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Pete Carroll says he should have gone for touchdown to end the half

Oct 13, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka (4) is congratulated by Jon Ryan (9) after kicking a 29-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Titans 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks won a big game out of division on Sunday afternoon at home, but it was an adventure, especially at and after the end of the first half.

After kicker Steven Hauschka tried to make a tackle and got crushed by Tennessee Titans cornerback Darius Reynaud, all heck broke loose upon Seattle. The backups were called into duty, which meant holder and punter Jon Ryan was asked to step over to kicker and special teams specialist and backup safety Chris Maragos was forced into holder duty.

While it seems an easy task, poor Maragos found out the hard way that placing the ball down for the kicker is apparently tougher than it looks. The ball slipped from his grasp, then when he tried to pick it up and run he was tackled and lost it again. The fumble led to a recovery and touchdown on the final play of the half that gave the Titans a 10-7 lead.

In the Monday press conference, coach Pete Carroll stepped up to the plate and put it on himself.

They had worked at it and were excited about the opportunity to pull it off. I wanted to go for the touchdown all the way through that sequence and all the sudden we were down there so close and I could’ve done it. But I just said, let’s see if they can get it done. I would really rather do that one all over again and just take a shot at the end zone and not expose them.

The good news is that Hauschka returned for the second half and hit on a field goal, but I think we know what will happen if he ever goes down again.

Topics: Football, Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks

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