Seahawks’ Pete Carroll reflects on emotional loss to Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX
Longtime Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has encountered quite a bit of success during his time in the Pacific Northwest. However, Carroll and company did suffer one unforgettable and infamous loss as a result of Super Bowl XLIX as the New England Patriots seemingly stole a championship away from the surging Seahawks.
As one can imagine, Carroll has since admitted that such a loss was an emotional one in Seattle. This hardly comes as a surprise considering the fact that the Seahawks were literally inches away from a Super Bowl victory.
“It was such an emotional way to lose for everybody, and we had to rebuild everybody’s brain,” Carroll recently said, via NFL.com. “We just bludgeoned our way through that. I tried to just make sure that I was unwavering. So, that was the challenge: To allow for the grieving and all of that, and then see what the issues were, and then put it back together. Yeah, that was hard. It was a hard challenge. It was really hard on some players. And some of us will never get over it.”
On the other hand, though, Carroll did manage to lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory as Seattle notably defeated the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos as a result of Super Bowl XLVIII. Not only that, but the Seahawks routed the Broncos by the lopsided score of 43-8 back in February 2014. Thanks to his continued success in Seattle, Carroll was recently named to the NFL’s “All-Decade Team” for the 2010s.