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The Seahawks have struggled with penalties this season and Breno Giacomini has been a lightning rod for yellow hankies.
There was an outcry for him to be benched or worse after two costly penalties last week.
I took a different approach, mostly because even with the mistakes he is far better than any other healthy option on the roster.
Pete Carroll believes Giacomini and the rest of the roster could get a handle on the penalty issues and that was certainly the case on Sunday. The team cut penalties down to just four for 30 yards.
Clint Gresham, the long snapper, and center Max Unger were both called for a false start. Paul McQuistan was called for holding.
Giacomini did have another costly penalty, as his holding call nullified a 26-yard scramble by Russell Wilson to convert on third down. Then again, if Giacomini hadn't pulled down Rob Ninkovich he would have sacked Wilson, who chose to roll out of a clean pocket.