Pete Carroll apologetic after fake punt with huge lead


The Seattle Seahawks had a convincing victory in hand against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Up by 30 points early in the fourth quarter the Seahawks faked a punt for a 29 yard gain. They kicked a field goal to up the score to 50-17.

Carroll must have known the move would raise some eyebrowls after the Seahawks plastered the Arizona Cardinals last week 58-0. By putting up 50 points against the Bills, Seattle became just the third team to score 50 points in back to back weeks.

“I feel bad about this,” Carroll told the media after the game. “I hear from the guys about the fake punt. That was part of our game plan. It was something I could have called off and I didn’t. It was an automatic for us, and I didn’t do it. It just happened. We’re trying to make first downs, so I let it go. It’s unfortunate that it comes across that we’re doing something wrong there. That’s my fault totally for not stopping it from happening.

“It was a very well executed play, we were looking forward to doing it, and when it popped up, it was just late in the game,” he said.