After losing on Monday Night Football in Washington, Pete Carroll made it utterly clear to everyone that he wanted to continue to move forward. He wanted to work hard as always and find the fix to the offensive struggles. Being the ultimate competitor that he is, the Seattle Seahawks went and signed HB Adrian Peterson. Who, by the way, scored a touchdown and showed that he can still be a physical runner.
But, how about the fake punt early on? Given the number of three-and-outs that Seattle has had over the last couple of weeks, we honestly should have expected something like this. But, pinned in your own territory against a red hot team, running a fake punt on your opening drive was ballsy. That play to me highlighted the amount of significance that Pete Carroll put on this game.
I am sure he has heard all of the noise about changes coming to Seattle in the offseason. There were even reports earlier in the week that acting team owner, Jody Allen, is not happy about how the season has unfolded. Well, why should she be happy? This team is better than their record shows and they all know it. Pete did what he has been best at over the last decade, responding in the optimistic, upbeat fashion that has made him so beloved in Seattle.
He knows from here on out, the pressure is on. Another play that signifies that is late in the 4th quarter on what would have been the put-away drive – if Gerald Everett hadn’t fumbled at the one-yard line – when Seattle went for it on fourth and one with no hesitation. Quite frankly, if Everett didn’t fumble, it would have been fourth and goal from the one in which Seattle probably would have gone for it again. The team showed a tremendous amount of heart and I believe this game will help spark and propel the Seattle Seahawks to a strong finish.