Originally posted on Seahawks Blog  |  Last updated 10/31/11
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Coach Pete Carroll couldn't have been clearer when talking about the decision to put the ball on the ground and effectively eliminate Seattle's ability to kick field goal before halftime. "I need to do a better job," he said, "and make sure that we get our points when we get our opportunities." Sounds reasonable enough, right? What more can you say when the man raises his hand and says, "My fault. Shouldn't happen again." Except Carroll didn't say that Sunday. He said it last year after a first-half gamble went belly-up in Week 3 against San Diego. The Seahawks had the ball at the Charger 2, 19 seconds remaining and no timeouts. They opted for a quarterback sneak on third down, and when quarterback Matt Hasslebeck was tackled at the 1, Seattle couldn't hustle its field-goal unit out to attempt the kick before time expired. "I got a little bold about our situation," Carroll said the day after that game. "We need to take care of business better." • Pete Carroll takes blame for Seahawk...
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