“We Tried to Save Geno”: Pete Carroll Reveals the Secret to Seahawks Riveting Success

Published 12/19/2023, 12:14 AM EST

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The Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks 20-17. From the start, Philly had strong control over the game. But in the final drive during the last quarter, Drew Lock and the team took advantage of the ball possession, leading his team to score three more points against the Eagles.

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Coach Pete Carroll is happy with the team ending the losing streak, and he shared his delight in the post-game presser. Furthermore, he shared the reason behind choosing Drew Lock over Geno Smith in a crucial Week 15 clash.

Pete Carroll disclosed the reason for choosing Drew Lock

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After destroying the Eagles for the 8th consecutive time, Pete Carroll dealt quite patiently with the media, answering all sequenced questions. He even went on to reveal what led to an impressive performance as this in the post-match press conference. When asked about Drew Lock’s performance, he revealed that Drew did most of the reps during the practice.

He also added that it was done to protect their QB1, Geno Smith. Carroll commented that, “We tried to save Geno” which allowed Lock to bring out his best during the matchup.

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This strategy allowed the team to grab dominance over the Eagles and secure a solid victory after being behind in the scores for the first three quarters.

The final drive that changed the game!

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Drew Lock and the Seattle Seahawks had a crucial drive that lasted only 1 minute and 24 seconds. During this drive, Lock threw the ball for a total of 92 yards, and a key moment was a 29-yard pass to rookie receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Smith-Njigba made an impressive catch, using a smart move to get past the opposing cornerback and securing the ball just inside the out-of-bounds line.

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This play gave the Seahawks a 20-17 lead, marking the first time they were ahead in the entire game. The Hawks managed to secure a win when Julian Love made his second interception of the game, both in the fourth quarter, with only 6 seconds left.

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This victory ended a four-game losing streak, improved the Seahawks record to 7-7, and significantly boosted their chances of making it to the playoffs.

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