Pete Carroll jokes about Lynch's passing


RENTON, Wash. -- Only one little thing about Marshawn Lynch's game Sunday at Atlanta failed to get an A+ for Seattle coach Pete Carroll.

During his weekly radio show on 710ESPN Seattle, Carroll was asked to grade Lynch’s back pass to Russell Wilson on the gadget play that became a 43-yard TD pass from Wilson to Jermaine Kearse.

“About a C-minus,” Carroll said of Lynch’s dead-quail throw back to Wilson. “It was effective, but style points were poor.”

Lynch won’t win any awards for a perfect spiral, but his 145 yards rushing Sunday, coupled with his 125 yards the week before against Tampa Bay, are his highest total yards in back-to-back games in his career.

“He’s playing great football, so consistently tough,” Carroll said of Lynch. “He’s giving everything he has. He’s on his game.”