Former Seahawks Claim Pete Caroll Favors Russell Wilson | Heavy.com | Trending News

2018-09-18T09:37:50+00:00 September 18th, 2018|


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former CE Lux claim Pete Carroll favors Russell Wilson heavy comm a Sports Illustrated article by Greg Bishop and Robert Clem code detailed the divide in the Seattle Seahawks locker room prior to this offseason when the team moved on from many of their top defensive players one of the key points the piece makes is how much russell wilson was resented by some of his former teammates in part because he was perceived to be receiving preferential treatment from head coach Pete Carroll the majority of the story sites anonymous former Seahawks players discussing the decline of the franchise and the mistrust of Carroll’s tactics [Applause] Sports Illustrated detailed one occasion when Carroll approached defensive players and asked them not to criticize Wilson in practice the dismantling of a great defense dates back to one random 2014 practice which he SPN first reported last summer as a catalyst for the Seahawks rift that afternoon Sherman intercepted Wilson the two traded words and Sherman yelled you F suck as he flipped the ball back at the quarterback the pic itself wasn’t as important as what happened afterward when several players who spoke to see said Carroll gathered his offensive and defensive leaders and told them they needed to protect Wilson to treat him more gently than they would their other teammates those same players had been indoctrinated into the NFL the exact way they were trying to teach Wilson with merciless competition as the way to bring out the best in each other by never letting a lab slide by talking as after interceptions even in practice in the meeting they told Carroll exactly that this is making him one of our own one player said while several others nodded according to two who are in the room he’s got to go through the process no Carol told them not Wilson he protected him one Seahawk says and we hated that anytime the eff up Peter would never say anything not on a team meeting not publicly never if Russ had a terrible game he would always talk about how resilient he was we’re like what the f are you talking about the Seahawks never recovered from the team not giving Marshawn Lynch the ball in Super Bowls licks this is not the first time an in-depth profile of the Seahawks has pointed to the rift between the offense and defense Seattle opted to move on this offseason from several of their top defenders including Michael Billy and Richard Sherman some of this tension dates back to the seahawks decision to pass the ball on the 1-yard line during Super Bowl slicks rather than handing the ball off to Marshawn Lynch Sports Illustrated suggested that former offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell made the call but some of the team held the decision against Carroll many humans at how Wilson was treated differently now believed truly believed that Carroll had called a past play to give Wilson a better chance to win the Super Bowl MVP award and decreased Marshawn Lynch’s chances perhaps conveniently ignoring that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell might have actually called the play garlis the players say that call contradicted what Carroll always said publicly that he wanted to run the ball and play great defense that that’s how he built the Seahawks to be tough and stop those and let Lynch bulldoze Seattle to victory after victory again several players felt that Carroll said one thing and did another and this time it had cost them a repeat Super Bowl title Carroll denied locker room tension since the article was published Carroll and Wilson have said little about the story except for their desire to move on from disgruntled former players only that obviously I didn’t do a very good job of teaching because one of the main principles in our teaching is that we are not going to worry about what’s happened all our focus goes on what’s coming right now Carroll told Sports Illustrated and so that’s a discipline that we learn and I just haven’t taught it well enough whether you win or whether you lose or whatever happens you need to move forward and leave stuff behind and go so other than that I don’t care about it some former teammates did not agree with some people’s assessment of the situation former Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril believes all quarterbacks are treated a little differently in the NFL you’re not going to talk crazy to Tom Brady at practice Averell told Sports Illustrated you’re not going to talk crazy to Aaron Rodgers at practice you might get kicked out of practice if you do that to me it’s absurd to think a quarterback will be treated the same all the time there’s a hierarchy in everything so why wouldn’t they expect the same for this guy question mark and the problem is at one point we were allowed people were allowed to talk trash to him