Follow us:

Seahawks Blog

The latest news and analysis from all angles on the Seahawks.

August 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Post-game notes and Carroll video

Well, that wasn’t exactly how they draw them up, but ultimately the Seahawks escaped with another win, their third of this exhibition season and eight in a row dating to 2011.

I have some of the nuts and bolts and other details in my updated game story here.

To highlight a few key points:

— Coach Pete Carroll said there were no new injuries. DL Michael Bennett banged his knee early but returned. Carroll said there was no one in the trainer’s room afterward which he called an “amazing accomplishment.”

— The penalties were a main issue and you can read some of Carroll’s quotes in the story, as well as in the video below.

— Carroll said he wasn’t too concerned about the sacks because some came  on pressures that they hadn’t prepared for.

— In  all, 15 Seahawks did not play, including those who have been out all camp: Receivers Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice and Bryan Walters, fullback Michael Robinson, cornerbacks Tharold Simon and Ron Parker, linebackers Ty Powell  and Korey Toomer, guard James Carpenter, tight end Zach Miller, defensive tackles Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill and ends Chris Clemons and Greg Scruggs. Robinson was sick during the week and didn’t play.

— Avril warmed up in the pre-game and tried to play but Carroll  said he did not do well enough “to go ahead and go forward’’ and play.

— One player who returned was Bruce Irvin, who missed the first two games but got in for about seven plays at his new position of strongside linebacker. “He got seven plays, I think it was, and we were shooting for 10 and said ‘that’s enough,’’’ Carroll said. “We wanted to get a look  at him so we could have something on film to get him ready for next week’s game. He’ll play a ton next (Thursday against the Raiders).’’

— Guard J.R. Sweezy was called for three of Seattle’s 14 penalties, two on holds and another for unnecessary roughness when he tried to make a late block down field. He was taken out for the play and had to listen to a spirited talk from Carroll who said “I wanted to let him know how serious it is that one guy makes a penalty. It’s not okay.’’ Said Sweezy: “I think we’re playing too aggressive and we just have to play smarter. We still have to have the aggressiveness but we have to play smarter.’’

And here’s the video of Carroll:

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”2625607611001″/]

 

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►