Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Sept. 15 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Pete Carroll Joins 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny and Gallant For The Pete Carroll Show
As is customary on Monday's during football season, head coach Pete Carroll has revived his show on 710 ESPN Seattle. The Pete Carroll Show airs each Monday at 9:30 a.m. PDT during Danny and Gallant.
For their Week 1 show, Carroll talked about Russell Wilson's "almost perfect game," Jamal Adams' debut and some new wrinkles in the offense. He also discussed the team's response to social justice issues, Chris Carson's standout day as a receiver and more from the win in Atlanta. Carroll even had some time to preview next week's opponent, the New England Patriots, who will visit Seattle for the home-opener this Sunday at 5:20 p.m. PDT on NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Below are some of the highlights of the show.
On how his players have engaged in social justice discussions:
"It's been a remarkable offseason for us in the uniqueness of the virtual approach. I keep trying to verbalize this and I'm not doing a very good job of it. But there was an intensity to the exchanges and the sharings of our stories and the interactions that we've had on that screen when you're just looking at everybody. I think there's a solitude that you feel when you're on your own and in your own home. There's an openness that comes from that that was really powerful. That took us to a place where this team is going to forever be a close team, just based on the foundation of where our conversations have been. It's been so open – White guys and Black guys trying to explain what it feels like."
"Black guys have learned how hard it is for White guys to see what the heck is going on. White guys can't deny the fact of what it means to live in the Black guys' world. So, it's been just an extraordinary time of growth and closeness. You really can't understand somebody until you listen to them."
On Adams' Seahawks debut and sack:
"It was really an illustration of the excitement that the coaching staff had to show him (off). We had seen it in practice, and of course we'd seen it on his film in the past. We wanted to cut him loose, so that's what you saw. The more active positions you put him in, he makes good choices and good decisions. He didn't do everything perfect now, he ran into Shaq (Griffin) one time, gave up a touchdown, trying to flip between the receiver and the DB and it didn't work out quite right. But he was certainly making the most aggressive decision he could make, which is certainly his make-up. He had a fantastic effect on the first game."
On Carson's strong showing as a receiver (six catches, 45 yards, two TDs):
"He's just a natural athlete and that just comes really easy to him. As a running back, sometimes they don't get the ball as much in practice as you'd like. Some catches will get away from him, but it's not because he can't catch the football. He's got great hands and we'll keep coming back to him. The screen play execution was perfect – we've never run a better screen in all the years we've been here. That's a big factor for us and we love him having that ability."
On what he's seen from quarterback Cam Newton and the new-look Patriots:
"We've been playing Cam for a long time. In the offense he's run (in the past), they ran everything you can think of. Every style of run, from wildcat runs to options and all kinds of things that they've done, boots and nakeds and all that. So, we've seen him, and (the Patriots) are incorporating the best of him. We will not discount the fact that coach (Bill) Belichick and his guys, they've figured this thing out to utilize him at his best. So, they're going to make it very difficult on us. He looked pretty good in the opener and was certainly a big part of the offense."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's post comes from our Week 1 opponent – the Atlanta Falcons. After the Seahawks' victory, starting quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan came together and encouraged each other to keep making a difference in the world.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has news and notes from Pete Carroll’s victory Monday press conference.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle observed that Week 1 was a great start for Russell Wilson if he wants to win his first MVP.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reviewed his keys to the game from last week and determined how the Seahawks fared in those areas.
Photos from the Seattle Seahawks's 38-25 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 of the 2020 season. Presented by Nesquik.