For once, Seahawks penalties aren’t a red flag
Pete Carroll couldn’t wait to bring up the number of times his team was penalized in the season-opener at Green Bay.
In fact, he didn’t wait to bring it up.
“Oh, I didn’t mention,” Carroll said after last week’s game, “nobody asked about the penalties tonight. We had four penalties.”
It matched Seattle’s season-low from 2013, and it was a sign of significant progress for the Seahawks. Not only was Seattle penalized a league-high 128 last season, but the Seahawks ranked among the league’s six most-penalized teams in each of the past three years.
In Week 1, only four teams were penalized less often than Seattle.
“I’m really fired up about that,” Carroll said. “That’s shown up in this preseason with our first groups. We’re not getting penalized the way we have in years past. That’s a tremendous improvement for us.”