One of the highlights of Pete Carroll's Friday night was watching rookie Tyler Lockett race 83 yards on a kickoff return in the Seahawks' preseason opener.
And yes, Lockett's return was actually 103 yards, but the problem for Carroll was that he didn't quite catch all of it.
"I thought Lockett's 83-yard touchdown was really good," Carroll said, before deadpanning, "see I didn't see the last 20."
Carroll didn't see the last 20 because he was so excited celebrating the big play that he didn't see field judge Eugene Hall running down the sideline. Hall and Carroll collided, with Carroll taking the brunt of the blow, and Hall threw a flag before continuing on with the play. Fortunately for the Seahawks, the 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct was enforced after the score, but unfortunately for Carroll, he was prominently involved in the humorous highlight of the night.
"I was jumping up and down for Tyler's return, and I'm disappointed I didn't get to see him finish," Carroll said.
When Carroll was done answering questions about the health of a few players injured in the game, he was also asked his injury status.
"I'm doing well," he said. "As a matter of fact, I feel pretty good under the circumstance. I saw him too, you know, and I couldn't get out of the way."
Asked if he and Hall talked about the play later, Carroll joked, "he didn't apologize, no."
The 12s packed their rain gear and came out to CenturyLink Field for the first home preseason game of the 2015 season against the Broncos.