Authentic Justin Hardy Jersey Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took issue with the way officials ejected starting cornerback Jeremy Lane after they deemed that he threw a punch at Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during Seattle’s season-opening 17-9 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.
Authentic Connor Barwin Jersey Lane was involved in a scuffle with Adams at the end of a wild play in the first quarter.
Green Bay’s defense had its way up front, leaving Russell Wilson running for his life and keeping the Seahawks’ passing from ever finding any rhythm.
I didn’t see the punch at all, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. I’m disappointed that play would have such a magnitude on the game. You guys have seen more of it than I have; I just saw a little thing on the telephone here after the game. It’s just such a drastic thing to do that I wish they would have had cooperation from more than one official and just talk about it and figure it out, because it’s such a big call. … But that’s what they saw. One guy saw it and that’s what they went with. I’m anxious to hear how the league tells how that went and what should happen there.
Lane was not seen in the Seahawks’ locker room after the game.
You can’t throw a punch, Adams said. If they see it, they’re going to call it. If you throw a punch at somebody, [which] makes no sense when they have a helmet on anyway, you’ve got to deal with the consequences.
Adams added that he was partly at fault.
We were just rolling around on the ground, Adams said. And it was something that definitely I shouldn’t have been doing, either.
The scuffle between Lane and Adams occurred after Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Nazair Jones intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass at the line of scrimmage. An illegal block in the back on Seattle’s Cliff Avril during Jones’ return negated what would have been a touchdown.