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January 26, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Five quick hits from Pete Carroll’s press conference Monday — Carroll thinks Browner was having fun with his comments

Seattle’s media availability for Monday has ended. Here are five quick hitters from coach Pete Carroll’s session:

  • Carroll was not asked about the comments of Brandon Browner during his time at the podium. As he left the tent, he was asked about the comments and said he hadn’t seen or heard them and asked back if Browner appeared to be having fun with it. Told that was a possibility Carroll said “good.”
  • Carroll was asked if he would talk to Richard Sherman about the comments he made the day before about the NFL and the relationship of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and commissioner Roger Goodell. Carroll said of Sherman that “I don’t think he knows the commissioner and Mr. Kraft very well.” But he also said that Sherman’s opinion is his opinion. “Richard has an outlook that Richard owns and he had an opinion about something,” Carroll said. Carroll said he and Sherman talk about everything so he would talk to Sherman about it. “But  whether I talk to him about it or not he is still going to have an opinion,” Carroll said.
  • Carroll was asked if the team would appeal the fine given to receiver Chris Matthews for grabbing his crotch following Marshawn Lynch’s TD run against the Packers. Carroll indicated they would not saying “I think that was a moment’s reaction I don’t know. Whatever happened, it was just an instant. I know it wasn’t planned. That kind of stuff just happens. Happened he got fined by the league. That’s all I really know about it.”
  • Carroll was also asked if he had talked to Lynch about the fact that the NFL has said it will penalize the Seahawks 15 yards if Lynch grabs his crotch in the Super Bowl.  Carroll responded that “you will never know. I will never answer that question. Sorry.” But he said he had talked to Lynch.
  • Carroll also talked about the Percy Harvin trade and said that it was “a very difficult choir” and that he knows it might have been “unpopular” from those looking from the outside. But he said it was “the only choice we could make at that time for us.” He said there was adjustment initially but that “we had to endure that” and “we since have come out of it. We have what we were looking for when we made that decision.”

 

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