Report: Pete Carroll tackled a whiteboard so hard last weekend that he shattered it
SEATTLE – Pete Carroll did perhaps the most Pete Carroll thing ever Saturday night as the Seattle Seahawks were preparing for the Minnesota Vikings, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
The man got so pumped up, he tackled a whiteboard.
SI’s Greg Bishop reports that the Seahawks’ coach got so jacked up while he was talking to safety Kam Chancellor that he charged across a hotel ballroom in downtown Minneapolis and form-tackled the whiteboard, breaking it into pieces.
Carroll, by the way, is 64 years old.
SI talked to a few players about it; here’s what they had to say.
Richard Sherman: “We already know he’s the craziest, kookiest coach around. But I was like, he must be getting senile now.”
Doug Baldwin: “I was like, he’s trippin’. Like, this old man is trying to hurt himself.”
Michael Bennett: “Of all the crazy s— that Pete has done, this is Top 1, probably.”
The insanity continued the next day, of course, when the Minnesota Vikings inexplicably missed a chip-shot field goal in the waning moments to give the Seahawks a 10-9 victory.
Seattle moves on to face the Carolina Panthers next Sunday at 10:05 a.m. on Q13 FOX. Coverage begins at 6 a.m. on the home of the Seahawks.