RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch’s mom is just looking out for her son.
The Seattle coach brushed aside comments made by Delisa Lynch in a Facebook post criticizing the organization and calling for offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to be fired. Her comments came after her son was stopped on a fourth-and-1 run play in overtime in the Seahawks’ 34-31 loss in St. Louis on Sunday.
“I heard. I haven’t seen the actual comments,” Carroll said Wednesday. “Mom looking after her kid, there ain’t nothing wrong with that.”
Delisa Lynch posted her comments late Monday night. Delisa Lynch wrote that Bevell is the “worst play caller ever,” and that the run play on fourth-and-1 against the Rams was called only to justify the fact Seattle did not call a run play from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl when Russell Wilson’s pass was intercepted by New England’s Malcolm Butler.
She added that the Seahawks staff “loves” Bevell “more than a win.”
“There is a lot of passion with our following and the 12s and with the family members and all. ... It’s just something I’m sure she has strong feelings and I don’t blame her for having strong feelings. She’s a mom,” Carroll said.
After practice Wednesday, Bevell said he had not spoken with Lynch about the comments from his mom.
“It comes with the territory. I played quarterback. That guy is going to get more credit than he deserves and I guess people are going to be on him when you don’t win. It’s the same with what I’m doing,” Bevell said. “I’m totally confident with what I’m doing. I’m totally confident that I’m trying to get our team in the best position to win and I’m glad she’s passionate about us.”