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November 7, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Friday quotes from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll

Here’s the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media Friday:

(On preparation this week) We had a really good week—these guys are really excited about how we’re moving forward. They can feel it and hopefully we can come back and play good football. It’s fun for us to be back at CenturyLink again after being on the road so much so that’s cool and they practiced like they’re really looking forward to this game.

(On getting offensive line back) Yes—it was great to have Max [Unger] in the middle there and Russell [Okung] finished this week so both of those guys will play. That’s obviously very positive for us—we’re grateful to have those guys back.

(On James Carpenter) Carp didn’t make it back yet. We’ll let you know if anything could change on that.

(On Alvin Bailey playing left guard) Yes—Alvin took all the work at left guard and went through first group this week.

(On Steve Schilling playing) We’ll find out—we don’t know that yet. He did play last week and didn’t have any issues about the snaps that he took but he’s still banged up.

(On Byron Maxwell playing) We’ll find out—he practiced today, got through it all, and we need to see how he recovers tomorrow. That’s really a day to day shot with him—we really won’t know until game-time.

(On how anxious is Jeremy Lane to play) Anxious—he’s anxious. He’s a very spirited kid as I’ve said before this week and he’s so fired up to have the chance to come back and play. So we’re anxious to get him in and get him some play time and just get him started back. It’s been a long haul—he has been healthy for the last three or four weeks but had to wait the time out. So he is in good shape and he’s ready to go.

(On has he made a move to get him on the roster) That has not happened yet.

(On Marshawn Lynch) He did fine today—he practiced full today.

(On Malcolm Smith) Malcolm is making good progress. We think that he really has a good chance to get back in it next week.

(On Kam Chancellor) He did not practice again today—it’s going to be a game time decision. He’s going to have to talk us into at this point because he wasn’t able to work during the week like we had hoped. We’ll see—he’s very close to being ready but still we have to make sure to take care of him for the long haul.

(On having Jeron Johnson back) Yes—it’s great to have Jeron back. He’s been there in the role of fitting in behind Kam [Chancellor] for some time now. So he’s best prepared and we should really expect him to play very well.

(On Demarcus Dobbs) He’s versatile—he’s going to be a guy that is going to be able to help us on special teams in a number of areas. He’s been very active on special teams in the last couple years. He can play inside and outside, he’s a good athlete. It’s hard to tell any more than the first impression really—it’s only been a couple days. He fit in well and learned quickly so we feel like we can play him if we have a chance to do that this week.

(On Tony Moeaki) Tony has done very well—he’s very adapted to the position—he gets it and he understands how to make sense of it. He learned very quickly as well and he’s looked really good out here too—he’s in great shape. So we’ll see how that goes—you’ll figure that out when we figure that out on game time.

(On Jordan Hill) Yes he’s back in it—we threw him right back in where he’s been and we’re really glad to get him back. He looks like he’s ready to go—he had a very good week.

(On O’Brien Schofield production being low) For us, he’s been a big part of what we do—he’s in the rotation, he fits in all over special teams, he plays outside backer if we need him, and he rushes and plays the Leo position for us. So he’s got a lot of positives that he brings to our football team—best thing is that he has great spirit, a great motor, and every chance he gets—he plays his tail off. So we love the way that he adds in.

(On Doug Baldwin playing) Yes—Doug practiced the last two days. He looks fine.

(On analyzing how a team is playing now vs. how they played previous weeks before) When we look at an opponent, we really do look at them at their best and what they could potentially be—in really all the individual players in that same fashion. We don’t want to make any judgment other than that. So if we look at them at their very best, we show all of the stuff when they’re making their plays and doing the things that they’re capable of so that we’re ready for their best shot—we expect to get everybody’s best shot. We’re kind of thriving on that right now, we understand that, know it, and expect it so I’m sure we’ll get that from those guys.





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