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710 ESPN Seattle Audio: Pete Carroll talks Week 6 with "Brock and Danny"

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Head coach Pete Carroll reflects on the Seahawks 20-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

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.

"It was an unusual game," Carroll said of Sunday's 20-13 win over the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. "A very unusual game the way things kind of unfolded."

Unusual indeed. The normally ball-secure Seahawks coughed up the football five times - the most fumbles in any game since December 2000, but were fortunate to lose just two of those to the Titans.

Carroll thought the team protected quarterback Russell Wilson better than they had the last two games against the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts, moving the football to more than 400 yards of offense while not allowing a touchdown on defense. Carroll expressed concern that the game's positives weren't translating into points on the scoreboard, noting red zone and third down offense were not as sharp as they should have been.

"We didn't feel comfortable there," Carroll said. "But we stayed with it, got ahead and took the game over."

Below are a couple more nuggets from Carroll's Monday conversation with "Brock and Danny"

    • Carroll is "very encouraged" by the progress of wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip), who is eligible to come off the team's physically unable to perform (PUP) list this week. Carroll noted Harvin is "getting really close" to a return, but is not sure if he will practice this week until conferring with team physicians.

    • Tight end Zach Miller, who has missed the team's last two games with a hamstring injury, will be "full go" during the week of practice and is expected back for Week 7 in Arizona.

    • Defensive end Chris Clemons had an MRI done this morning on the elbow he hyper-extended in Sunday's game against the Titans, but Carroll had yet to receive the results. X-rays on the injury came back negative and Carroll said the team will "wait and see" on Clemons' availability for Thursday night.

    • Carroll credited center Max Unger's return to the improvement seen in pass protection along offensive line, noting quarterback Russell Wilson had more time to sit in the pocket and make throws down field.

    • Carroll said K.J. Wright filled in nicely in the middle of the defense for the injured Bobby Wagner (ankle), "He did a great job of being in there for the first time in a long time."

    • Before cornerback Richard Sherman's fourth-quarter interception, Carroll said secondary coach Kris Richard got the defensive backs together and let the group know an "impatient" play like that would be coming from the Titans. Prior to the play, Carroll said Richard was calling out to Sherman from the sideline, "They're going up!" and Sherman was able to take the ball away.

We'll hear more reaction from coach Carroll later today when he meets with reporters at 2:15 p.m. PT at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. You can watch that press conference live at shwks.com/live.

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