Stop Trying To Convince Yourselves Seattle's Pass Call Wasn't Stupid

On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks made a grievously bad playcall, and Malcolm Butler won the Super Bowl for the Patriots, and millions of football-watching Americans reeled in reflexive disbelief at the sheer boneheadedness on display. » 2/04/15 5:27pm 2/04/15 5:27pm

Listen To Pete Carroll And Tom Brady React To Game-Ending Interception

Inside the NFL aired last night, and among those mic'd up were Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Patriots QB Tom Brady. And let's just cut to the part we all came for: the noises each made when Malcolm Butler picked off Russell Wilson to steal the championship for New England. » 2/04/15 10:55am 2/04/15 10:55am

Pete Carroll Denies Reports That He Changed Seahawks' Final Play

Pete Carroll, who subscribes to one of the more explosive conspiracy theories out there, categorically denies any truth to the conspiracy theory that the Seahawks' desire to make a Super Bowl hero out of Russell Wilson and not Marshawn Lynch led him to overrule the fateful playcall. » 2/03/15 9:45am 2/03/15 9:45am

The Patriots Knew Exactly What Was Coming

Legacies turn on so little. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick take their places among the greatest of all time, and Pete Carroll instantly goes from defending champion/genius to goat, all thanks to one inexplicable play call, yes, but even more so because of one aggressive move from a rookie who wasn't even supposed to be… » 2/02/15 9:25am 2/02/15 9:25am

Seattle's Game-Ending INT Makes No Sense No Matter How Much You Watch It

Presumably, you've seen this play by now. But repeated viewing is instructive, because enough looks at this miscarriage of tactics should put the lie to any rationalizations you might be batting around. » 2/02/15 12:25am 2/02/15 12:25am

Pete Carroll Tries To Explain What The Fuck He Was Thinking

Here is Pete Carroll fumbling around an explanation for why he decided to throw against the Patriots on 2nd-and-1 from the one-yard line instead of unleashing Marshawn Lynch a couple of times. In the next day or two you will read hundreds of paragraphs about why it was a bad decision, but I think this unnamed Seahawk… » 2/01/15 11:15pm 2/01/15 11:15pm

9/11 Truthers Love Pete Carroll

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, a bold truth seeker who isn't afraid to ask the difficult questions about what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001, has become a bit of a hero to those in the 9/11 truther movement. » 1/30/15 9:44am 1/30/15 9:44am

Here's How 9/11 Truther Pete Carroll Would Have Prevented The Iraq War

Seattle Times staff columnist Jerry Brewer's latest column begins with a conversation he had with Seattle Seahawks head coach and noted 9/11 truther Pete Carroll over a year ago. Somehow, the conversation veered into Carroll laying out his plan for handling the war in Iraq. » 10/22/14 11:11am 10/22/14 11:11am

Pete Carroll Bluffs His Way Through Press Conference About Rugby Leaguer

Rumors have had Jarryd Hayne talking with the Seahawks, so at his press conference yesterday, Pete Carroll was peppered with questions about the rugby league star who announced this week he's leaving Australia to chase his NFL dreams. He performed admirably, gushing about Hayne. The Seahawks PR guy then came out to… » 10/16/14 10:32am 10/16/14 10:32am

NFL Fines Pete Carroll, Seahawks For Contact In Offseason Practice

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will be fined approximately $300,000 for "excessive contact between players during a June 16 practice," according to Chris Mortensen. The team will also lose two minicamp practices next season. Another report said the NFL Players Association looked into a possible violation after a fight… » 8/26/14 5:54pm 8/26/14 5:54pm

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Has Pete Carroll Been Tipping Draft Picks On Twitter?

On Thursday, before the draft started, Pete Carroll fired off a series of tweets with the hashtag "SeahawksDraftClues." Included within the tweets were videos from relatively famous comedy bits or movies, with the idea being that followers could find a clue to a Seattle draft pick somewhere within the clip. It's like … » 5/12/14 10:15pm 5/12/14 10:15pm

No, Pete Carroll Doesn't Have A "9/11" Tattoo On His Wrist

One photo taken immediately after Super Bowl XLVIII shows an unidentified Seattle Seahawk—with a "9/11" tattoo on his wrist—holding the Lombardi Trophy. One tipster asked if the ink belonged to head coach Pete Carroll, which would be interesting, considering his thoughts on the September 11th attacks. It isn't, but we… » 2/05/14 7:46pm 2/05/14 7:46pm

How The Seahawks' NFL-Best Defense Runs On Pressure

The Seattle Seahawks have the league's most dominant defense, one that prides itself on brutality—usually legal, but not always—and turnovers. The catalyst for all those interceptions and fumbles is an uncommon defensive scheme that prioritizes one thing above all others: Pressure. » 1/10/14 3:00pm 1/10/14 3:00pm

This GIF Of Pete Carroll As A Wealthy Robber Baron Will Make You Smile

Admit it: Whenever you watch Pete Carroll do his cocksure sideline strut routine, you can't help but picture him wearing a monocle and a top hat while swinging a cane at poor people. The original is from last year, but the photoshopped gif you see above has been making the rounds for a while. Larry Brown Sports » 12/03/13 5:19pm 12/03/13 5:19pm

Pete Carroll, 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist

Last spring, the Seahawks coach sat down with the army's former vice chief of staff. Carroll wanted to know whether the attack on the Pentagon had really happened. Even after the four-star general told him many of his colleagues had been killed, Carroll was still "skeptical." » 9/11/13 9:30am 9/11/13 9:30am