The Seattle Seahawks have made a shocking start to the 2015 NFL season.
Losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime at the weekend moved the Seahawks to 2-3 on the season, an unthinkable prospect just weeks ago.
The Seahawks have struggled all over the field and have been giving away stupid penalties non-stop, presumably through frustration of being just terrible. Michael Bennett decided to hit Andy Dalton multiple times during one interception and Pete Carroll spoke out about it yesterday.
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Lost His Mind
“He just lost his mind a little bit and went after the quarterback too aggressively,” Carroll said, according to the Seattle Times.
“I’ll tell you this, in the old days in interception returns that was kind of the style that you go after the quarterback and you tried to get a shot on him. That was like back in the sixties. Unfortunately, it was a real mistake.”
Carroll is damn right it was a real mistake. Just look at the video below and you can see the penalty Bennett commits. One has to wonder what the hell was going through his mind as he decided to a) spear a quarterback in the back and b) dive on top of Dalton, hitting the QB in the head in the process.
Bennett was rightly penalized, wiping out a desperately-needed long interception return, hurting his time in the process. Bennett probably should have been ejected in a fair and just world. He will undoubtedly be fined by the league.