Pete Carroll downplays spat between Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is, at least publicly, downplaying the tension between two of his star defenders.
After safety Earl Thomas and linebacker Bobby Wagner publicly traded barbs after the team’s blowout loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Carroll said he wasn’t concerned about long-term repercussions, blaming the controversy on emotion in the heat of the moment and the availability of social media.
Carroll says "I'm not worried about anything going forward'' with Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner. Calls it immediate emotions and impact of social media.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 18, 2017
Regardless of how Carroll feels about the players and the controversy, it sounds like the Seahawks had big changes planned on defense even before this happened. The situation in Seattle just doesn’t seem particularly sustainable anymore.