Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, cornerback Richard Sherman fire back after Bruce Arians' complaint

Posted at 8:06 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 23:36:35-04

After Sunday night's matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks in Glendale ended in a tie, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians complained about a pair of plays that he believed the Seahawks should have been penalized for.

The plays in question were both on field-goal attempts by Cards kicker Chandler Catanzaro, when Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped over the Cardinals long snapper. The first attempt resulted in a block by Wagner, while the second attempt, which would have won the game for the Cardinals in overtime, clanged off the upright.

"I'm sure I'll talk to the league and we'll get some kind of explanation that's bulls--- like normal," Arians said after the game.

Not surprisingly, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman disagreed with Arians' take.

"It's not an illegal play. It's not," Carroll told ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. "We talked to the guys and it's not. (Arians) has his opinion on how he'd like that to go, but it's not an illegal play."

Sherman suggested the Cardinals' real problem is a predictable snap count, which allowed Wagner to time his leap perfectly.

"It's bad for his team. If he means bad for his team is bad for football, then I can see that," Sherman told Kapadia. "But they have a predictable cadence, and it'll happen to them again if they keep doing it the same way."

The Cardinals and Seahawks will have a chance to iron out their differences when they meet again in Seattle on Christmas Eve.