Pete Carroll admits Seahawks were “involved” in Antonio Brown pursuit

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Antonio Brown had many suitors. Or at least more than one.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted during a Monday interview with 710 ESPN in Seattle that the Seahawks were among the franchises vying for the receiver’s services after he was released by the Raiders on Saturday.

We were involved with that one, yeah,” Carroll said.

It’s no surprise, given that the Seahawks lost Doug Baldwin to retirement and, at least for the short term, promising youngster David Moore. Brown would give the Seahawks a level of talent at the position that they simply haven’t had under Carroll — and haven’t had at all since Joey Galloway.

But it wasn’t to be. So if/when the Seahawks and Patriots end up in the Super Bowl again, Carroll and company will have to deal with a wideout far better than any of the wideouts Seattles had to defend when they met five years ago.

42 responses to “Pete Carroll admits Seahawks were “involved” in Antonio Brown pursuit

  1. Unless Baldwin let him self go and is out of shape or just has no more desire to play he may consider getting back on the reservation. Nice way to pick up some serious pocket change.

  2. Did anyone ask Coach Carroll how much he offered Rosenhaus for AB’s services and whether Rosenhaus told the Seahawks about the Patriots’ offer so they could make a counter offer?

  3. The fix was in.

    AB wanted to be a Patriot and did all he could to force the issue.

    Not surprising. Patriots never saw a rule they weren’t willing to break in order to win.

  4. I’m old enough to remember the sports media crowing the Seahawks a dynasty before Carroll decided to pass the ball from the one yard line on second and goal.

  5. It was already planned out that he would be playing in NE only. And that was figured out when he was still a Raider. He wasn’t going to play anywhere else.

  6. dukeearl says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    The fix was in.

    AB wanted to be a Patriot and did all he could to force the issue.

    Not surprising. Patriots never saw a rule they weren’t willing to break in order to win.

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    Signing a free agent is breaking a rule now??? Cry me a river…

  7. the whole AB situation stinks. Pitt declined a 1st round pick from NE to avoid trading a star player to a rival team – and now they get to see him walk there w NE giving up nothing.

    Not how things are supposed to work . . .

  8. I would not want A.B. on my team. Until his is. Now im hoping for 2 more rings with his extention next year. Are those heads popping, like popcorn?

  9. So, AB messed up. Seattle would have suited him far better: more targets available, a QB who excels at making off schedule plays …New England makes no sense

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    You can’t see why someone would rather go to NE over Seattle, I can give you Six reasons.

  10. Every team that shows interest in AB is running on the assumption that they can put a muzzle on this loose cannon….which may be much easier said than done !

  11. I’m a true blue Patriots fan since 1967. Just speaking for myself I do not like this move. AB is a whack job. I really doubt Belichick will be able to keep this nut under control. I hope I have to eat my words but I think AB will cost us the Super Bowl rather than help win one.

  12. I’m sure the Pats and Seahags weren’t the only teams looking into signing Brown. I’m sure KC and a few other teams were, except teams rebuilding and Pitt.

    baronvonheil says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    So, AB messed up. Seattle would have suited him far better: more targets available, a QB who excels at making off schedule plays …New England makes no sense
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    Except for the fact if Brown is looking to get a SB ring and the Pats are a real dynasty not a one year faux-dynasty.
    To those whining about the Pats signing Brown, it was probably BB being pro-active mainly keep him away from KC or another possible playoff rival, plus if it works out he has a great WR for another SB run. A win/win a think it’s called. Raiders screwed up releasing Brown, a mistake the Pats won’t do if Brown acts up and starts his crazy selfish act. Bill Belichick will just fine and suspend him. TV guys playing HC and GM are no match for a real NFL GM/HC.

  13. Seattle is as likely to be back in the Super Bowl in 2019 as it is for me to win the lottery. Hint: I don’t even buy any lottery tickets. LOL

  14. The Patriots didn’t need AB last night and DT and Damien Harris were inactive. Harry and Meredith are designated to return mid-season. Watson is coming back in 3 weeks. If he acts up what have they lost. Pittsburgh on the other hand looks like they are in for a long season. The Patriots aren’t dependent on AB, so either he fits or he is gone. Simple as that.

  15. margoadams says:
    I’m old enough to remember the sports media crowing the Seahawks a dynasty before Carroll decided to pass the ball from the one yard line on second and goal.
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    Derrell Bevell called the play, not Pete Carroll.

  16. californianewton says:
    Seattle is as likely to be back in the Super Bowl in 2019 as it is for me to win the lottery. Hint: I don’t even buy any lottery tickets. LOL
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    That’s what you said last year about them making the playoffs.

  17. Andy Dalton, yes ANDY DALTON, had a career high in passing yesterday, and leads the league in passing right now.

    Pete should feel lucky he squeaked out that HOME win out and focus on the Defense. AB wouldn’t be the answer.

  18. Belichick obviously has brainwave reading devices installed into Carroll’s head. and he used it to gain an illegal advantage to get Antonio brown. It is obvious he used his invisiblity cloak to access Carroll’s office, where he performed invasive surgery during Carroll’s catnap to install the devices, which have not yet been invented.

  19. johnodocks says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Did anyone ask Coach Carroll how much he offered Rosenhaus for AB’s services and whether Rosenhaus told the Seahawks about the Patriots’ offer so they could make a counter offer?
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    A free agent can play wherever he wants – maybe it wasn’t about the size of the offer.

  20. aarons444 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm
    Might have had a chance if not for tampering.
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    Couldn’t be because the Pats offered more. That certainly isn’t possible.

  21. I’d rather go 0-16 , than win a superbowl with that disgraceful clown. The Patriots have ruined the nfl with their constant cheating for the past 20 years and their whining for rule changes to make the nfl more pass friendly after brady got hurt for the year. The nfl might as well be a flag football league. Brady is the most overrated qb of all time playing in a flag football era where you can’t touch the qb or the wr’s. His career is full of asterisks. First three rings were wondering by cheating, recording signals, tuck rule bs, referee help. The last three rings are won by referre helping them with flag football rules, free first downs. Brady wouldn’t last 10 years in Montanas era. He’d be lucky to have one ring. Tuck rule nonsense never happens, it’s a fumble 100%. Brady is the best in today’s flag football era. Montana is the greatest of all time, played in the tough man era with no flag football rules and no referre help, no free first downs for getting hit like a man. I’ll put terry Bradshaw ahead of brady also. The era you play in says alot. Did you play in a tough man era or flag football era. There’s many qbs in the toughest man era that are better than brady and his 6 flag football rings.

  22. Glad Pete and John failed on bringing AB in. There is a big lack of drama right now in Seattle and I like it. We don’t need to be celebrating a guy with mental problems who doesn’t belong out on the field. We don’t need to be paying millions to a guy who has all but abused the NFL’s brand image. Glad he’s about as far from Seattle as he can be.

  23. So tell me about this “era” you speak of. Is it the same era that the “Mel Blount rule” was enacted? Or that allowed you to put two coats of stickum on your hands. Or how about the rule that would have overturned the “immaculate reception”. I can see Montana getting hit by a 325 Dlineman that can run fast. Seeing that Oline men back then weighed 280 max.

  24. DK Metcalf balled out his first game with 80 plus yards and drawing a PI in the end zone. Tyler Lockett had a TD, big catches and an uncharacteristic deep ball drop. Antonio Brown on a run first offense would be worse than anything you got to see with Sherman at the end of his time here.

    Pete needs better TEs or better playcalling.

  25. margoadams says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:29 pm
    I’m old enough to remember the sports media crowing the Seahawks a dynasty before Carroll decided to pass the ball from the one yard line on second and goal.
    +++
    Pete didn’t decide it. The OC did. Pete let’s his coordinators coordinate. That was all Bevell.

  26. Again. “Admits” make it sound like a conspiracy. So they were involved. Oooh the world is over, NFL is changed forever. Mind you I can come up with 50 reasons why not to go after him. But the fact that people do? SMH.

  27. How dare Carroll admit the Seahawks were players in the AB pursuit after his release.

    Will Dungy tell Paul Allen he is disappointed with him? No, Tony only pleads his hurt feelings when the Patriots violate his moral code.

    Does this mean the Seahawks are also low class? Cheaters? Protected by Goodell? No, because the Seahawks have been a very good team, not the greatest franchise in the NFL’s 100 years. Hate is reserved for the team many fans, players, coaches and owners envy.

  28. dukeearl says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:20 pm
    The fix was in.

    AB wanted to be a Patriot and did all he could to force the issue.

    Not surprising. Patriots never saw a rule they weren’t willing to break in order to win.
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    So winning out in a bidding war is breaking the rules? But every tine multiple teams bud for a player one of them will win out, thats unavoidable. Gosh, how do teams survive free agent season? I would think everyone would be under NFL sanctions by the end of the first week.

  29. Severus13 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 8:23 pm
    dukeearl says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:20 pm
    The fix was in.

    AB wanted to be a Patriot and did all he could to force the issue.

    Not surprising. Patriots never saw a rule they weren’t willing to break in order to win.
    —————————————
    So winning out in a bidding war is breaking the rules? But every tine multiple teams bud for a player one of them will win out, thats unavoidable. Gosh, how do teams survive free agent season? I would think everyone would be under NFL sanctions by the end of the first week.

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    How do we even know there was a bidding war? For all we know AB told Rosenhaus to go get him a deal with true Patriots and they are the only team for which he has interest

  30. So when the news of his release first broke I texted my brother “sure hope Pete doesn’t think he can fix this guy.”

    Yeah, cuz I like knew he thought he could.

  31. And another thing: Am I the only one who is long past tired of Tony Dungy’s sanctimonious pontificating from his lofty moral perch? Who died and left him the moral arbiter of all things NFL?

    Shut up already.

  32. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 5:52 pm
    I’d rather go 0-16 , than win a superbowl with that disgraceful clown. The Patriots have ruined the nfl with their constant cheating for the past 20 years and their whining for rule changes

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    Time to sit down with someone and work that anger out.

  33. JustMyOpinion2000 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    It was already planned out that he would be playing in NE only. And that was figured out when he was still a Raider. He wasn’t going to play anywhere else.

    ==

    Fair point. AB never needed to talk to BB because they had already talked in the offseason (via CB, of course,) and the interest was already a known. AB had a pretty good idea that BB, after consulting TB, would be ready with an offer at the right time.

  34. All y’all call Brown a headcase and dumb, yada, yada, yada. AB said in Pittsburgh he was a “businessman” first then a FB player. He is one crazy smart dude. He wanted to be in NE and where is he now?

  35. Better get Mueller on the phone so that he can look into how A.B pulled off the biggest coup in NFL history. Played it perfectly he always wanted to go to New England, and when the Steelers said no way to a first round pick they sealed their fate. Brown went to Oakland with one goal in mind – To find a way out as quickly as possible and get to New England. Carr is not in the class of Big Ben as far as quarterbacks go, and as you saw on Sunday night Big Ben isn’t in Brady’s class not even close, and now A.B gets to catch passes from the greatest QB of all time…The winning never gets old #7Rings4Brady

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