Seahawks hope penalty problems just 1 week issue



RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll spent most of last season dealing with the Seattle Seahawks’ inordinate amount of penalties.

There were 138 to be exact, a franchise record and the second most in the NFL last season.

So with the penalty problem being a point of emphasis, what did the Seahawks do in the season opener at Arizona? They committed 13 more infractions, tied for the most in Week 1.

While the Seahawks have scouted officials in the past, they’re doing a bit more now with the replacement officials working the games. Carroll says scouting the officials with the team gives him a chance to focus on the penalty issue.