Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN radio in Seattle that he thought about letting the 49ers score at the end of Sunday’s game to give his offense some time to attempt a game-winning drive, but he just couldn’t do it at the time.
“There’s a lot of gut in that decision,” Carroll said on 710 ESPN. “We had the talk, and it’s just not in our mentality to let anybody have anything.”
Carroll plans on looking into whether it’s worth it to let a team score in that position.
“I’m going to do a little research this week and see if anyone has ever done that and won,” Carroll said.
Allowing the 49ers to score, may have given the Seahawks the ball back, but it wouldn’t have guaranteed a win. Also if teams know you’re going to let them score, they’ll likely run for a first down and go down.