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This is honestly a tough call because Pete Carroll and John Schneider rebuilt this team essentially from scratch. Along the way, both men were subjected to constant criticism, and many of their moves were scrutinized.
Carroll has made a living this season by being aggressive and not shying away from tough challenges.
Unfortunately, Seattle had some opportunities to get points in the first half, and it chose to stay aggressive. You could argue that this came back to bite the Seahawks at the end of a close game.
Instead of kicking two field goals, the Seahawks were blanked in the first half. How much better would the score have looked at 20-13 or 27-20 instead of 20-7 and 27-14?
Clock management was also very questionable in the final two minutes of the game. The Seahawks got the score, but they also let a lot of time tick off the clock.
I don’t blame Carroll for the timeout on the final kick. I think every coach would have done that.
Yes, the Seahawks battled back and almost pulled off a miracle. However, I have to argue that Seattle could have put itself in a better position earlier in the game.