710 ESPN Seattle Audio: Pete Carroll talks Week 9 with "Brock and Danny"

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Head coach Pete Carroll reflects on the Seahawks 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny"

Early Monday morning, head coach Pete Carroll joined the team's flagship radio station 710 ESPN Seattle for his weekly conversation with "Brock and Danny."

"Wasn't it awesome to just have to wait and wait and wait for the good stuff?" Carroll joked of Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that saw the club overcome a franchise-record 21-point deficit.

Carroll said the number one concern to come out of Week 9 was the team's ineffectiveness against the run. For the second straight week, the Seahawks gave up 200 yards or more on the ground, including 158 to Buccaneers rookie Mike James.

"We just can be better in all phases," Carroll said of the run defense. "We're digging in on it and we'll do our adjustments to make it better. We just have to complete plays and finish them off. We're showing a little bit of wear here that we've got to clean up."

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

    • Carroll said left tackle Russell Okung (toe) and right tackle Breno Giacomini (knee) will get some work today with assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable. Both tackles are scheduled to practice this week, but Carroll said Giacomini's return to game action is likely a "couple weeks" out. Okung, on the team's Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list, is eligible to return November 17 against the Minnesota Vikings.

    • Carroll said wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) will "run hard" Monday and that his status remains day-to-day. "It's going to happen," Carroll said of Harvin's return. "We're just not quite sure when yet."

    • Carroll said quarterback Russell Wilson got "banged up" in Sunday's game and is feeling the effects today. "He had a big smile on his face," Carroll said of Wilson. "He's got an incredible attitude about it. We'll see if we can get him cleaned up, polish him up and get ready for the weekend."

    • This season the Seahawks are 5-1 in games decided by seven points or less, a stat Carroll attributes to the players belief in their own ability, and in the guys around them. "We're very resilient, very strong-minded and very sure that we can get it done," said Carroll.