The Seattle Seahawks were dinged by the NFL yesterday after overpracticing. Yeah, overpracticing. Only the Seahawks could excessively practice and still inspire so little fear in their foes. The NFL said Coach Pete Carroll allowed too much contact in recent practices, a violation of collective bargaining rules.
But Carroll had a reasonable explanation: “It wasn’t, you know, play after play after play. It was a few plays that stood out where guys made mistakes trying too hard and competing too much.” That’s the first time I’ve heard the boys in blue and neon green accused of overcompeting.
The Hawks will pay the price, with the league yanking two practices from them this week as punishment. Will the players rest too hard too?
Now that’s how you come up small.