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Stats & Eggs: Does Pete Carroll excel in close games?

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The Seahawks always seem to play in games that come down to the wire. Since the start of 2019 alone, the team’s games have been decided by an average of 6.7 points. It seems like the games against the 49ers have been even closer than that.

We all remember Week 17 of last season, but think back to the earlier game from 2019. Seattle is in prime position to win the game in overtime on a field goal until Dre Greenlaw snatches the ball out of the air and sets up the 49ers for a game-winning field goal attempt. Unfortunately, backup kicker Chase McGlaughlin duck-hooked a 47-yarder and the Seahawks eventually kicked their own field goal to win it just before the end of overtime.

Does Seattle have some sort of late-game secret sauce that gives them a leg up on other teams? Pete Carroll was asked about that yesterday on a conference call.

“We’ve been in a lot of those kinds of games over the years. I feel like I’ve coached in a ton of them. I do everything I can to make our team as poised and composed in all situations. You’ve got to go through those situations to get used to it.”

That response didn’t sit well with me, and I had to vent a little bit. Hence, today’s episode of Stats & Eggs. TLDL version: It has nothing to do with you, Pete!

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-Kyle Shanahan’s weird practice habit that throws everybody for a loop

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