Pete Carroll

After last night’s fiasco at the end of the first half between the Bills and Seahawks, Rex Ryan was understandably not happy. He certainly thought Richard Sherman roughed his kicker, and he made sure to tell everyone about how mad he was.

“I had some words,” Ryan said afterward. “I think I said, ‘You’re too good of a player to act like an ass.’ I think that’s what I said.”

Pete Carroll used an appearance on his weekly radio show today to respond to Ryan.

“I just wish he’d coach his own team,” Carroll said on the “Brock and Salk Show” on 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle.. “Just coach your own guys.”

Carroll also had some thoughts on Bills kicker Dan Carpenter.

“That guy [Carpenter], he hams it up a little bit, too, which made it bad,” Carroll said. “But he was able to play that same play, fortunately.”

NFL VP of officials Dean Blandino said that a roughing the kicker personal foul penalty should have been called.

“Then if a guy comes off the edge, they blow the whistle, and he comes and drills the quarterback, then they give you unnecessary roughness,” Carroll said. “That’s what the call should have been in that case.”


“He should avoid the contact if he hears the whistle,” Carroll said. “Otherwise he plays the play out.”

And for what it’s worth, the Bills are still pretty angry with the entire situation as well.

The entire sequence cost the Bills three points, which could have been critical at the end of the game when they were down six and looking for a TD to take the lead. Weird things happen on Monday nights in Seattle, and last night was no different.


About Matt Lichtenstadter

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