Questionable moves from Carroll help sink Seahawks

Published on October 30, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

Coach Pete Carroll wanted to give Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson an extra week of rest for his injured pectoral and Charlie Whitehurst one more chance to prove he could be a viable NFL starter.Carroll’s decision proved wrong, and it wasn’t his only bad choice on Sunday.And now he’s dealing with a frustrated 2-5 team.”I think there is a lot of stuff that we have to work on, and I don’t mind telling you; there’s things that we can fix and there’s things that we need to work on,” Carroll said. “I need to help them as much as I can, and not get them in difficult situations.”

Jackson came off the bench to throw for a career-high 323 yards, but he couldn’t make up for breakdowns in special teams and Carroll’s clock mismanagement in Cincinnati’s 34-12 win over the Seahawks.Seattle dropped its second straight and has just one touchdown in its past two games despite Jackson throwing passes all over the field against the Bengals.But the Seahawks were playing behind from the start when the decision was made to go with Whitehurst.Jackson went through his most extensive week of practice since suffering the injury in Week 5 against the Giants, yet Carroll felt he needed one more week of rest.”I was hoping for another week,” Carroll said. “As you could see, he could throw the ball well enough to play,

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