A number of mixed opinions have surfaced since Greg Schiano ordered the Bucs to play hard until the final whistle against the Giants last Sunday. Tom Coughlin was the most upset about it and Justin Tuck didn’t seem too far behind. Jerry Jones thinks the kneel-down play should be eliminated altogether and we here at LBS don’t see what all the fuss is about. Neither does Pete Carroll.
During his press conference on Thursday, the Seahawks head coach praised Schiano for the approach.
“I’m glad it was brought up like this because I think it was a competitor competing and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” Carroll said according to Pro Football Talk. “That’s exactly what you should do: Try to win the game. And there was a chance to win the game on that play and I thought Greg did exactly the right thing. And I would do exactly the same thing if in the same situation. So I don’t see where there’s any reason to think other than that. It’s about competing to try to make the play to win the football game. That’s it. And protect your quarterback.”
When asked why he hasn’t done the same thing if he thinks it’s such a smart play, Carroll said he simply hadn’t thought of it. If that’s the case, I guess he’s saying we can expect to see the Seahawks do the same this season if they find themselves down one possession with their opponents in the victory formation. We’ll just see about that.
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