Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wanted to give Percy Harvin a break in practice, so he decided to jump in and return kicks himself. I guess that makes some sense. There are only a bunch of players on the sideline that you could throw in to step in, but coach Carroll does things his own way.
As a result of his kick return duties, Carroll got a fat scratch across his face. It was visible for all people to see during the Super Bowl.
Here is his explanation, via Fox Sports:
“I did get hit returning a kickoff in practice this week,” Carroll said with a chuckle. “I jumped in to give Percy (Harvin) a break, trying to do the right thing, and Derrick Coleman grabs me and (Chris) Maragos comes in and gives me a shot in the head.
“We covered kicks like wild men tonight so it was OK. If I contributed to that in any way I’ll take the hit.”
Chicks dig scars anyway. Good job coach.