Just a second now. Let me get this straight.
In back-to-back weeks, the Seattle Seahawks have been accused of breaking the sportsmanship code. Against the Arizona Cardinals in the dying minutes of what was a 58-0 blowout, Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt was seething on the sidelines as Pete Carroll had his backup quarterback flinging passes.
Then last week, Carroll allowed his team to execute a fake punt when they were leading 47-17 over the Buffalo Bills.
Let’s back up a bit here. Are we really talking about the Seattle Seahawks as merciless bullies? The Seattle Seahawks? Did I just wake up from a 20-year coma?
You can forgive the Seahawks their unfamiliarity with the responsibilities that come with being the big dog in the fight. It’s been quite some time, if ever, that they have been asked to show a hint of compassion for their poor downtrodden opponents.