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September 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM

What they said: Pete Carroll

Here are a few more quotes from coach Pete Carroll’s session with the media today:

On the preparation to play against the Jaguars this week: “We had a fantastic week. I love the way it turned it out, the guys were tuned in to getting ready. We know that we are trying to prepare us to play and it isn’t about anybody else. The guys really were in it and so we will find out. You never know if you’ll play. Coming off of the field Friday and feeling like we did all off the stuff that we needed to and got a lot of good work and we’re ready to go.”

On Russell Okung: We’re going to put him on the [injured reserve with a designation to return] list. It gives him a chance to come back. It’s a six to eight week injury and we’ll hope that that will all work out right for us. He’s determined, he’s kind of excited about the fact that he has a chance to get back this season as well. So we will just ride it out, see what happens, and take good care of him and hopefully we’ll be able to make it.”

On what Okung’s injury is: “He’s got a torn ligament in his big toe. I think that’s the safest way I can say it.”

On if James Carpenter can play a full game at this point: “Heck yeah he can. He’s ready to go. He’s had a great week as well. I think the process to get him back to full go and conditioning and all of that stuff has worked out great for us. We’re fortunate enough to have the time to get him ready. He’s ready to go.”

On if it felt like Chris Clemons has gotten better each day this week: “The first couple of days that he practiced…The first half of the first day, he was feeling his way a little bit. Which is absolutely normal. By the end of the first day, he was going the next day he came back, he was fine and he has been solid all the way throughout. So really, it was just the first half of the first practice that he kind of had to get a feel for it and he’s improved steadily. I remind you that he had a great process to get back, in terms of conditioning and all of that. He was in great shape to come out. So that’s not a factor at all. He’s as in good of shape as anybody we have on the football team right now to carry a big load. We will make sure that we get him in and out of there; we will marker his reps and all. But we’re thrilled that he’s back to play for us.”

On Spencer Ware’s status: “Spencer is hobbling pretty good. He’ll be a far stretch. He’s going down as doubtful. I don’t know that he can make it. But he’s going to try.”

On if Christine Michael will play if Ware is out: “Well with Spencer  in doubt right now, it’s a great opportunity for Christine [Michael] to get in there. He’s practiced very well this. He’s ready to participate in the game in, a big way. So we’ll play him. If we get the chance, he’ll be in there.”


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