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October 26, 2013 at 3:44 PM

What they said: Pete Carroll

Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say after practice today:

On the past week of practice: “Yeah it was a little different because we had the break going in. It feels odd to be here, today’s Saturday and we’re still practicing on our Friday schedule so it’s a little different. We’re looking forward to the week and this division matchup, and playing on Monday Night is really cool stuff for us so we’re excited about that. We had very good work during the week and we’re right back on it. So we expect to play to play well.”

On Bobby Wagner: “Yeah he made it through and he’s going to play in the game. I say that, but I have to be careful. Unless something happens between now and then, but he practiced well enough to be ready to go in a football game.”

On Bobby Wagner being ready to go so quick: “He’s maybe two or three weeks ahead of what you would think would happen. I don’t know how he did it, the trainers don’t know either, but they did a great job getting him back.”

On the Rams’ defense: “They’re a very aggressive defense. We did not play well last time; we turned the ball over and all of that kind of stuff. We just didn’t have the kind of day that we’re used to, but we know that they’re on the attack, they’re aggressive, scheme wise they’ll pressure us, they’ll do all kinds of things, and they’re very active upfront. They play as hard as anybody that we’ve seen in terms of their effort overall, and so we have to get ready and take care of the football or we’ll get in trouble again.”

On if Bobby Wagner will start:  “Yeah we’ll determine that based on what happens, but I really think he has a chance to play. Let’s leave it at that for right now.”

On Percy Harvin: “We’re managing his rehabilitation and trying to do it really right. We worked him hard, and then we rested him, and we’ll continue to do that until his conditioning is caught up and he’s ready to go. He won’t be playing in this game I’ll tell you that. He won’t be able to do it this quick, but next week we’ll start it up, and over the weekend we’re back to day to day again in just trying to bring him along. We’re really excited about getting this close to his return and we’ll just have to see when it’s right to do that.”

On if the unconventional practice week impact what the team can do with Percy Harvin right now: “It does some. This was not that week though, this week, this week is okay, next week is a little shorter, and that doesn’t help us. We’re just going one shot at a time so we’ll figure it out as it comes to us.”

On how does he feel this week went for Percy Harvin: “He did fine. He looked great when we were working him, and then we needed to rest him and make sure that he could handle the workload. He’s a hard charger, he’s not going to sit back, and when he goes, he goes. We have to make sure that we manage that really well. We’re totally pleased with how he’s worked to get back, and as soon as we could do it we will, but when it’s right.”

On how much of a contribution can Michael Robinson make: “Well we’re going to count on Mike to jump right in. he’s going to be right in the flow of the game and play like normal. We haven’t had to change anything, and he’s picked up right where he left off. He looks good, he’s in good shape, he’s taking good care of himself, and so we’re anxious to get him involved in the game.”

On if there has been some improvement this week with the new combination with the offensive line: “I think the confidence is obvious. Michael Bowie feels much better about going out in the next game, and next game, each time he gains a little bit. Our communication is still going to be challenged because of the identification stuff it’s still hard for the young guy. Paul McQuistan is doing fine out on his end, but we’re just bringing Michael on. I think Michael has done very well, and we’re really pleased with what he’s done. We know that as we continue to climb he’s going to continue to get better.”

On Jeron Johnson: “No he won’t make it.”

On the conventional running game: “I think it’s still got room to improve. I think it still can get better and more consistent. We’ve been getting yards and moving the football alright, but I think we can still gain on the consistency of running right downhill. We’re doing what we can do well right now and we’ll continue to grow, but I would like to see us have the opportunities if we could get in the right position in games down in the second half of the season where we can run the ball a lot, and really zero in on it. We haven’t felt like we’ve gotten to that point yet where the fourth quarter is a quarter that we own and we can really hammer the ball and work on our stuff. I think there is still room to improve.”

On if you could picture Russell Wilson in the World Series and a Super Bowl: “Yeah I can picture him, but I think with the .198 he hit in his last year in the league I don’t think he’s going to make it. If anybody can do something like that, Russell can do it. I think it was the curve ball that he had an issue with, but if anybody can pull it off Russell can do that.”

On Golden Tate: “Yeah he’s fine. He had a very good week and looked real solid there.”



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