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Share: Pete Carroll, left, walks off the field after Sunday's loss. (AP Photo) Our main story from Sunday’s 30-28 Seahawks loss to Atlanta focused on Pete Carroll’s decision to have Steven Hauschka try a 61-yard field goal with 13 seconds left instead of trying to pick up eight yards to move the chains and get closer. We made our own opinion known. Now it’s your turn. Did Carroll really give his team the best chance to win by sending the field-goal unit out there? Or would they have been better off trying to get the first down, making the kick more manageable in the process? That’s your Monday poll question. Did the Seahawks do the right thing by trying a 61-yard field goal? Yes. Like Pete Carroll said, it at least gave them a chance to win the game. No. The kick wasn't makeable and they should have tried to get the first down. View Results  Loading ... For more Seattle Seahawks news, visit the front page of the Seattle Seahawks blog.

Carroll: "We grew more today"

Even in defeat, a 30-28 loss to Atlanta, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was somewhat upbeat, and believes his team made progress today “Last week was terrific to get the win, but we gained more today,” Carroll said. “And I think we grew more today. And we understand what we can do better. And I thought that it was just something that needed to be noted. But we...

Pete Carroll on FG: 'I'm not looking back at it'

RENTON -- Coach Pete Carroll was asked if he had any second thoughts about electing to attempt a 61-yard field goal with kicker Steven Hauschka instead of going for it on fourth-and-8."Only that I wish it would have gone," Carroll said. "You easily could have gone the other side on that. It's one of those coach's choices, but I wanted to win the game right...

Coach Carroll hopes Seahawks can build off rally

That Pete Carroll was being asked Monday if he was second-guessing his decision to attempt a potential game-winning 61-yard field goal spoke to how impressive Seattle's rally was from a 20-point deficit. It also spoke to how awful the Seahawks were in the first 30 minutes of Sunday's 30-28 loss to Atlanta. Carroll wasn't backtracking a day later from his decision to...

Seahawks: To Kick Or Not To Kick…that is the ?

Brett Bivens one of our Seattle Seahawks writers wonders what Pete Carroll was thinking on Sunday vs. the Atlanta Falcons. Instead of going for it on fourth down, Carroll sent out Kicker Steven Hauschka for the lengthy 61 yard Field goal attempt. Hauschka's career long is 54 yards. The longest kick ever made at Seattle's stadium is 55 yards. You do the math...should he have kicked?

Pete Carroll has no regrets about long FG decision

Share: Pete Carroll said he doesn't regret his decision to attempt a 61-yard field goal near the end of Sunday's loss to the Falcons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) RENTON — There was just one thing that bothered coach Pete Carroll about his decision to have Steven Hauschka try a 61-yard field goal on the Seahawks’ final possession on Sunday. “Only that I wish it...

Pete Carroll was wrong to try 61-yard field goal

Seahawks coach should have put ball in hands of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and trusted his offense.

VIDEO: Pete Carroll revisits Sunday’s loss to Atlanta

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LB Matt McCoy suffers knee sprain, out indefinitely

RENTON -- Linebacker Matt McCoy suffered a knee sprain on the first play of Sunday's game, and while coach Pete Carroll did not specify how long McCoy will be out, he did state McCoy will miss some time.It is not believed to be a season-ending injury, according to Carroll.McCoy was one of Seattle's core special-teams players, and he also played linebacker in the team'...

Falcons fly West to face Seahawks

SEATTLE - When Pete Carroll looks at the personnel Atlanta will bring to Seattle on Sunday, he can't fathom a...

Give them a chance? Pete Carroll explains decision to kick 61-yard FG

Share: Steven Hauschka attempts a potential game-winning field goal against Atlanta on Sunday. He missed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) In the end, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll insisted, it was all about giving his team a chance to win the game. So let the debate rage over whether he actually fulfilled that desire. Facing a 4th-and-8 at the Atlanta 43-yard line with 16 seconds...

Pete Carroll says Matt McCoy has ‘significant’ knee sprain, but not out for season

Share: Matt McCoy RENTON — Seahawks linebacker Matt McCoy is going to be out for a while, but coach Pete Carroll said McCoy’s knee injury isn’t necessarily season-ending. Carroll categorized the injury as a “significant knee sprain,” but said he doesn’t think surgery will be necessary and McCoy could return before the end of the season. McCoy was taken off the...

Matt McCoy out indefinitely with knee sprain

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that linebacker Matt McCoy suffered a serious knee sprain against Atlanta on Sunday and will be out for awhile, but does not need surgery and is expected to return at some point this season. So the team at this point does not anticipate placing him on the season-ending, injured reserve list. “He got a significant knee sprain that it’s...

Seahawks LB Matt McCoy May Have A Serious Knee Injury

The Seahawks may have lost one of their key special teams players. Coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday’s 30-28 loss to Atlanta that linebacker Matt McCoy suffered a knee injury, the severity of which is not yet entirely known. Carroll didn’t come out and say that McCoy will be out for the season, but his words implied that the linebacker could be done for a while. “That’s going...

Falcons 30, Seahawks 28

Every Seahawks loss is a gut punch to me- But I bounce back quicker from certain losses, and my emotions evolved from crushing disappointment to hopeful optimism within minutes after Hauschka's 61-yard attempt fell short. Why am I going to go through the next week without the usual fog of despair that typically overcomes me after a Seahawks loss? 1. They fought. Yes, the Seahawks...
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