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710 ESPN Seattle Audio: Pete Carroll talks Week 2 with "Brock and Danny"
Head coach Pete Carroll chimes in with "Brock and Danny" around the 20-minute mark of the audio file above
Early Monday morning, head coach Pete Carroll joined the team's flagship radio station 710 ESPN Seattle for his weekly conversation with Brock Huard and Danny O'Neil.
Just as he did following the team's 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last night at CenturyLink Field, Carroll started off the show by raving about the effort put forth by the 12th Man. With his ears still ringing, Carroll called last night's fan performance an "all-time event."
"That was amazing what it felt like to be in that kind of energy with the crowd," Carroll said. "That was incredible. I don't even know how you describe it. It's indescribable. You could feel it and see it almost. People were frickin' nuts."
Led by former Seahawks defensive lineman Joe Tafoya, the Seahawks fanbase set a Guinness World Record for loudest stadium, recording 136.6 decibels midway through the third quarter. The noise had an obvious effect on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his ability to communicate in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage. The 49ers were pressured into two false starts and a delay of game penalty on the night.
As dominating as the Seahawks' performance was, Carroll said the team didn't play perfectly and there are still plenty of areas ripe for improvement.
"I just think we took the next step," said Carroll. "We didn't do anything special. We just played the way we wanted to play, but we had banked on all of the preparation time and the guys did a great job. We're getting better."
Below are a few more nuggets from Carroll's Monday conversation with "Brock and Danny"
- Carroll did not provide a definitive update on the status of left tackle Russell Okung, who left Sunday night's game against the 49ers with a foot injury in the first quarter. Carroll mentioned Okung's injury could be a "turf toe" issue.
- Carroll said he was satisfied with offensive lineman Paul McQuistan's ability to step in for the injured Okung and handle the 49ers' hyper-aggressive edge rushers. McQuistan's snaps at left tackle had been limited throughout preseason.
- Carroll sent cornerback Richard Sherman a text message late Wednesday night that read, "You ready for a little matchup?" He was honoring Sherman's request to cover 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin throughout Sunday night's game, and Sherman delivered. Boldin was held to just one catch for seven yards after breaking out for 13 grabs and 208 yards in San Francisco's season-opener against the Green Bay Packers.
We'll hear more reaction from coach Carroll later today when he meets with reporters at 5 p.m. PT at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. You can watch that press conference live at shwks.com/live.