Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson did not seem to take head coach Pete Carroll’s comments too well following their loss to the Tennessee Titans.
The Seattle Seahawks seemed primed to earn their second win of the 2021 season this past Sunday at the expense of the Tennessee Titans. Seattle held a 24-9 lead at halftime, and watched Titans running back Derrick Henry find the end zone three times to send the game to overtime. The Titans then won 33-30 in overtime after the Seahawks went three-and-out on their only possession.
During a local radio interview with 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he wished quarterback Russell Wilson played it more conservatively. Specifically, Carroll wished that Wilson had chosen to check the ball down instead of targeting wide receiver Tyler Lockett deep downfield.
Wilson responded to Carroll’s critique on Thursday, and it appears he took exception to them.
… Wilson noted the pass was just 3-4 inches from being complete and “I’m not gonna change my mindset” and that he knows how to win games in those situations.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 23, 2021
Russell Wilson takes issue with Pete Carroll’s critique of overtime loss to Titans
“I think that ultimately the game happens so fast. You try to get the ball to Tyler [Lockett]. … He’s a pretty good player. But at the same time, the game happens fast. You know, you make a decision. We were backed up. Didn’t want to get hit on the first play, get sacked on it. So it’s one of those things, we were probably 3-4 inches off from completing it. One of those beautiful toe taps.”
After the first down pass attempt to Lockett, Wilson targeted D.K. Metcalf downfield, but that fell incomplete too.
Comments like the ones made by both Carroll and Wilson will definitely spark the flames of the trade reports that circulated throughout the offseason. Seattle will look to get back in the win column this Sunday when they face the Minnesota Vikings.