Pete Carroll has hit back at the NFL after he and the Seattle Seahawks were handed down big fines by the National Football League.
Carroll and the team have also been docked two practices in 2015 for what the league had deemed overly physical practices in minicamps back in June. He was not happy with the decision.
According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Carroll said:
"The first year (2012, when the Seahawks were also docked for overly physical practices), they had some question with how we worked, and then we had a great year last year. And we took from last year and tried to do things better than last year with the same tone and the same thought. They decided otherwise when they looked at the film or something."
"We had a couple instances that they took note to. But we're always competing here. That's how we do this."
"We're trying to do things exactly right," Carroll said today. "We're not trying to push it over the top. We're trying to do things exactly right.
"After the year before and at the halfway point of camp we heard we got a really good report about the way we're working so we stayed with it. And then in our mini camp there was an incident that they took note to. I'm really disappointed because I don't want to be doing things wrong. I want to be doing things right. I want to show exactly how to do it.
"When we're competing like we do, we're trying to do things the best you can possibly do it. Unfortunately this decision makes it look otherwise."
You can actually see a video of Carroll talking about the importance of practice in this video here...