Two days after his team’s season ended with a 41-23 Wildcard Playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll met with the media to close out the season. Carroll was reflective, real, and optimistic about his team’s performance in the 2022 season. The fact the Seahawks finished second in the NFC West and advanced to the playoffs was somewhat of a monumental achievement for a team many picked to will less than four games.
INCONSISTENT ON DEFENSE
One of the team’s biggest disappointments in 2022 was the inconsistent play of the defense. The Hawks’ defense finished the season at 26th overall, 13th on defending the pass, and 30th against the run. The inability to stop the run was a major disappointment for Carroll and his staff.
If the Seahawks are to close the talent gap between them and the 49ers top-ranked the will need time and talent according to Carroll.
AN OFFENSE THAT FITS THE PLAYER
One pleasant surprise for the Seahawks this year was the play of the Geno Smith-led offense
SOMETHING TO BUILD ON
Despite the team’s inconsistent play, the Seahawks started rookies at the two tackles positions, a rookie running back, two rookie defensive backs one at corner and nickel. With so many rookies getting on the field Carroll was optimistic about the teams future.
PLAYERS RE-SIGNED TO PRACTICE SQUAD
The Seahawks made their first official off-season signings Monday afternoon.
Signing a contract for 2023 were offensive lineman Greg Eiland, linebacker Chris Garrett, defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, center Joey Hunt, receiver Cade Johnson, tackle Jalen McKenzie, cornerback Chris Steele, running back Darwin Thompson, receiver Connor Wedington and receiver Easop Winston Jr.