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August 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Quotes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

Here is the transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say following practice today:

(On Percy Harvin today) He got stepped on. Yeah, he got stepped on, on the back of his heel. He got scraped up pretty good. He’s okay though.

(On most of the offensive line being back out there today) Yeah, it’s really good. That’s the first time really it felt like we had everybody on the field at the same time. I think Russell [Wilson] got a little tired today. He got his first big dose of work but he did well. It was great to have James [Carpenter] and Max [Unger] and everybody going. It really feels good for us to see that we’re going to start the process of the continuity that’s so important there.

(On if it’s too early to tell when James Carpenter and Max Unger will return to games) Yeah.

(On Marshawn Lynch investigation) I’m just going along with the statement that we made for right now. Support whatever the statement was from the club.

(On what he is telling the team about the investigation) It’s not a topic for us. We’re not talking about it.

(On Robin William’s death) Oh, it’s a tremendous loss. We were not real close. We were in the same graduating class and all that. But everybody knew that he was there. It’s a huge loss. What an extraordinary personality and character. He’s been so constantly great for so long. This is a terrible loss for everybody that loved him so much. It’s really a hard day, hard day.

(On Kam Chancellor) Well he’s back out there, but he’s finally getting some reps. It’s really good to see him and Earl [Thomas] work together. Earl can tell. The other guys can feel. Kam is such a big factor that he effects everybody so it’s great to have him back out.

(On how conservative he will be with Kam Chancellor in the coming weeks) How conservative will I be? I don’t know what that means. We’re just going to go one day at a time. One day at a time, see how he’s doing. There’s no reason to rush. We’ve got plenty of time to get him back. The fact that he’s out there practicing today was really good. Now we will see about tomorrow. We’ll just go one day at a time.

(On Demitrius Bronson) He’s very decisive. He’s real natural carrying the football. He’s got real good sense, catches the ball well. His timing in the game was very good. He read the line of scrimmage really well. He did a nice job with it.

(On Marshawn Lynch in practice today) Very good. Very good today.

(On competition at back-up quarterback) Well, it’s too early to make any kind of statements. We just have a quarter under their belts so far or whatever. I thought that both guys performed well. I thought they both understood what was going on. They were very aware of the situations. They were comfortable playing. They played with different lines so it was a little bit different on what was going on up front. I thought that they both showed strengths. Tarvaris [Jackson] has really been just as steady as can be for quite some time. He’s really been efficient. He had a great preseason last year. He’s off to another good start here. We have a lot more to learn about Terrelle [Pryor] because we don’t know as much about him. He’s had a great offseason with us. It’s been really fun to have him. He’s a fantastic athlete and he competes so hard at trying to win this job. He’s off to a really, very encouraging start right now.

(On changing up the playbook to open up the passing game and do things you didn’t do last year) Gosh, we don’t want to do that. Why would we want to do that? We’re just going to keep growing. We’re not changing anything. We’re just playing ball the way we play. We’ll always play to the strengths and uniqueness of our players and hopefully as the guys develop, you learn more. The new guys add something and just seem to fit that together. We have no intentions of changing. I don’t even know why we would. Why would you want that? I like what’s going on.

(On Jimmy Staten’s injury) He’s making progress, but he’s still a ways off. He had a real severe strain. I don’t have a time line on him at all but we’re hoping we can get him back before the end of the preseason.

(On Malcolm Smith, Bobby Wagner and Korey Toomer) Malcolm is a little bit ahead. He’s had a couple good days but for our guys recovering they have really hard days and we try to see if they can come back and have another one, and then we see if we can come back and get another one. So we’re trying to pile these days up. Malcolm has done pretty well. Toomer is still another week or so away, probably a little bit behind Bobby. Bobby’s getting real close.


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