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Nick Patterson |
Published: Friday, September 23, 2011, 1:45 p.m.

Pete Carroll calls report "lazy" and "extraordinarily irresponsible"

Pete Carroll walked off the practice field Friday with his arm around GM John Schneider, then the two jokingly put their hands up as if about to fight. They were messing around in regards to the report from earlier today that said the two aren't getting along and that there is tension in the relationship (the video report is below).

But while Carroll made light of the situation coming off the field, he clearly wasn't happy with the report.

"That's extraordinarily irresponsible," he said. "It's inaccurate, it's lazy, and I wouldn't believe a word they said. That's so far from true. John and I are as close as you can get. I've never been closer with anybody I've ever worked with and every decision we make, we make together. They don't even understand, so whatever that was--I don't know who those guys were or where they came from, but they were just dead wrong."

"It's just weak that somebody would say stuff like that. They know nothing, they never talked to us, they've never seen us. They know nothing about what we're all about. "

And even before Carroll addressed the report, it did seem a bit odd to those of us who are around those two on an almost daily basis. In a conversation with Carroll prior to the start of the season, he was talking about the process of remaking the roster when the said the following:

"The real cool part of it is working with John. By far the best advantage I have is him. Making the transition, putting it all together, he's been phenomenal. We get along great and have a ball doing what we're doing."

When Carroll said that, he hadn't been asked about Schneider or their relationship, he brought that up completely unsolicited. So has their relationship changed that much in the last three weeks? That seems highly unlikely.

Anyway, sounds like there's not much to this story, but here's the video anyway if you want to see what all the fuss is about:

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