A raspy voiced Pete Carroll addressed the Media Tuesday afternoon to recap the Seahawks dramatic 27-24 win over the San Francisco. While his voice might have been stuffed up Positive Pete was well Positive as ever when it came to assessing his teams win.
EXTENT OF TYLER LOCKETT INJURY
Wide receiver Tyler Lockett suffered a leg contusion during the game and stayed at a local Hospital after the game to have medical attention on the leg. When asked about the injury Carroll was optimistic Lockett would be ready for the teams next game at Philadelphia after the upcoming bye week.
DEFENSIVE LINE MAKES A STAND
The Seahawks defensive unit led by the career game of Jadeveon Clowney in which he had five tackles, 1 sack and a scoop score had it’s best game of the season.
“I think it was a combination of guys making their presence known. For sure, Jarran Reed helped us. Getting Q [Quinton Jefferson] back, also. There was just a contribution that allowed more spacing and the opportunities. Clowney, really, was the guy that was key to it all. We played off of him. I think it was the complement of other guys being back. We haven’t had Quinton Jefferson in quite a while, and he was doing well early. Just getting a lot of guys back going again. Also, Mychal Kendricks had a little factor in there, too. He had a couple, three pressures or something.”
ON QUANDRE DIGGS AND BRADLEY McDougald
In addition to the defensive line play Carroll also complemented the play of Quandre Diggs and Bradley McDougald. It was Diggs first start with the team since being acquired in trade from the Detroit Lions.
McDougald finished the game with 6 tackles and 1 pass defense while Diggs had 2 tackles and one interception.
FUMBLES STILL AN ISSUE
Despite the win the Seahawks had lost three of the five fumbles they had on Monday night. Carroll was adamant that the team has to improve its ball handling.
One thing the Seahawks have one right now according to Carroll is belief in each and that belief can carry the team a long way if it sustains.