A pretty fun night for the fans who came to see the Seahawks in person for the first time this season as Seattle blasted the Broncos 40-10.
As for a few quick post-game notes. …
— In what is always the best news in these things, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the team did not suffer any significant injuries. Phil Bates, playing his new position of fullback for the first time, sprained his ankle but Carroll said it didn’t appear serious. But that was the only apparent injury.
— Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe was taken off the field in a scary incident in the first half. But the Broncos reported later that Wolfe had full movement and that initial tests did not show any real injury and that he would travel back with the team to Denver.
— Carroll said the big negative to him was the penalties as Seattle had 12 for 107 yards. He went as far as to call the penalties “garbage things” and that “we’ll continue to work on” the penalties.
— Carroll said he was pleased to see the first-team offense come to life this week after the sluggish outing against the Chargers, saying “I felt like we were doing things like we like to do it.”
— Carroll also said he was particularly pleased with the play of the offensive line and the secondary. He said they called for a lot of man coverage in the secondary and that the Seahawks “hung in there against a great quarterback and really, really good receivers, as well.”
— As for the two long returns, Carroll said “I don’t remember a game like that. That was really something.”
— As for how deep Kearse was on his return, Carroll said the team has no real hard and fast rule when or when not to bring kicks out. “It depends on the kind of kick it is, how much hang time,” he said. “We have a clock in our head — if it’s way, way up there when we don’t bring it out. If he has a good start, and he gets a break on the ball coming out of there, we’re willing to go for it.”
Finally, here’s some video of Carroll’s post-game session with the media:
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