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Monday Round-Up: Pete Carroll Joins 710 ESPN Seattle with John Clayton

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll joins 710 ESPN Seattle to address defensive needs and where the team stands heading into the 2020 Season. 

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Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Monday, July 13 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

"Pete's Fired Up!"

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll was a guest on 710 ESPN Seattle late last week to offer some thoughts on where the team stands heading into the 2020 season and how the team has addressed defensive needs, specifically through the draft and free agency.

As the team made its way through a virtual offseason, Carroll feels excited about the progress made heading into training camp. "We have had a really productive offseason," he said. While players, coaches, and staff are adjusting to the different parts of life, Carroll says that "we got really creative and everybody was really engaged… Everybody's chomping at the bit to get started."

When the team finally hits the field in the 2020 season, Carroll is optimistic about the progress made during the offseason.

"We did not get the production on the edge that we wanted, so we went and addressed it," Carroll said. "Getting Bruce Irvin in the program was really important for us because Bruce can play the SAM spot and be the Leo… he's done both… so that gave us a sense of security that we had some flexibility from the start."

From the draft, the addition and contributions of first-round pick Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks will be intriguing to follow. "Everything that he's done and how he's demonstrated his learning ability and taken to the system and all shows us that he should be ready to contribute and that just makes us competitively better, and that's the whole idea," Carroll said.

"We'll find out how it goes. It's going to take a little bit of time. We haven't been on the field for a step yet, so we won't know until we get out there."

All of these factors combined, Carroll sees nothing stopping the team from being really improved all around: "We're really pumped about it … I don't see anything stopping us from being really improved on defense and I'm excited about what's going on on offense."

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Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from rookie DE Darrell Taylor, as he shares a video of his weekend workouts.

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