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December 6, 2013 at 6:51 PM

What they said: Pete Carroll

Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today following the team’s practice:

On Percy Harvin’s injury status: “He’ll be out. He will not play this week.”

On Brandon Browner’s injury status: “He will not play this week.”

On having a great week of practice: “Yeah we’ve had a great week. These guys have really put together the kind of week that makes us feel really good about the process. Every game is huge. This is an enormous opportunity for us and we’re going to do everything we can to play a great football game. We practiced the way we needed to.”

On any new developments about Browner’s case: “I haven’t heard a word. Not one.”

On Browner showing progress in terms of his injury: “No. He didn’t. He came out on the field and worked with us on (Wednesday) and we didn’t make much progress there. So we did not bring him back out.”

On Harvin showing progress towards returning to play: “We’re looking forward to next week being a really important week. We think we got a shot at it. So it’s important for us to go ahead. I don’t care about making that statement now that we’re hoping for us is a big week for us with him. It’ll be kind of week-to-week in a sense as we go forward.”

On if he had any concerns for the players in the approach of preparation this week because of the short week: “No, no. Just it was just a really, really good week. Even though the fact that it was short, we made the most of Wednesday and then we came back Thursday and Friday and put together great days and it’s the kind of days we’re hoping to put together and you could tell not just from the spirit of it, but the attention to the details and the guys really on their game plan. So that’s what we’re looking for.”

On if he emphasizes the importance of not drawing costly penalties such as personal fouls: “No. I’m not planning on playing different. You’re suggesting that it’s going to be a different game. We’re going to try to play the same way that we’ve been playing and that’s a big issue to us always. We don’t want to give our opponent anything. So nothing changes in that regard.”

On the player rotation at left guard: “It’s been really good, it’s been really positive. Whenever you can keep more guys playing, actively they’re just ready when called on. Carp [James Carpenter] is going to start this week. He’s earned that shot to do that and we’ve told him a couple of weeks ago, we’d be in this type of rotation to give these guys a chance to really battle and I love the fact that he we are, this late in the season, that we’re still competing for spots.”

On Bruce Irvin’s injury status: “He should be fine. He’ll be fine. He’ll be ready to go.”

On if the 49ers and the Seahawks are any different now compared to when they played each other in week 2: “I think they’ve got a great boost there. Their leading receiver comes back to them and he’s a fantastic player. We get a little bit too. This time of the year, guys are kind of coming and going and hopefully you can even it out. They look well-equipped and we’re in pretty good shape ourselves. So nobody has any excuses in this one.”

On Chris Petersen being named head coach for University of Washington: “Yeah he’s a great football coach. He’s had fantastic history at Boise State, he’s a guy I’ve always admired the work, the winning that they’ve been able to do, not just in their own conference but outside the conference too. We’ve seen, back in the day, we saw them a lot. Played against our opponents and utilized a lot of information off of their plans and their game plans on both sides of the ball. We thought that they’re very innovative and very sharp and I don’t know Chris [Petersen] at all other than watching his teams and all,


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