Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/17/13
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Where it all went wrong for Seattle against Atlanta Alright Seattle Seahawks fans, it’s time to step back from the ledge and do what we do best; point the finger at who cost us a shot at Lombardi’s trophy. And for this, we have to start at the top—head coach Pete Carroll. Yes, it’s true that the Hawks fared far better than pre-season expectations. And yes, it’s true that Carroll’s own instincts allowed us fans to witness the emergence of a dynamic young quarterback.  But just what was going through his mind in short-yardage situations on Sunday? Actually, we’ll get to that later.  The first call I would like to bring up was the fourth-down situations in the first half, where kicking a field goal seemed to be completely forbidden by Carroll. Unless Kicker Steven Hauschka was more banged up than we were lead to believe, the Hawks could have secured an easy three points twice. But sensing a weakness, Ol’ Pete went searching for major scores, both times coming up empty handed.  Just thi...
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