As the Seahawks received vast criticism for the play call ending in the game-deciding interception in Super Bowl XLIX, New England’s Bill Belichick defended Seattle’s coaches.
In an interview with Boston radio station WEEI in the week after the Super Bowl, Belichick called the critiquing of the Seahawks’ second-down throw from the New England 1 “totally out of line,” per the station’s website.
The criticism of the play, Belichick said, per WEEI.com, was “by a lot of people who I don’t think are anywhere near qualified to be commenting on it.”
Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Carroll said he appreciated Belichick speaking up.
“He’s just respecting coaching,” Carroll said, calling Belichick’s remarks “gracious.”
Carroll noted that the Patriots’ final touchdown came on a second-down throw from the Seattle 3.
“He knows. He gets it,” Carroll said.