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October 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM

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

Posted by Danny O'Neil

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 then and not take a chance on converting on fourth down.

"Our guy, Steven's kicking the ball really well. He bombed one in practice on a long field-goal situation a week ago that was a monster kick so I know he can kick the ball far enough to do that. So we took a shot at just capturing the moment to win the football game right there, following a great comeback, and unfortunately it didn't happen. I'm fine about it. I knew clearly what I wanted to do at the time and went for it. I'm not looking back at it."

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I probably would have gone for the yardage. T-Jack was going good and from that distance it's probably less than 10% chace he'll make it....  Posted on October 4, 2011 at 1:28 PM by GMd2. Jump to comment
@W.Traveler - What did you want him to do? You would be complaining they didn't attempt a FG if they failed to convert on 4th and 8....  Posted on October 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM by Kylemac5. Jump to comment
translation:"I'm not goin to admit I was wrong. Its a sign of weakness."  Posted on October 4, 2011 at 9:04 AM by W. Traveler. Jump to comment

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