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Count Seahawks coach Pete Carroll in with a slew of opponents who have said the crowd at Gillette Stadium isn't completely crazy.
Carroll made his first trip back to Foxborough this past Sunday since his Patriots tenure ended in 1999 and walked out with a win. It sounded like he was expecting a more intense atmosphere, though.
"OK," Carroll said during the "Brock and Salk" show on 710 ESPN Seattle. "It's not a great place. They weren't nuts. It's because they're so used to winning. There was a time when they kicked their last field goal to go ahead, and it was like a round of applause for the nice effort. Gosh, our guys would be going berserk. We're so hungry for it. It's a gorgeous setting, beautiful arena and the fans, just the whole thing. It's really classy."
It's tough to argue against anything Carroll is saying here, as it's been said dozens of times by other people. There isn't anything wrong with what he said, and it isn't really a big deal that the Gillette crowd wasn't going crazy on every play. But this will probably strike the ire of a few Patriots fans out there.
Carroll did he say he was heckled a bit when he walked on and off the field, and it was mostly Super Bowl XLIX jabs.
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