Pete Carroll says Seahawks ‘lost our minds a little bit’ on Sunday

The turning point for the Seahawks in their Week 1 loss to the Rams seemed to be a missed field goal in the second quarter. Jason Myers connected on his first two field goal attempts of the game, but on that occasion he missed a gimme from 39 yards out that doinked off the right goal post.

Whatever wind they had in their sails seemed to evaporate after that and Seattle came out completely flat in the second half. By contrast, the Rams came out of the locker room highly motivated and ran up the score 23-0 until the final whistle.

Along the way, Tyler Lockett took a shot to the head, both Charles Cross and Abe Lucas went down and Seattle’s offense totally imploded. Meanwhile, Bobby Wagner and Uchenna Nwosu tried to stop the bleeding on the other end, but it was no use as the Seahawks defense got torched over the middle again and again on crossing routes by Matt Stafford and two no-name receivers. Things finally boiled over in the fourth quarter when wide receiver DK Metcalf had a meltdown jawing with Rams defensive backs.

After it was all over, head coach Pete Carroll admitted his team lost their composure, per Mike Dugar at the Athletic.

“We lost our minds a little bit… That shows you the frustration based on the expectations that we were gonna be better and not be in that situation. I don’t like seeing us like that — that looks terrible.”

Ultimately, it’s on Carroll to keep control of his troops in the heat of the moment so this particular failure is on him.

We expect this team to bounce back and at least make it very interesting in Detroit next weekend. However, in the bigger picture, it’s becoming increasingly clear each season that when Sean McVay has anything close to a full deck Carroll and his Seahawks are simply no match for him.

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