Seahawks' Pete Carroll: NFL open to discussing pass interference rule
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the NFL will speak with teams about the new emphasis on pass interference and possibly adjust as the season goes on, the Tacoma News Tribune's Gregg Bell reports.
The league's emphasis on enforcing pass interference has been noticeable during the preseason. During the Patriots-Eagles game, there were 28 penalties called and 21 accepted.
“I hope that the league office will be open to the conversation. They already are, and I’ve already heard from them,” Carroll said. “They’re open to the conversation about how it’s going. It doesn’t seem quite right. It seems like there are too many calls being made and too many incidental calls that seem to be affecting the game. So, we’ll see. … It’s obviously different. So, the question is: Is it better? I don’t know. Hopefully, we will have a good conversation about it.”
The Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" has been mentioned frequently during the conversation surrounding the added attention on pass interference. Seattle gave up 172 passing yards per game last season, best in the NFL.
The reigning Super Bowl champions open the regular season at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
[H/T Pro Football Talk]
- Paul Palladino