Monday Rewind with Pete Carroll

The Seahawks took another trek across the country and opened their season on the road for the 14th time in the last 21 seasons. With Sunday’s win at Atlanta, the Seahawks are now 6-0 when kicking off at 10:00 am.  It is also the Seahawk’s second consecutive win over the Falcons in back to back seasons.   Here is what Pete Carroll had to say about the teams win during his weekly Monday Press Conference with the media.

SUCCESSFUL TRIP

With quarterback Russell Wilson having another career day throwing for four touchdowns and the defensive showing signs of what to come Carroll was rather pleased with his team’s performance.

Wilson’s pinpoint passing was something the team had to stay with and the result was just 20 rushing attempts. Running back Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde combined for 13 of those attempts.

“Seven and six carries wasn’t enough for our guys, we need to get more,” Carroll said. “We were at 20, we want to get more than that in general, but when Russ is completing every pass, we weren’t discouraged about the movement of the football. But we love running the ball, we always have, and those guys will get more carries, as we move down through the schedule.”

OFFENSIVE LINE IMPROVED AS THE GAME PROGRESSED

The one blemish on offense was the three quarterback sacks and seven hits Wilson received in the first half.  The halftime adjustment did the trick as Wilson was hit three times in the second half with no sack.

The team had 62 offensive snaps. Rookie Guard Damien Lewis, Tackles Brandon ShellDuane Brown, and Center Ethan Pocic participated in all 62 snap. Guard Mike Lupatia  (49)  and Jordan Simmons (13)  split the snaps at right guard.

SEAHAWKS PREVENT DEFENSE GIVES UP A LOT OF YARDS

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 450  yards and two touchdowns. Three different receivers recording over 100 yards on Sunday. On paper that looks like a  bad day at the office. When asked about the high passing yards, Carroll was quick to point out the defense was always in control of the game.  

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