Seahawks hope penalty problems just 1 week issue

Seahawks hope penalty problems just 1 week issue

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks talks with side judge Mike Riley during the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 12 at 7:01 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll spent most of last season dealing with the Seattle Seahawks' inordinate amount of penalties.

There were 138 to be exact, a franchise record and the second most in the NFL last season.

So with the penalty problem being a point of emphasis, what did the Seahawks do in the season opener at Arizona? They committed 13 more infractions, tied for the most in Week 1.

While the Seahawks have scouted officials in the past, they're doing a bit more now with the replacement officials working the games. Carroll says scouting the officials with the team gives him a chance to focus on the penalty issue.

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