Even Pete Carroll Calls for Referee Lockout to End Just Moments After Benefiting From Awful Call

Even Pete Carroll Calls for Referee Lockout to End Just Moments After Benefiting From Awful CallFor at least one night, the NFL replacement officials made a winner out of Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. But that doesn't mean Carroll doesn't think it's time for the new guys to go.

Just moments after Carroll saw his team improbably beat the Green Bay Packers on the heels of one of the worst calls anyone has seen in a long time, the Seattle head coach called for an end to the referee lockout.

"It's time for it to be over," Carroll said, according to The Seattle Times. "It's time for this to be over. My hat's off to these officials. They're doing everything they can to do it as well as they can. They have great pride. They're working their tails off. It demonstrates how difficult it is. It's a very, very complex process to handle these games and make these decisions. There's nothing easy about it, and it takes years and years of experience to pull it off properly and in a timely fashion and keep the flow of the game alive and all that.

"It's time for it to be over. The league deserves it. Everybody deserves it."

In the wake of Monday night's debacle, it's probably safe to say that Carroll probably isn't alone even in the Seattle locker room in that thinking — especially given a handful of phantom calls that also went against the Seahawks.

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