Pete Carroll Takes Shot at Patriots’ Home Crowd: ‘Not a Great Place, Fans Aren’t Loud’
After a 31-24 victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll delivered a parting shot to Pats fans.
From 1997-1999, Carroll was the head coach of the Patriots before he was fired. After Sunday’s win, he took the opportunity to call out the fans for being so quiet during a heated and close game.
“It’s not a great place. They weren’t nuts. It’s because they’re so used to winning,” Carroll said Monday on 710 Seattle, according to ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “There was a time when they kicked their last field goal to go ahead, and it was like a round of applause for the nice effort. Gosh, our guys would be going berserk. We’re so hungry for it. It’s a gorgeous setting, beautiful arena and the fans, just the whole thing. It’s really classy.”
Carroll seemed to enjoy this win much more than any other because of the past history with the team.
“It was pretty fun. I’ve gotta admit, I haven’t had more fun just enjoying a win, really,” Carroll said. “So there’s some stuff in there somewhere. But it was a freakin’ blast. The game was, the way that people were yelling at me walking on and off the field.”
“There was a lot of, ‘Thanks for throwing it.’ That kind of stuff, all that kind of garbage,” Carroll said. “They were just being themselves. It was great. It was classic.”