2013 NFL Playoffs: Pete Carroll Choking Under Pressure

By Riley Schmitt
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

If you happened to watch the first half of the Seattle Seahawks, you would notice a few things. First off, the team has no pass rush. That might be the biggest issue right now but there is another one that is popping up. Head coach Pete Carroll may have had one of the worst coaching performances in his career in the first half.

Although some people have not have went for it on fourth down early in the game, I actually had no problem with that decision.  The play call was pretty brutal but I don’t think you can put that on Carroll.  He thought his team could use a spark and it just didn’t work out.

However, he butchered the clock so badly at the end of the first half.  The Seahawks needed points on their drive.  Even a field goal would have been a good takeaway.  Instead, the clock ran out before they could get a final snap off. That goes on the coaching staff right there.  You simply can’t have something that avoidable happen.  It might just end up being one of the final nails in the Seahawks coffin.

The second half could prove better for Carroll but he looks like he simply can’t deal with the pressure right now.  His team is getting smacked around and he wasn’t doing much to help stop it.  The clock issues that team ran into is something that every coach knows to avoid.  Carroll simply didn’t do it.

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