Seattle Seahawks coach Peter Carroll met with the media Wednesday afternoon and the message he delivered was that his team is ready to move on after last Sunday’s disappointing 14 to 5 road loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The loss was without a doubt the team’s worst offensive showing this season. Seahawks quarter back Russell Wilson was sacked six times and threw a season-high three interceptions. Wilson finished the day with 151 passing yards and had 17 completions on 33 attempts with a passer rating of 38.8. Add the fact that Wilson was the teams leading rusher with 80 yards on eight carries tells you just how dismal the offense played.
After giving up two first quarter touchdowns, the Seahawks defense settled down and kept the Bucs out of the end zone the rest of the game. Unfortunately for Seahawks, the sputtering offense was never able to reach the offense. A 43 yard by Steven Hauschka and a safety where all the scoring the Seahawks were able to manage. After the game, Carroll was uncharacteristically frank about his team’s lackluster effort.
“Well as it turned out, we didn’t play very well. Getting out of the chute, they had two huge drives that they executed and looked great. From that point on, 14 points is going to win the game. We understand that. The defense played great throughout the rest of the game to keep us close. A couple of turnovers were huge. We gave them the ball three times today, and I think we gave it to them three times while approaching our red zone. That’s the story of the game. It always is. We give up three (turnovers), we’re going to be in trouble. It’s hard.”
On Wednesday positive Pete was up to his self again as he talked about his team’s ability to bounce and move forward from the disappointing loss.
The Seahawks are hoping the return of several pivotal players that did not play last week will help the team regain its swagger. Safety Earl Thomas, Cornerback DeShawn Shead, and Defensive end Michael Bennett, who has missed five games following arthroscopic knee surgery, and Center Justin Britt, who also missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, are all expected to return this week if they pass the practice test this week