Pete Carroll disagrees with Jeremy Lane ejection: I didn’t see a punch
The Seattle Seahawks were dealt a significant blow early in their game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday when cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected for throwing a punch. Pete Carroll did not agree with the call.
Following his team’s 17-9 loss, Carroll said he did not see Lane throw a punch at Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. He said he was “disappointed” that the officials didn’t get together to discuss such an important decision further.
“I didn’t see the punch at all,” Carroll told reporters, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “It’s just such a drastic thing to do that I wish they would have had cooperation from more than one official because it’s such a big call.”
No replay that was shown by FOX featured a punch from Lane. The call came after Seattle intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass and returned it for a touchdown, though the play would have been nullified by a block in the back call even if Lane wasn’t flagged for the alleged punch.
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Lane may have been frustrated after he was taunted by Randall Cobb on the drive where he was ejected, but there’s a big difference between unnecessary roughness and throwing a punch. With such a significant call, you can’t blame Carroll for wishing the referees got together to confirm what one official saw was what actually happened.