The NFL has come beneath heavy criticism over its latest push to implement the taunting rule and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll believes the league has “opened up a bit of a can of worms” with it. 

Carroll, whose group fell sufferer to the crackdown over the weekend, urged reporters on Monday that whereas he respects the league’s push to remove pointless drama between gamers, it’s one issue that’s “hard to manage” whereas inside the warmth of the second.

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“You’ve got a lot of guys that have to deal with those explosive moments and they’ve got to really turn their focus away from the opponent,” he mentioned, by means of ESPN. “It’s a good thought. It’s just hard to manage it.”

Carroll mentioned he’s been having to watch celebrating with the group versus contained in the second to avoid costly penalties. 

“What we’re talking about is always celebrate with your teammates and we’ve been practicing it and making a big deal about it because it is one of the main new things that they’ve emphasized, and as always, that’s what they call.”

nonetheless an unlawful shift penalty and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Cook nullified the landing. The taunting penalty was declined in consequence of of the sooner penalty nonetheless the Chargers would lose by three.