Pete Carroll blames officiating mistake for Packers’ biggest play

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is not done complaining about the officiating following Sunday night’s loss in Green Bay.

Carroll, who said after the game that the officials wrongly awarded the ball to the Packers after a fumble that the Seahawks recovered, also says that a crucial pass interference penalty against the Seahawks never should have happened. According to Carroll, the officials should have blown the play dead as soon as Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett jumped offside, and not kept the play going to give Aaron Rodgers a free play, which he used to draw a 52-yard pass interference penalty on Richard Sherman.

“Remember when they got us to jump offsides and then they get the 53-yard pass interference penalty?” Carroll said on ESPN 710 Seattle. “That’s a total mistake on the officials’ part. We jump offsides, their offensive line, the right guard and tackle stand up, the play’s dead. That play never happened. It never should have happened. It would have been a 5-yard penalty. It would have been second-and-12 backed up with 30 seconds left. That was a huge deal to us. It never should have gotten to that point. . . . That was the biggest play of the game for them, really.”

Carroll also says the officials shouldn’t have ejected Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright for a skirmish that Carroll claims was more the fault of Packers tight end Richard Rodgers.

“K.J. didn’t swing back or nothing, so I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know what to tell you on that one. I can see if they could have called it both ways, but for him to get thrown out when the other guy threw the punch, I don’t know.”

It was a rough Sunday night for the Seahawks, and Carroll doesn’t sound like he’s over it yet.

194 responses to “Pete Carroll blames officiating mistake for Packers’ biggest play

  1. I don’t proclaim to know more than Pete Carroll but in just about every football game I’ve watched false starts by the offense whistle the play dead, Defense jumping offsides usually just draws the flag unless the QB is about to get leveled.

  2. Tough loss with some odd instances but no use playing the blame game. Fire bevell, script some plays for jimmy, and run a lot more play action. We have a weak line, a mobile qb, and a great te. This is the recipe for bootlegs and out routes, not zone reads and bubble screens.

  3. A coach criticizing the officials’ decisions????

    That’s against the NFL’s rules. Let’s see the five million dollar investigation by “neutral” party Wells, and have Carroll’s name dragged through the mud for almost a year, and 31 owners demanding he be suspended…for something he ACTUALLY did.

  4. Other than a short time during the third quarter when Wilson pulled off some nifty runs, the Packers flat-out beat you in all 3 phases of the game.

    Or did the officials cause Lynch to average 2.7 YPC on his way to that stellar 41 yards of rushing?

    Or did the officials have a feather tickling Bennet’s rearend, making him jump offsides repeatedly?

    Or did one of those big meanie officials pick Sherman and his mouth up physically and throw him into the Packer receiver well before the ball arrived?

    Or?

    Or?

    Or?

  5. Dean Blandino will come up with an excuse for that play, its his specialty. I didn’t win when the Rams had the play called correct but that free play was huge. When the offensive lineman moved 2 defenders stopped rushing because the rules state its a 5 yard penalty. Yet refs allow it and its a 60 yard PI.

    Guess Green Bay fans can stop whining about a game in 2012 now??

  6. Sure looked like Sherman was getting beat over the middle. Sure looked like Lynch was getting bottled up. And if I’m not mistaken there are any number of offsides plays that continue running once the ball is snapped and end up being a big gainer for the offense. But when your teams gets that advantage Petey, we’ll never hear it will we? Sad when you have to blame officials for the fact you lost. Get over it and move on.

  7. The Seahawks lost because of poor offensive play. They blame this call and the fumble….. Come on everyone know Packers Elliot recovered his fumble then the Seahawks pulled it out of his arms. As for the bad officiating call that’s just to be expected lately. Cowboys vs Giants game was determined by poor officiating (not solely due to their poor time management), Lions vs Cowboys last year and many other games. Officials make a ton of poor calls or either pick up flags or throw them when a player cries. I know the game is fast and it’s hard to see everything but they get paid a lot of money to not make mistakes. No game should ever be determined due to poor officiating. It just happens way to much and ruins a lot of good games.

  8. This is kind of funny since I haven’t gotten over the blown interception call due to a replacement ref that gave the Seahawks an unearned win. The call was so bad the NFL fired all the replacement scabs the same week. Can’t get much worse than that.

  9. He doesn’t mention the officials costing the Packers 17 secs before half time. Cobb was tackled at the one with 30 secs left in the half. They reviewed it and gave the Packers the ball at the one with 13 secs left. No complaints there I imagine?

  10. I get the argument for the fumble…i get the argument for the pass interference

    But then to complain about them kicking out KJ for pushing insanely hard, stretching someones neck out dangerously…now you’re just complaining for the sake of complaining. The refs usually get fights wrong and penalize the one who retaliated, but they got that one 100% right

  11. Whiniest coach of all time.

    To quote Pete Carroll on the fail mary play:

    ‘they called it the way they saw it’

    How about GB walking right down the field to score a TD in the 4th quarter and they didn’t have a RB in the entire series? Or wilson throwing a pick on a screen pass or the hand full of offside penalties. Or Lynch not doing anything on the ground or having one of the best TE and not figuring out to throw the ball to him.

    Nope, it was the officials fault.

  12. Wright didn’t “swing or nothing” (nice grammar, Petey), however, he did use Rodgers’ facemask to wrench his neck completely sideways and slam his head into the ground. That’s more dangerous than punch to a helmeted player.

  13. Geez, I used to think Jim Harbaugh was the biggest crybaby on the sidelines, jumping up and down on every call against his team, bitching to the ref’s like a little teen age girl and acting like a baby when they lost.

    It turns out that Pete was giving Harbaugh lessons on the side. And its only going to get better with some of the beatings that are awaiting the Seahawks in 2015. Legion of Doom is more like it.

  14. hakunamangata says:

    I don’t proclaim to know more than Pete Carroll but in just about every football game I’ve watched false starts by the offense whistle the play dead, Defense jumping offsides usually just draws the flag unless the QB is about to get leveled
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    Once the offensive lineman jumps, the play is dead. That call and the fumble recovery were just a few of the “missed” calls last night. The blatant interference on the pass to Luke Wilson was ignored, while the far lesser offense against Sherman was called on the play that should have been whistled dead.

    But it’s OK. Seahawks are used to playing 11 against 17.

  15. td30 says:

    I get the argument for the fumble…i get the argument for the pass interference

    But then to complain about them kicking out KJ for pushing insanely hard, stretching someones neck out dangerously…now you’re just complaining for the sake of complaining. The refs usually get fights wrong and penalize the one who retaliated, but they got that one 100% right
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    No they didn’t. Rodgers threw a punch in full view of several officials. That’s an automatic ejection. But only the Seahawk was ejected.

  16. I love that people say that this is karma for the fail mary and stuff. The fact of the matter is the officials didnt really officiate their best game. They missed a blatant fumble, which made it unable to be reviewed. They booted one player from a fight where there were two individuals fighting, they missed a lot of BLATANT holds on both GB and Seattle, they actually picked up a flag on a targeted helmet to helmet collision. It was pretty bad. The officials might not be the sole reason the hawks lost, but they really made it hard for the seahawks the entire night. Couple inept refs with bevells garbage play calling and its a recipe for disaster, which is really what the seahawks looked like last night outside of a few drives.

  17. robertstanelle says:

    Funny, he did not complain when a replacement referee gave him a win on what was a Packer interception. He’s a pompous jerk.
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    It was a catch.

  18. From the HC down to the last “12th man”, anyone associated with Seattle now knows Green Bay is and has been the better team. From the Fail Mary to the most ridiculous ending in NFL history, the Packers are the better team. Yes, Seattle punked GB opening night but Green Bay is a notoriously slow starting team.

    Getting beaten by 10 with our RT our top WR, our ILB, our replacement for our top WR running on one ankle and no Eddie Lacy and you lose by 10 after losing the week previous to go 0-2? Yes, no Kam Chancellor and that’s unfortunate but Green Bay IS and has been the better team and that’s gotta hurt about as much as watching the Packers blow the SB last year in Seattle.

  19. coloradical420 says:

    This guy celebrated the Fail Mary call though.. Interesting flip on his part…
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    Catch. 14-12.

  20. Maybe he should be complaining about Sherman and Bennett lining up/jumping offsides all evening. Or 12 of his players being on the field. Or Wilson getting away with intentional grounding. Or Wright ripping an opponent’s helmet off.

  21. I can’t remember what team it was. But Rodgers fumbled the ball, the other team recovered it but the ref gave it back to Rodgers. Maybe the god of football is smiling at Rodgers.

  22. osiris33 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 7:07 PM

    robertstanelle says:

    Funny, he did not complain when a replacement referee gave him a win on what was a Packer interception. He’s a pompous jerk.
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    It was a catch.
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    Yes, we all know the Packers player made the catch.

  23. cinzano08 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 6:44 PM
    Used to be a time when nfl coaches accepted their losses without excuses. Now every week we have a new reason why their team lost.

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    I have never heard Belichick complain after a loss or offer excuses. Must be a reason he doesn’t have the opportunity very often each season.

  24. I’ve got no love for Pete Carrol, but he is correct in that the refs got it wrong on the PI call. That play should have been called dead after the O lineman moved in response to the defensive off side. That is a fact, not just whining.

    I said it before the game, Seattle needed to beat both the packers and the refs. Tough place to win. Check the records, see how many questionable calls go in favor of the packers there. They hardly, if ever, go against them.

  25. This Seahawk fan basically disagrees. Had we played up to our potential and scored more points, then game would not have hinged upon one TD. Score more, worry less.

  26. Pete’s done – Seahawks look ready to implode after their loss to the Patriots

    His players don’t respect his playcalling anymore and there’s no recovery from that

    Same thing happened in New England – Pete wanted a time out in a game and the players saw him but refused, ran their own play, which worked and they won the game but Pete was done

    If there’s no respect for a coach he’s got to go

    Blaming the officials for a loss where it’s the job of the coach and players to put it beyond the officials’ reach is indicative of a team imploding

  27. Off this topic, but flags were all over yesterday. One interesting call, or non call in the Vikings – Lion game was a non first down not called. The Lions were short of a first down near the end of the game on fourth down and Stafford ran another play with no first down called by the officials or never measured. The Lions scored, ultimately had no bearing on the outcome but IMO it seems like calls always go against one team in the first half then change in the 2nd half.

  28. Pete Carroll is a intelligent, rational, reasonable man. None of these nasty posters can a hold a candle to his dignity as human being or his remarkable accomplishments. And further, Carroll is absolutely right about what he talking about. After the game Aaron Rodgers took a dig at Russell Wilson and quipped, “God is Packer’s fan…” Rodgers was mistaken it was the referee who was pulling for the Packers. At the end, Packers will end up paying heavily for the favors they ill-got…and Seattle Seahawks will be more determined than ever…

  29. I love this. Carrol has always been a whiner. There were calls not made which would have benefitted Green Bay as well. But, Carroll won’t comment on that. And the whole fumble crap, Elliott went down and was touched. The play was dead at that moment. This Seahawk team played exactly like their coach felt after they knew Green Bay had taken control. They played like sore losers.

  30. Big news. Packers benefit from calls. Wake me up when something exciting happens. You could write this story 17 times and post it every week. Just change the names.

  31. goldrush4949 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 6:38 PM
    Hey Petey, it’s payback after the Fail Mary. Karma’s a bitch.

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    Karma would apply if Pete Carroll or the Seahawks were at fault for the fail mary, which they were not. But it was a nice try.

  32. joec44 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 7:27 PM
    Aye, the unraveling has begun….

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    Everyone said that last year too, remember? 3-3, 6-4 the Seahawks crashing and burning. Then they went to the Superbowl….

  33. I will not even bother with Fail Mary but Carrol is either blind or stupid , every week defensive players jump offsides and the play continues the rule says unless the player is unabated to the QB the play continues- on J Elliots interception and recovery the official looks in see the ball in Elliots hands and calls it green ball b=nothing sinister there and as for KJ Wright tht POS should be suspened for a coule of games that action was soegregious. Mabe Petey should out his pom poms away and start coaching!

  34. I don’t remember Carroll complaint when the Kmart refs gave the seahags the TD instead of giving the Packers the INT which would’ve gave the Packers the W & Wilsons first loss at the stadium. Plus him gripping about the 53 yard DPI & giving Rodgers a free play which is what the refs usually do. Hey Carroll STHU!!!!

  35. iamthorny says:

    From the HC down to the last “12th man”, anyone associated with Seattle now knows Green Bay is and has been the better team. From the Fail Mary to the most ridiculous ending in NFL history, the Packers are the better team. Yes, Seattle punked GB opening night but Green Bay is a notoriously slow starting team.

    Getting beaten by 10 with our RT our top WR, our ILB, our replacement for our top WR running on one ankle and no Eddie Lacy and you lose by 10 after losing the week previous to go 0-2? Yes, no Kam Chancellor and that’s unfortunate but Green Bay IS and has been the better team and that’s gotta hurt about as much as watching the Packers blow the SB last year in Seattle.
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    I wanna hang out with you. That way I’ll never have to wonder what it would be like to live on another planet.

  36. In postgame presser Carroll stressed his team had practiced all week for Rodgers’ cadence.

    Maybe he needs to re-visit his coaching technique because his players certainly didn’t appear to have practiced for it at all.

  37. It’s fairly obvious that the Seahawks faithful watched a completely different game then the rest of the country. If there was a high profile game where the officials did a great job and let the teams handle it on the field, it was this one. Get over it Seattle, there is not a massive conspiracy against you.

  38. h0metownzero says:
    Sep 21, 2015 7:31 PM
    I think they should get a do over.

    In the playoffs.

    At Lambeau
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    That’s a very likely scenario. The Seahawks have a fairly easy schedule the rest of the season. Especially considering Romo and Cutler are out.

  39. Welcome to the new National Vag. League.
    Nobody loses any more.
    We are all winners that just had someone conspire against us.
    I have never seen so much whining in all of my football-watching years!
    Tomlin, Roethlisberger, Harbaugh, the entire Colts organization, Carroll….the list goes on and on….
    Sprout some nuts!

  40. People seem to be teeing off on Carol here, but quite frankly he’s right and it’s just another example of incompetent officiating in this league. I watched this game and there were at least 3 blown calls by the refs. The only other game I watched this weekend was Vikings/Lions and there was one huge blown call in that game where the refs handed the Lions a first down they didn’t earn. How they don’t stop and at least measure on that play is mind boggling.

    In the end the better teams usually win but it sucks that this league refuses to address their officiating issues that seem to plague every game. They’ll spend millions trying to spank Brady for tampering with the “integrity of the game” but when it comes to actually addressing the integrity of officiating, the league could care less.

  41. I think the Seahawks should miss the playoffs and have a long off season with their 20 million dollar QB.

    Then Lynch retires and Jimmy Graham is traded away do to not fitting in.

    Bank to the bottom with you Seahawks.

  42. May as well park a whambulance outside of the Seahawk facility for this clown. I guess anything to deflect from the biggest blunder ever made in last years Super Bowl.

  43. Pete has no room to complain about officiating. The seahawks get away with PI more than ANY team in the league.

    Yes, he’s right about the offsides rule. However if Rodgers snaps it right away instead of reacting along with the line they usually ignore it and let the free play happen. Suck it up! You’re 0-2. Live with it and move on. (Also, i am vikings fan, hate the packers).

  44. So sad. The Seahawks are done.

    8-8 at best, and no playoffs.

    And that will be considered a good season by comparison of the next few years.

    They’ll watch as Rodgers gets rings 2, 3, and maybe 4.

  45. I’m not a fan of Carrol, but I agree with him and Dungy that it should be a dead play. Quarterbacks know they have nothing to lose. Rodgers excels on those opportunities more than any other QB. I’m not blaming him, because he is just doing what he is allowed by the refs. But when everyone, including the TV commentators say it’s a free pass, because he already knows the ball is coming back if it doesn’t work out, there is something wrong. If it was a running down or quick pass I wouldn’t mind at all. It’s just so blatantly obvious deep passes take time to set up and the whistle should be blown.

  46. When it’s not the refs, it’s God’s plan. I’m actually quite enjoying the way the Seahawks are framing themselves of late. I imagine in the end it’ll define their legacy.

  47. I don’t think he’s wrong for complaining about the offsides but if he’s going to complain about the officiating he needs to also own up to the lack of a non-call in a clear intentional grounding that Collinsworth was choking over. The refs also jobbed the Packers 17 seconds on the play clock. They also missed a blatant defensive holding call on Sherman who was manhandling a receiver (again) more than five yards downfield.

    Stuff happens. And Carroll and the 12th man will always willingly accept when calls go their way but they will never man up and accept when they don’t. Must be all that Chablis they drink.

  48. Seattle Seahawks will be more determined than ever to thrash the Green Bay Packers; again. This ill-gotten favors, freebies that referees awarded Packers will work as a catalyst, a germ that was planted, seed of destruction planted. There’s a good chance that Seahawks will meet Packers at Green Bay again, at their own home at the NFC championship, that is if the Packers are still around in the play-offs by then… We only can look forward to next weeks game. My prediction is that Kansas City Chiefs will man-handle Packers handing them their first away from home defeat…And the rest will follow…And the Seahawks will finish the job…just like they did in the last season…

  49. Pete Carroll = A foaming, spittle-flecked 9/11 Truther with zero credibility.

    I never thought would say this, but he’s making me glad the Patriots won the Super Bowl.

  50. Me thinks that in Carroll’s own warped head he thinks that by saying they recovered the fumble justifies the screw job the Packers got in Seattle a few years ago.

  51. Pete Carroll is far more whiny than I thought previous. Not only that, Seahawks fans are on the internet defending his sissy like whining tirades. Seattle got stomped by a team that is a lot better than a 27 – 17 final score. Carroll was outcoached. The players were outplayed. That is what happens when you aren’t better than your opponent and your coaches haven’t prepared the team for a game. No amount of preparation would have lead to a Seattle victory and no amount of whining by their whiny coach is going to turn that embarrassing L into a W.

  52. Pete didn’t care when Bennet was offsides in the NFC championship game and Sherman intercepted Rodgers, why should he care now?

    Vote me down if you want 12th man, but facts are facts and he was offsides.

  53. Listen to the Seahawks fans and Pete Carroll whining and complaining about officiating!!!

    Not since the Brinks Robbery has their ever been a greater theft than when the scab officials stole a game won by the Packers over the Seahawks in that stupid stadium of theirs. Carroll didn’t have class enough to admit that that was a horrible call, as everyone outside of Seattle absolutely knew. And now he whines about officiating?

    Pete Carroll now wears the crown as the biggest crybaby in the NFL since Jim Harbaugh has taken his whining to Michigan.

    And let us not forget that Carroll took the big bucks that the Seahags gave him and walked away from his crooked program at USC while the kids he recruited had to take the punishment.

    Carroll is a punk. He always has been classless, as he showed when he gave the “choke” signal after a field goal kicker missed a FG against his Jets.

    If the Packers don’t win the NFC, I just hope its anyone but Carrolls’ pukey Seahawks. And by the way, how is it Marshawn Lynch can’t do what he is required to do and talk to the media, but he can make commercials in which he has speaking parts?

    The answer is, he’s another punk on that team. Instead of whining as he always does, maybe Carroll should teach his so-called star QB how not to throw key interceptions.

  54. Carrol is such a tool. Unlike when the Packers play in Seattle, this game was called fairly and the Seahawks were flat out beaten fair and square. Carrol just cannot handle a fairly called game where the refs don’t give him wins. He blames everything and anything but himself. Tool

  55. I stopped listening to Pete Carroll back when he was still the Patriots coach, and I have never regretted it.

  56. it is like kids in school. 30 years ago, if a kid was doing bad the Parents and teachers were against the kid,
    now it’s the parents and kids against the teacher

    30 years ago, Coaches blamed themselves and their players for a loss

    now it’s blame anyone but themselves

  57. want to know why refs have a hard time?

    every time some coach goes crying about losing to the patriots BAM, we get a brand new rule. kids, if it ain’t in the rule book, it ain’t illegal. but instead of doing your homework, it’s easier to go running to daddy Roger whining about cheating.
    Its all there for whoever is smart enough to find it before the crying starts.

    You got what you wanted, you just never thought it out so again, you didn’t do you homework.

  58. Lol. The refs had a say in the outcome? Where are you from? This is the U.S. Of A! Sports is NOT corrupt here. That is only other countries like Scandanavia or United Nations.

  59. The Packers have OWNED the refs and media for awhile. They screwed over the Bears 2 years ago, then Detroit AND Dallas last year. Now the NFL is seting them up for home field advantage this year. Sick of them. Dont know how they do it but I cant stand them or their pompous arrogant fans and band wagon jumpers.

  60. Oh cry me a river Pete! You were dominated 3/4 of the game. Lynch couldn’t run and Sherman couldn’t stop anything.

  61. With Harbaugh out of the league there is now no doubt: Pete Carroll has the most punchable face in the NFL.

  62. What was Pete Carrol complaining about, when Green Bay threw the challenge flag when Seattle had 12 men on the field?

  63. In the post game, the Seahawks player said that he pulled the ball away from the Elliott on the bottom of the pile…

    Pete, doesn’t that mean that Elliott had the ball, while he was down?

  64. I’ve thought for a long time that Harbaugh is the biggest whiner in the NFL, but after hearing this from Pete….well, Harbaugh still is.

  65. Seriously? A coach who’s benefitted from a lot of bad calls in his favor and the ridiculous “immaculate” reception debacle he probably shouldn’t run his mouth

  66. He could talk about needing his players to clean up jumping offsides, on that play and several others; he could talk about his players needing to not commit PI on 50+ yard passes, or in general not blatantly hold every receiver on every play. He could talk about his players needing to not throw an interception at a critical point in the game. He could talk about needing his guys to not start senseless fights anytime they are getting beat physically. He could talk about a lot of things his teams needs to improve, but instead in chooses to act like a baby and blame everything on the refs.

  67. back in 2003, mike tice complained to the league office after a close game at lambeau. the nfl said 8……count ’em 8 calls were blown in green bays favor..not 1 or 2…..eight!!!!!!! titletown? more like bought off town.

  68. osiris33 says:

    No they didn’t. Rodgers threw a punch in full view of several officials. That’s an automatic ejection. But only the Seahawk was ejected.

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    Rodgers threw a punch to try to avoid being decapitated. KJ Wright looked more like a character on Game of Thrones than on a football field.

    On that note –
    Winter is Coming Pete Carroll Winter is Coming

  69. Guess Green Bay fans can stop whining about a game in 2012 now??
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    Um no, that call was so ridiculous and Carrols smug answer after the game gives them a right to “whine” forever. Accept it

  70. another funny thing with pecker fans…..when they do lose, its aalllllways the refs fault. they are never outplayed or outhustled. nope only the refs fault. rodgers collarbone break..refs fault lacys ankle. refs fault and on and on.

  71. Did Pete refer to that PI penalty as the biggest play in the game? That drive ended in a FG. Pretty sure the packers won by more than 3. How exactly was that the biggest play of the game?

  72. It’s pretty simple… you take a guys helmet off, you get ejected.

    The Fail Mary basically let the Seahawks in the playoffs that year when they didn’t deserve to be in.

    Then they get insanely lucky to make the superbowl last year, which they didn’t deserve to be in.

    I’ll take your whine with some cheese, thanks.

  73. Storatore as well as the play clock operators did plenty of “screwing up” which led to you getting in the Super Bowl 2 yrs ago, don’t you remember Microsoft Seahawks?

  74. QB: The Packers have OWNED the refs and media for awhile. They screwed over the Bears 2 years ago, then Detroit AND Dallas last year. Now the NFL is seting them up for home field advantage this year. Sick of them. Dont know how they do it but I cant stand them or their pompous arrogant fans and band wagon jumpers.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Whatever dude. Can't help you…..you were just born with some bad DNA. No outliving that. Start following Ninja Warrior….better on your blood pressure.

  75. I swear half of you know nothing about football…

    The Packers actually know how to play, and when the D jumps offside they hike the ball making it a free play. They only stop the play if the D player jumping causes movement from the O where the ball is not snapped.

  76. Own your mistakes Pete!

    First, look in the mirror – this is on you. Then walk down the hall and fire your offensive coordinator.

    #gohawks

  77. None of those calls make up for the “Fail Mary” which was the worst call in the HISTORY of replay football & cost GB homefield throughout the playoffs.

    Pete……You lost, Your team is falling apart, its hard to keep the Defense together when you pay a OVERRATED QB 18 million a year isn’t it.

  78. What a shock. The Al Sharptons of sports fans( aka. Viking fans) are once again butting in their unwanted opinions on an article that has absolutely nothing to do with their team. They should rewrite that movie “fatal attraction ” make it about the Sharptons shamelessly obsessed with everything Packers.

  79. Pete,
    -What about the intentional grounding by your QB in the pocket?
    -What about the illegal contact on the Jones catch just before halftime ruled incomplete?
    -What about the off sides on the Packers’ field goal that would have given the Packers a new set of downs?
    -Piling on was not against the Seahawks diving onto people long after the whistle.

    Do you want to look at all the calls?
    Calls go both ways during games. Only losers and viking types complain about routine officiating.

    It wasn’t obvious like calling a Brady tuck or game winning interception in the Fail Mary.

  80. If you watch that 52 yard PI play closely, you can see the ref bean Richard Sherman with his flag at the very end. Classic.

  81. “they actually picked up a flag on a targeted helmet to helmet collision.”

    Th Seattle player was spinning and his head happened to spin where the Packers safety was trying to hit him. Bang bang play, certainly not “targeted”. Wow, are you Carroll’s relative or what?

  82. Looks like Florio knows more about the NFL rules than Pete Carroll… Read it and weep, you lost, get over it.

    “Carroll thinks the play should have been blown dead after Bennett jumped early. But Bennett, who was lined up inside, didn’t make a move unabated to the quarterback or actually contact a Packer offensive lineman. Instead, he bit on the hard count, popped into the neutral zone, drew a flag, and the play kept going. As it should have.”

  83. djvh2 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 10:36 PM

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    Not to mention that there is no such thing as illegal helmet to helmet on a runner. The player has to be in a “defenseless” position for it to be a penalty, and someone running while in possession of the football is not considered “defenseless”.

  84. The ground can’t cause a fumble, & stealing the ball under a pile doesn’t overturn it. Hawks got break of no calls all night. They are dirty players. Jones almost miracle catch overturn, should have been a interference call. A interference occured in front of the play in front of it on another receiver on the same play. Sherman & others man handled receivers all night. He had no room to complain.

  85. A flinch by a Hawk D-lineman wasn’t called, but one was called on Baktiari when he pointed at it & took a step back.

  86. My Granny was a member or the Utah Pioneers. If she saw some fool “chawk chomp chawk a chompin” on the sideline… she’d twist his ear from here to St Loueem have some class punk. I want my kids to have a role model outside the house. Not some cud chewing dullard that makes millions for failure.

  87. Holy crap! Just now in the Colts – Jets game the Jets were awarded the ball on a fumble but a Colt got up off the pile with it. It’s a conspiracy! Call Pete Carroll!

  88. smcgaels1997 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 9:11 PM
    Guess Green Bay fans can stop whining about a game in 2012 now??

    Ummm… hey yahoo! The call in 2012 was so egregious it made the NFL look like fools and ended the referee lockout.

  89. philcodean; Is that why Shue got suspended than un-suspended see he could play in the playoffs last year? The Pack got shafted because they are the publicly owned team in the NFL. Rogers calf injury hampered his mobility against Seattle. This win was justice. 2 more players injured so it was costly. With 2 injured prior to the game. Lacy may be ready for next game, but the other is done for the year. We get Guion back this week.

  90. Elliot’s was a interception, & he maintained possession until he hit the ground. The Hawk stole the ball in the pile. No video to overturn it. Have another stick of Dum Gum Caroll.

  91. Seattle should change their team name to the Seasquaks. The Packer posts were bombarded all last year with the negative posts by Seasquaks over the Fail Mary.

  92. Remember when the Packers choked in the championship game.? That was funny

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    Remember it quite well and the Packers didn’t make excuses or put the blame on anybody but themselves.

    Hey, speaking of funny games, remember when the Seahawks lost lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl? Now THAT was funny!

  93. That’s weird. I thought the biggest play of the game was when an undrafted linebacker licked off your overpaid QB. But that’s just me.

    Also, no Seattle fan is allowed to complain about the refs. It’s been said plenty of times.

    So, please: just shut up. Enjoy 0-2. You’ll be 8-8 before you know it!

  94. Stop with the excuses! LOSE LIKE MEN! Yes like Rodgers after every loss to Seattle….give me a break. At least there were no cheap shots from dirty clay Matthews.

  95. Truths from a biased Hawks fan:

    – Fail Mary should have been a pick, despite the rules, refs botched it
    – Hawks are really good
    – Packers are really good
    – AR is the best QB in the league, by far
    – RW is a damn good QB on the rise, top 5
    – Britt recovered the fumble yesterday, refs botched it
    – The long Packer PI should have been a 5 yarder, refs botched it
    – Green Bay played better yesterday, despite the refs, and deserved to win
    – The game yesterday should have been closer
    – Hawks/Packers rivalry makes for great football – can’t wait to see them play again – hopefully in the playoffs

  96. It’s apparent the refs can just decide who gets the ball while in Green Bay when’s there’s an obvious fumble, and Justin Britt from the Seahawks recovered it. He has the ball. No review? Just a judgement call on a pig pile?? Makes no sense. I won’t even go into the non-stop holding by the Green Bay O-line. That was a one-sided reffed game. Enjoy the free win Green Bay. You were handed that game to feed the media hype on a supposed “payback” game. Those were real refs too. They need to stop falling in love with A-Rod. That’s all.

  97. Hey Pete if you are going to nit pick that much how about the offside call vs. Green Bay when they were up 13-3 and Seattle had 3rd and goal.

    Seattle threw an incomplete pass, but got another shot at half the distance because Neal was supposedly offside. The announcers missed it but the play clock had hit zero for long enough for Packers to throw their hands up to point out it had hit zero and only then did Neal start to go.

    Seattle scored on the next play from the 5 instead of being backed up to the 15.

  98. It must suck to GB fan.. having to live with missing the superbowl so many years in a row.. Michaels and Collinsworth would gladly blow your QB anytime. don’t get me wrong Rodgers is a great , but the fumble was a fumble and there is now way you can tell who had the ball in the bottom of the pile.. just like when seattle was jobbed last year in STL when Tre fumbled the ball running out the clock and they just gave it to STL. I’m not complaining about any other officiating gaff , but the fumble was horrible. Seattle isn’t playing that great, but if anyone thinks Chicago is coming to Seattle and winning this week, well it just goes to show how dumb and blind some people are.

  99. The Seahawks are living rent-free in GB’s heads. It’s been 3 years and they’re still whining…and apparently ignorant of the irony there…LOL.

  100. Hey, Pete, welcome to Lambeau. Maybe if you are lucky you can come back again for the playoffs and complain once more about the officials and why you lost. Time to move on and address the real problems with your team.

  101. Hey Pete the cheat, remember when the Rams called for a fair catch and your team drilled him anyways? Yea, didn’t think so… But since your team has lead the entire NFL in penalties for years, its funny that you complain about getting caught instead of actually coaching your players…

  102. I know it shouldn’t happen…

    But I could see Chicago beating Seattle next week.

    Forte is very versatile. He could run it, catch it out of the back-field, or even as a wide receiver.

    If Chicago can move the chains. Keep Seattle offense off the field. That Seattle Defense could get tired.

    It’d be hilarious if Chicago managed to go into Seattle and pull the offset.

  103. Hey Seahawk fans… directly from your guys mouth.

    “Me and him kind of reached for it at the same time, and then all I know is he tried to pull it into him,” Britt said. “Then I pulled the tip and pulled it away.

    Read that statement and comprehend it… Elliott had the ball and tried to pull it into his body to better secure it… Britt, does not know what happened… ie, he got the ball first so “I pulled the tip” of the ball away from Elliott. Elliott was down with possession of the ball, Britt pulled a dead ball away.

    Now go and concentrate on the Bears… you really do not want to lose that game… That would be a laugh.

  104. osiris33 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 7:07 PM

    robertstanelle says:

    Funny, he did not complain when a replacement referee gave him a win on what was a Packer interception. He’s a pompous jerk.
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    It was a catch.

    Yes, a defensive catch !!

  105. RegisHawk says:
    Sep 22, 2015 9:09 AM
    The Seahawks are living rent-free in GB’s heads. It’s been 3 years and they’re still whining…and apparently ignorant of the irony there…LOL
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    In your dreams. Every Seahawk fan I spoke with knew this was deserved and coming…..for a long time. Get over yourselves. It should have been the Seahawks 1-3 in four games, not GB.

    Oh, and that 12th Man that was on the field and kept a drive alive? Thanks for that.

  106. I said it before and I’ll say it again…watch out for Ty Montgomery….this kid is for real and now will get his chance…..

  107. spinoza3 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 7:25 PM

    Pete Carroll is a intelligent, rational, reasonable man. None of these nasty posters can a hold a candle to his dignity as human being or his remarkable accomplishments.

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    ROTFLOL! Cheaty Petey had to flee USC after all of the scandals he had initiated there became public. Left poor Pat Haden stuck with cleaning up all of the messes he left behind.

    Cheaty cost USC in many ways: vacated wins, lost a Heisman, an NC/BCS championship, bowl invites, etc., etc. So, this is dignity?

    The sad thing is that the NFL let the Cheatster in. Now he is the PEDmeister — yep, last statistics I saw the Seahawks led the league in PED usage.

  108. RELAX! Dang, I have a lot of respect for the Green Bay organization as one of the greatest in pro football, but most of the fans commenting here all still seem kind of butt hurt over previous losses to the Seahawks.

    The Seahawks are playing terrible right now on offense and defense for various reasons…and still had a shot at beating your Packers at Lambeau. Rodgers may be the best QB in the League (or 2nd), but this Packers team isn’t that great either. Yes, Packers won, but look at the breaks and big plays that it took to defend your home turf. It wasn’t really a blowout win that you can talk smack about.

    You should stop worrying about Pete’s comments (he knows more about football than you do) and just hope your team stays healthy and keeps improving. You can bet the Seahawks will get better all season long and eventually start steamrolling teams again. And, there’s a good chance we meet again and avenge this early loss. Don’t be surprised if these awful Seahawks knock your Packers out of the playoffs again this year.

    So stop all the cackling, enjoy the week 2 win, and hope that it gets you home field advantage. Jeeesh!

    Go Hawks!

  109. I think it’s hilarious that you Packer fans are still talking about a game that happened in 2012!!! If you’re going to dwell in the past, you should talk about the last NFC Championship Game where you executed the biggest collapse in the history of professional sports – EVER. Your bitterness and jealousy over that result are shining through in your posts.

    Regarding the Sunday night game, the officials blew a lot of calls, as they usually do. From my viewpoint, the only call that went in Seattle’s favor was the missed offsides on the field goal. But Green Bay wouldn’t have taken those points off the board to earn a 4th and 3 anyway. There were a series of calls that went in GB’s favor. Richard Rodgers got away with throwing a punch and KJ got ejected for pulling off his helmet (it never came off). Sherman’s 50+ yard pass interference came on a play that should have been blown dead for defensive offsides. JR Sweezy got a personal foul for finishing a pancake block!?!? The real head-scratcher was Green Bay being awarded a ball when Justin Britt emerged from the pile with the ball. If they were going to just give the Packers possession no matter what, why did they bother sorting through the pile? Would any of this have changed the outcome? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll never know.

    And since you all brought up the “Fail Mary” game, I know it’s inconceivable to you because you don’t understand the rules of football, but a Golden Tate catch was the CORRECT call. 1 of 2 officials on the field got it right, the replay official upheld it, and the NFL said afterwards that it was the right call. Why? Because MD Jennings, like any other receiver, must maintain possession of the ball all the way through the entire act of the catch while going to the ground. While going to the ground, he allowed Golden Tate to wrap his arms around the ball. This resulted in a simultaneous possession and the tie goes to the offense. It’s funny how you all think that MD Jennings completed the entire act of the catch, but Dez Bryant didn’t. You can’t pick and choose when to apply the rule to support the outcome you prefer. I would suggest that you all learn the rules of the game before you continue to make yourselves look stupid with uneducated posts.

    Until we meet again, Slacker Fans. Go Hawks!

  110. gahanbar says:
    Sep 22, 2015 6:56 PM
    I think it’s hilarious that you Packer fans are still talking about a game that happened in 2012!!!
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    It comes up as often with you guys as anyone. You use it as misguided confirmation of success. Everyone knows the Packers should be 3-1 in the last four games.

    So yeah……..until we meet again.

  111. Is this guy serious? First off Elliott read that play beautifully and picked it off one handed. Yeah he fumbled it but immediately landed on the ball and soon as Petes little dufus touched Elliott he was down by contact. That’s a NFL rule, it’s not who comes out of the pile with the ball. It’s who had possession last. Carroll likes to complain a lot when his team looks like crap but when the wrong call is made ie fail Mary he praises the refs for doing a good job. Btw Pete teach your best DL man not to jump OS then maybe you won’t have plays like that again. I’ve seen this from Rodgers many times and if you don’t prepare for him and his hard count then you deserve to lose. 0-2 LOSERS!!! I’m glad Rodgers went after Sherman because more QBs need to expose him for what he really is. Just an average cornerback. He got beat bad last week against the Rams and got beat a few times against the Packers. I hope the Packers play them again but next time it’s gonna be COLD! LOL.

  112. Pete Carroll is a chimp and he coaches his team like they’re all still in college. That’s why you see them committing so many penalties, taking cheap shots, and acting way too entitled in their expectations of a Seagulls favorable outcome. If their Division wasn’t so woefully weak I’d say right now that we won’t see them in the playoffs this year. At 0-2, in the basement hurt locker of the NFC West they’ve got a long haul to even hope for a Wild Card spot.

  113. Karma at its best…. but one thing that has us way more classy and loved as Packer Fans as well as a Packers team. . We don’t throw a fit and act like a baby. Get over it. We did when you won against us with touchseption

  114. Stop whining, Pete. That OL was getting blown off the ball the entire 4th quarter.

    it’s not like the loss was dependant on one play. The Packers let up and were still up by 10.

    I always thought Pete had more class than this. Kind of a dissapointment.

  115. You think Pete Carroll had more class? I guess you haven’t been paying attention. Just ask Reggie Bush what happened to his Heisman Trophy, and why it happened. It happened because he played for a slimeball named Pete Carroll, who hung him out to dry to save his own skin. Pete Carroll should have been banned from all levels of football a long time ago!

  116. lindacaseauthor says:
    Sep 23, 2015 11:32 AM
    In Seattle, the 12th man is the fans. At Lambeau the 12th man is the refs.

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    To show how little you know about football, you said “refs”. There is but one “ref” on an NFL officiating team. There is also an umpire, a line judge, the head linesman, back judge, side judge, and field judge. The referee is also the Crew Chief.

    There is one other name for the official who made the worst call in NFL history robbing the Packers of a victory they won in Seattle, but you can’t print it in here.

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