Pete Carroll must manage ‘rage’ of Seahawks play to clean up penalties

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The Seattle Seahawks seemed to have beat themselves on Sunday, giving up 10 penalties for 100 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. Seattle ultimately fell to Tennessee in overtime, a game the Seahawks were favored to win.

Coach Pete Carroll was asked about the penalty situation during his afternoon press conference on Monday and whether or not he has a solution to the problem.

“You have to be accustomed to being in that kind of rage that we play, and know how to manage it,” Carroll told reporters. “And we’ve got to stay cognizant of the rules and how people now the referees call the things – sometimes guys might lose the interpretation a little bit, but I thought the game was called well.”

A number of the penalties proved costly for Seattle but Carroll was quick to take responsibility without placing all the blame on what some would consider questionable officiating.

“I don’t think there were any calls of the ones that I’m referring to that were in big question, so it was just a matter of our guys have to just stay aware and make sure that they’re mindful of the situations that they’re in and make really good choices and decisions and protect us whenever they can,” Carroll explained.

“There was a game to be won there, and that’s why it’s a real disappointment to let them get away with it.”

The 1-1 Seahawks are set to square off against the Vikings in Minnesota Week 3.

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