Seahawks HC Pete Carroll is considered a true “player’s coach” and has made his teams into a family in the last few years.
The NFL has fined the Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll $300,000 and reduced the number of double-practices by two after violating league rules regarding player practices.
Carroll’s fine was at least $100,000 and the Seahawks were docked over $200,000 while the team will lose at least two minicamp practices next season because it had excessive contact between players during a June 18 practice.
The new rules came in 2011 under the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The CBA bans physical contact between players during the offseason.
The Seahawks had been fined an undisclosed amount in 2012 by Goodell for a similar violation under Carroll’s supervision and lost their final two organized team activities practices, sources added.
Carroll is 38-26 in four seasons as the Seahawks head coach. Seattle beat the AFC Champion Denver Broncos in Superbowl XLVIII 43-8.