do they not let you challenge a play in the last 2 min? That is when most of the bad calls are made for them to make it so the team they would like to win, can win? For the NFL and Vegas………………………

  97. funshipm174 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    Pete will have all the time he needs to review all the calls he wants after this weekend.

  98. codythao35 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    Eventhough this game was between Vikings against Seahawks, Packers fans wanted an explanation. That’s how pathetic they are. Nosy, complaining to refs and bunch cry babies. Lol

  99. cardinalsfan87 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:26 PM

    He is the most annoying coach in the league. Hands down.

  100. beastmode5150 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:31 PM

    cardinalsfan87 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:26 PM
    He is the most annoying coach in the league. Hands down.
    ———-
    That every single player in the NFL wants to play for.

  101. amg7511 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:37 PM

    none of this matters anymore. The Seahawks are going to lay waste to the Panthers.

    First meeting this year the Seahawks had 3 field goals and two TDs. The biggest difference since week 10:

    Seahawks are getting TDs 65% of the time once inside opposing team’s 35 yard line vs 28% of the time prior to week 10. Scoring TDs 79% of the time inside redzone vs 41% of the time prior to week 10.

    Seahawks are getting to opposing team field on 58% of their drives since week 1.

    Do the math. You replace 2/3rds of your field goals with touchdowns + #1 ranked scoring defense = bad day for Cam and Co..

  102. tattooit says: Jan 12, 2016 5:37 PM

    Shut up, hippie.

  103. 1pavikingfan says: Jan 12, 2016 5:40 PM

    Did Honest Pete ask about the time Kam held McKinney but wasn’t called?

  104. Marsh1976 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:46 PM

    He guys really can’t read well can you. Pete will often make a call like that. He said he wanted clarification on why that was called pass interference, not to say he disagreed with it. His question was because a similar play with Earl Thomas earlier in the game wasn’t called and he wanted to know the difference. Now that he has his answer, he will coach it that way. He has done that often and the reason the Seahawks don’t get a lot of the calls you guys all think they should is because they are very well coached on what information they get back from the league on their questions of what is a penalty and what isn’t. Maybe other coaches should be that smart.

  105. dgt178blog says: Jan 12, 2016 5:48 PM

    pervyspankspackfans says:
    Jan 12, 2016 2:34 PM

    Carroll is as just annoying as his team and fans. It was a penalty. You lucked out and won, quit crying. Really hurts to not have you guys out of the playoffs. As Zimmer said, we outplayed you. BIG TIME. If game other way around, I would been mad as heck watching the Vikings get dominated all game….

    —outplayed??…..the seahawks were leading before the FG attempt…..how did the Vikings outplay them?……wrong…..crybaby LOSER!!

  106. mnjoemama says: Jan 12, 2016 5:48 PM

    You lost that game Pete now go give your players some performance enhancers .

  107. swyrlpr says: Jan 12, 2016 5:50 PM

    I told my friends when the collision happened that Rudolph ran into Chancellor on purpose to draw the flag.

    I thought it was horse crap then and the explanation from the league doesn’t change that opinion. The play was designed with one purpose, to draw a PI flag and quite frankly it’s disgusting that this is the direction the NFL wants it to go. You might as well put the recievers in red jersey’s I was thinking.

    Then they missed the field goal and I thought to myself, “the ball doesn’t lie”.

  108. dgt178blog says: Jan 12, 2016 5:50 PM

    there are no more annoying, crybabies….than loser Viking fans….GO PACKERS!!!!

  109. purpleguy says: Jan 12, 2016 5:50 PM

    Hawks won fair and square — our kicker didn’t make the play when it counted.

    The Vikes didn’t dominate, but at minimum played even with the much more highly praised and supposedly unbeatable Hawks the entire game. I can live with that.

    I can also say that call was not only legit (it was more than Rudolph just running into Chancellor), but that Chancellor was mugging receivers on routes all game — something you didn’t see unless you were at the game and could see the whole field. Caroll won — he should accept the gift choked kick and move on.

  110. nyneal says: Jan 12, 2016 5:54 PM

    Whiny Pete Carroll took over as the #1 whiner in the NFL after Jim Harbaugh left. It’s a crown which fits his big head and ant eater jaw.

    He cries over every call and runs up and down chewing his gum as if he’s a duck in one of those carnival rifle games.

  111. mcbenersons says: Jan 12, 2016 6:31 PM

    Pete called the NFL because he knows that his only chance of winning again is if his secondary can hinder receivers on every play. If the refs keep making the correct calls the Seahawks are the Legion of Doomed!

  112. oreo51 says: Jan 12, 2016 6:41 PM

    “Butler had inside position. You do realize he was actually at the ball first?”
    _______________________________________
    Malcolm Butler played through the back of Richardo Lockette. He hit him in the shoulder. The defender may never impede the path of the receiver to the ball. He has to cut in front to make that play. From where he was lined up cutting in front was not possible. He would have needed to attack the ball from the opposite direction.

  113. czello says: Jan 12, 2016 6:41 PM

    Maybe Pete should remember the intentional grounding not called on Mr Wilson allowing Seattle to win the game.

  114. varangia says: Jan 12, 2016 6:50 PM

    The Hawks got away with a huge interference or holding penalty earlier, and it cost the Vikings a big pass play. The Hawks have to hold and interfere with receivers to win. It’s their bread and butter.

  115. varangia says: Jan 12, 2016 6:52 PM

    Maybe Pete should remember the intentional grounding not called on Mr Wilson allowing Seattle to win the game.
    _______________________________________

    That rule they made, allowing running QBs to toss the ball away whenever they want, has put the Hawks in 2 SBs.

  116. nineball26 says: Jan 12, 2016 6:55 PM

    the LEAGUE is CORRUPT

    not only was it NOT defensive PI it was OFFENSIVE PI, should have been 3rd and 22 on their 18 so they PUNT!!!

    the KARMA train stopped by and dumped a load off on those crooked refs hope they all lost their savings, crooks

    CALL the justice department and sick the FEDS on them..

    they RIGG games left and right, who cares right?

    welp the real prob is you can gamble on them and that’s a huge issue..

  117. seahawkboss says: Jan 12, 2016 7:10 PM

    Agreed. Seattle is the luckiest team, that side of the Mississippi, this side too. Pete has nothing to complain about, they shouldn’t even be in the playoffs.
    ___________________________________Dude, You need to be more honest with yourself. To call the Hawks success over the past 4 years lucky is like anything that comes out of trump’s mouth….. Chickenpoop. Teams such as the Seahawks and the Patriots work hard, draft well, are innovative and well coached. Luck has nothing to do with it.

  118. gohawks7 says: Jan 12, 2016 7:56 PM

    A receiver cannot initiate contact to draw a penalty. Rudolph right into Kam, flailed his arms around, and drew a penalty. Ok, I’m wrong, the receiver can do that and draw a penalty. But they shouldn’t be able to.

  119. nontakenalias says: Jan 12, 2016 10:29 PM

    Lots of comments from Vikings fans about how they “totally dominated” the Hawks. Except for the fact they never scored a touchdown… The reason you lost isn’t because of your kicker, the reason the game was even close was because of your kicker. Would you feel better if he missed the 42 or 47 yarder and made the chip shot at the end? The only reason you didn’t get blown out 10-0 is because of your kicker. You got outplayed as far as YPP, rushing yards, passing yards, total yards. Tell me again how Minnesota’s Defense is “historic” when comparing them to the league leader for the last 4 years… We can what if all day long. What if Haushcka had kicked his 47 yarder and made it 13-9? What if the Seahawks didn’t hold Adrian Peterson to less than 65 yards in his last 2 games against them? What if Peterson never fumbled the ball? What is Walsh made his kick and Russell Wilson took us back down the field for a field goal or TD of our own? It’s not some foregone conclusion. Any one of a hundred different things could have completely changed the course of the game for either team.

  120. rick359 says: Jan 13, 2016 12:54 AM

    Seahawks all the way to the big game, Panthers will be the next to fall!

    Go Hawks!!

  121. mutantman87 says: Jan 13, 2016 1:47 AM

    I thought it was a bit of a spurious penalty. Rudolph ran right at and into Chancellor, who gave him some back. IF the refs wanted to call a penalty at all, it should have been a 5-yard illegal contact rather than full-blown DPI.

  122. lcdfinish says: Jan 13, 2016 4:24 AM

    C’mon man that call was ridiculous and would have led to a punt and end of game for your beloved Vikes not to mention the holding call right before on Sherm (total bailout call) y’all need a quarterback. It’s pathetic that your only offensive production all day came directly from penalties where as ours was despite of them! maybe y’all should grow up and smell the talent that has been kept at bay by parody driven officiating. So go ahead and watch us this weekend and maybe you’ll see what i mean!

  123. dreadnok89 says: Jan 13, 2016 8:20 AM

    Ok so gronks penalty in the broncos game was called against him, but rudolphs that was even worse was called on the defender? Nfl is terrible with penalties

  124. CannedHeat says: Jan 13, 2016 10:18 AM

    Not even sure this ball was in the air yet when the 2 collided….I thought it was illegal contact, actually.

    Rudolph is on his route running a hitch and then a post, Kam comes into his lane and bumps him/disrupts him out of his established lane. This is IC or PF if the ball is in the air.

    I agree they both played a good acting role in the process, but unless Kam is in the lane and “takes the charge” from Rudolph…this is on the D all day, every day.

  125. crossroadspastor says: Jan 13, 2016 12:29 PM

    What about all the times Seattle DBs hold and interfere, and the refs never call it? That defense is dirty. They hold all the time. Sherman is the worst.

  126. zaggsgee says: Jan 13, 2016 1:56 PM

    All these whining Vikings fan sound like the Niner fans. Minnesota did NOT dominate the game against Seattle. A bad throw by RW and a botched punt is the only reason they even got three FG’s. The call against Kam BY rule should not have been PI. Kyle ran INTO Kam. Kam had the space and should not have been flagged yet that did not cost the Vikings the game. Seattle made the plays when they had to. Minnesota did not. Period.

  127. jmethane says: Jan 13, 2016 2:39 PM

    Wow some really angry haters and fans of losers in here today. It’s great! Love it, thanks for all the smiles.

    I feel bad for Minnesota fans, they have to endure that horrible cold where they actually live! The Seahawks just had to endure it for three hours. Charlotte is supposed to be 40 with a chance for rain sunday. I think the Hawks will be a little more comfortable.

    Hey haters, enjoy the game! Having to be a fan of cam for the week…yikes.

  128. squ4k says: Jan 13, 2016 7:46 PM

    That was a bad call period. If there was a call to be made it should’ve been OPI. If that call had determined the outcome of the game it would’ve been a travesty. As it is bad technique determined the outcome! Carroll may’ve been a bit lucky to get out of Fargo with a result (hey, it’s all Fargo to me) but he is definitely a top 3 coach in the NFL – just look at how the Hawks have become a major contender year over year, it ain’t luck, it’s a tried and tested formula deployed against a hugely complex set of variables that works when done right. 🙂

  129. nwbronc says: Jan 14, 2016 11:37 AM

    Seahawks got another lucky break, kinda lie Lions game, Kam seems to be involved again…..wont be so easy in Carolina territory, but then gum chewer will be contacting the league because his team got waxed by the Panthers.

  130. nwbronc says: Jan 14, 2016 11:38 AM

    Seahawks got another lucky break, kinda like Lions game, Kam seems to be involved again…..wont be so easy in Carolina territory, but then gum chewer will be contacting the league because his team got waxed by the Panthers.

  131. singletrack74 says: Jan 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    Hmmm…lots of hate on Pete and questioning the call. One would think he wants to know the rules better so that he can coach the defense on how to prepare for these type of situations.
    Maybe that’s why they’ve been to the SB in the past 2 years.

    keep hatin’

    gohawks

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