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Seahawks not relying on Jets' hospitality

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the sideline in the first half against the Chicago Bears in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field. (Jan. 16, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

There was a big hullabaloo last year when the Dolphins came to New York a day early for a game against the Jets and used the Giants’ facility to prepare. The Jets could have had their chance at revenge this week with the Seahawks arriving in New York on Friday for Sunday’s game. But Pete Carroll said no, the Seahawks will not be working at the Jets’ homes.

“No, no, no,” the former head coach of the Jets said. “We’re not that close after all these years.”

It’s not clear if Carroll even asked the Jets for permission to use their space. The Jets have their own issues this week getting ready for the Patriots, so it’s likely they would have declined. Likely, but not impossible.

Carroll wouldn’t say where the Seahawks will be putting the finishing touches on their prep work on Friday and Saturday. Nor would be say what he had planned for his team’s Friday night in the Big City. The Dolphins attended a showing of “Lombardi” on Broadway last year during their extended weekend. That show is no longer running, but it doesn’t sound like the Seahawks would have been very interested in it anyway.

“We’re not quite that well-versed in the theater world,” Carroll said. “That’s one thing we’re not doing.”
 

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