Despite a bitter rivalary with the 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll didn’t take the bait on the NFL Network when he was asked about the latest war of words between both teams.
“They’re a great program,” Carroll said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “They’ve done a marvelous job since Jim took over and they’ve done it all on the field. We respect that our division has really changed, we’ve changed along with it, and every single game we play is the biggest rival that we would ever know. . . . They’ve done some really cool things and play exciting football, and we love matching up with the division.”
I have to give Carroll some credit for taking the high road in this case. Especially after the feud both coaches had in college when Harbaugh’s Stanford Cardinal ran up the score up on Carroll and his USC Trojans a few years back.