Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports Seahawks return specialist Leon Washington’s 81-yard punt return for a touchdown Sunday in Cleveland, which was nullified by a block-in-the-back penalty against Kennard Cox, should not have been brought back according to coach Pete Carroll.
“I didn’t think that was a call that should have been made,” coach Carroll said. “That was unfortunate.”
The penalty was called near midfield, and replays showed minimal contact between Cox and the Browns’ Kevin Dockery, who may not have been able to make the play.
“There’s a lot of calls that happen at light speed out there that are challenging to call, and that was one,” Carroll said. “Unfortunately it was the play of the game for us. It was our touchdown in this game, and it got away from us, you know.”