Coming off the Monday night game at Washington and a trip back on Tuesday, the Seahawks got off to a little later start today with their usual press conferences and media availability.
Here are a few quick notes:
— Coach Pete Carroll said he had not heard from the NFL on any of Seattle’s penalties. But he noted again that eight were line of scrimmage penalties that Seattle could have prevented. He said he thought some players were simply a little overanxious, leading to some of those flags.
— TE Zach Miller is still a couple weeks away from returning, Carroll said, but his rehab is going as scheduled. He said Tharold Simon is also close to returning. Other than Max Unger, there are no other real injury issues. Carroll said Marshawn Lynch’s back is fine and that he took part in the walk-through this morning.
— Carroll said the plan had been to rotate Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith at strongside linebacker Monday but that Irvin played so well they decided to stick with him.
— Carroll said Washington’s long TD pass was due in large part to a coverage that had Richard Sherman at safety and he said he would take the blame for that, saying “I shouldn’t have put him there.” Sherman said with a laugh that his days as a safety are now over. Carroll said the second long pass to DeSean Jackson was simply a great catch and throw and that Byron Maxwell and Earl Thomas were in good position and that there wasn’t much more they could have done.
— Carroll said OL Alvin Bailey is also day to day after missing the Washington game with an oblique injury.
— Carroll acknowledged OT Russell Okung is playing at a little less than 100 percent but that “he’s plenty good enough to play” and the hope is that “he will continue to improve as we go through the season.”
Here’s some video of Carroll’s opening statement:
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