It’s been six years since the Patriots knocked out Seattle in the XLIX Super Bowl – damn, Malcolm Butler is no longer on the team – but Pete Carroll is still not above defeat.
The Seahawks coach made the now infamous decision to throw the 1 yard line rather than turn the ball over to Marshawn Lynch, but Butler burned it. Appointed to the 2010 All-Decade team alongside Bill Belichick, Carroll explained how difficult it was to recover from this organizational loss in an interview on NFL.com – and admitted that he still stings.
“It was such an emotional way to lose for everyone, and we had to rebuild everyone’s brains,” said Carroll. “We just clubbed our way through this. I tried to make sure I was steadfast. So that was the challenge: to take into account the mourning and all that, then see what the problems were, then put the situation together. Yeah, it was hard. It was a difficult challenge. It was really difficult for some players. And some of us will never get over it. “
And they say coaching is not brain surgery.
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