Frustrated Carroll leaves presser, later returns


SEATTLE — Another disappointing loss has left Seahawks trainer Pete Carroll extra annoyed than he has ever been in 11-and-a-half seasons in Seattle. He admitted as a lot Sunday after slicing his information convention quick ahead of returning later to respond to extra questions.

The extraordinary postgame scene adopted Seattle’s 23-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field. The defeat dropped the Seahawks to 3-7, marking the primary time since 2011 and best the second one time in Carroll’s tenure that they have got been 4 video games beneath .500.

“I’m just not any good at this,” Carroll mentioned of dealing with this stage of dropping. “I’m not prepared for this. I’m struggling to do a good job of coaching when you’re getting your butt kicked week in and week out. It’s new territory, and I’m competing in every way I can think of. But I’m just unfamiliar with it. So if I leave early or if I make a mistake, I’m not on my best game right here … I’m not making any excuses. And I don’t want to get good at this.”

Facing an NFC West-leading Cardinals workforce with out injured quarterback Kyler Murray or receiver DeAndre Hopkins represented a golden alternative for the Seahawks to respire some existence into their dwindling hopes of creating the playoffs for the 9th time in 10 seasons. Instead, they allowed 328 passing yards and a couple of touchdowns to backup Colt McCoy, whilst Russell Wilson and their offense struggled for the second one week in a row since his go back from finger surgical procedure.

Carroll started his postgame information convention with out his standard opening remark, pronouncing, “I don’t have a lot to tell you” ahead of inviting questions. He then left about 8 mins in, pronouncing, “I’m really done. I’m done,” and persisted to stroll off as a reporter was once starting to ask any other query.

Carroll later returned dressed in side road garments and apologized for his early go out. But he was once simply as mystified in his 2d travel to the rostrum as his first one as to why Seattle’s offense has been so useless, particularly on 0.33 down.

“It’s really surprising now that we’re back a couple weeks with Russ back in there that we had such a hard time scoring and moving the football,” he mentioned. “The running game was pretty efficient. But it came down to we were 1-for-5 in the first half [on third down]. The hard part of it is that this is what it’s been like and it hasn’t gotten better. We have to improve and find our ways.”

After struggling their first shutout lack of the Wilson technology final week in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Seahawks controlled best 266 yards of offense and went 2-of-10 on 0.33 down towards Arizona. Wilson was once 0-for-6 on 0.33 and fourth downs Sunday. He had up to now by no means completed worse than 0-for-4 on 0.33 or fourth down, in step with ESPN Stats & Information analysis.

Wilson has now long past with no landing move in consecutive video games for simply the 0.33 time in his occupation, in step with ESPN Stats & Information analysis. The Seahawks’ best landing Sunday got here on a 2-yard DeeJay Dallas run halfway throughout the fourth, snapping a streak of 7 immediately quarters with out discovering the top zone. Seattle rushed for 86 yards on 19 makes an attempt.

Entering Sunday, Seattle had the NFL’s third-worst conversion fee on 0.33 down at 33.7%.

“We had a few third-and-longs,” Wilson mentioned. “They made a couple of good plays. … I think the biggest thing for us is that we just have to find ways. Third down is always about making plays and finding a way. I think that’s what it really is. We’ve got to figure out what that is and figure out how to do it.”

Wilson mentioned his surgically repaired proper heart finger wasn’t a subject in his first recreation since Oct. 8 surgical procedure and that it persisted to really feel high-quality final week. On Sunday, he shot down the concept that he is rusty after his rehab stored him out of form for a month. He pointed to his deep ball — Wilson hit Tyler Lockett for a 48-yard achieve to arrange Seattle’s lone landing — as proof.

“The ball is coming out of my hand just fine,” he mentioned. “… I’m not going to make any excuses. I’m not an excuse kind of guy.”

The Seahawks misplaced to McCoy final season when he quarterbacked the New York Giants to a 17-12 win in Seattle whilst filling in for Daniel Jones. McCoy controlled his option to that victory whilst finishing 13 passes for 105 yards. On Sunday, he carried a lot more of the offensive load whilst finishing 35 of 44 makes an attempt and did maximum of his injury on beneath throws.

Arizona went 7-of-14 on 0.33 down, a bugaboo for Seattle’s protection previous this season ahead of it advanced in that regard all the way through its fresh resurgence.

“When 10 guys do their job and one doesn’t, bad plays can happen,” mentioned protection Jamal Adams.

The Seahawks play the Washington Football Team at FedExField subsequent Monday.

“I feel like we’re going to win next week and we’re going to play a great game on the East Coast and come on back here and get ready for the next one,” Carroll mentioned. “I don’t have any other thought in my mind. I’m just disappointed that I’ve got to keep coming back in here and talk about the same stuff and don’t feel like I have good answers for you. Because our answers so far have not turned it. … It starts with me. I’ve got to get this done, and I’ve got to help my guys get it done.”

Wilson was once requested how the Seahawks’ 3-7 get started will have an effect on his long term given the way in which he voiced his frustration this previous offseason, a public airing of grievances that led each the quarterback and the group to flirt with the theory of transferring on from each and every different.

“It doesn’t impact any of my thoughts at all,” he mentioned. “All I think about is right now what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it. I love this team. I love this organization. I love being here. Like I said, I like the challenge. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a great story.”

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