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Carroll on Pitts: ‘We’ll try to get him back out here’

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm with 10 Comments »
September 30, 2010 4:08 pm

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talked to reporters this afternoon about the team releasing Chester Pitts.

Carroll said the team needed a roster spot this week for a player that knows the team’s system with two new offensive lineman on the active roster in Allen Barbre and Breno Giacomini.

“It’s just an absolute emergency case if those guys had to play because there just isn’t enough days here to get it done,” Carroll said. “They don’t have continuity from the past, like when you see (Brandon) Stokley come in here and he can run the whole offense. That makes sense that he could play right now. The other guys it’s just too much to ask of them.”

Carroll said it’s likely that the team would sign Mike Gibson to the active roster. If that happens, it gives them 10 offensive linemen currently on the active roster, but with Russel Okung (ankle), Sean Locklear (knee) and Ben Hamilton (knee) all nursing injuries, the Seahawks needed the flexibility of another roster spot.

“Chester wasn’t going to make it to the game, and he wasn’t going to be able to play,” Carroll said. “In the situation in we’ve got to make a spot for a guy to be on the roster.

“So we’re hoping Chester is going to get well. He’s just got to get over the hump. He’s close, but he’s not able to go yet. So we needed a spot, and that’s why we had to create that.

Carroll said there’s a possibility that Pitts could be back in the next, few weeks, and with the bye week have a couple weeks to work his way back into the lineup.

“He was a little sore today after yesterday’s workout, and he wasn’t going to be able to practice today,” Carroll said. “So that’s the message, that we weren’t going to get him back in time. We’ve been trying and he’s been working hard at it.

“He’s been a diligent worker to get it right, and it just hasn’t been enough time for him yet. So as soon as it does we’ll try to get him back out here.”

With Pitts having to be released, it makes you wonder why the team did not keep him on the PUP list for the first six weeks of the regular season.

The Seahawks obviouly were put into a situation where they felt that they had to get Pitts going a little earlier than they wanted to after Russell Okung suffered a high ankle sprain in August, but if they had kept someone like Mansfield Wrotto around who knew the system, maybe they wouldn’t be in this situation.

Of course, they also have a roster spot being taken by linebacker Leroy Hill, who will be out for an indefinite period of time with a calf/Achilles issue, so Seattle needed some flexibility to bring in a guy who was familiar with the team’s offensive scheme.

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  1. tribfan1 says:

    I heard Hill is out for the season. Perhaps they release him. It would make some sense to bring in Wrotto.

  2. raymaines says:

    Speaking of Leroy Hill, as soon as he’s healthy he becomes valuable as a trade. Some linebacker on some team will get hurt and Leroy is gone.

    Tick, tock, tick, tock……

  3. I have no clue why anyone would want to trade for Hill and all his baggage.

    I couldn’t figure out why in the heck Pitts wasn’t PUP’d either. It made asbolutely no sense at the time and still doesn’t.

    I’m not hating on Mr. Happy and the Duke Boy, but when they do something any of us don’t agree with (NONE of us are perfect) I believe it’s our right and duty to call them out on it.

    No reason for too much hating (still pissed off about the Josh Wilson trade) because we’re going to win the division and finish with a winning record. You can’t get too mad about that. :)

    Don’t feel bad for Pitts. He is a veteran and was on the opening day roster so his 2010 salary is basically guaranteed. Relax all… he’s going to be able to feed his family. :)

  4. nighthawk2 says:

    Winning a couple of games by beating an overrated 49ers team and getting a couple of lucky TD returns against San Diego isn’t cause for claiming a division title, or even a winning record. Especially the way Denver handed our ass to us on the road.

    Never liked the Pitts signing anyway. Microfracture surgery is something to avoid. We should have learned that with Marcus Tubbs and Walter Jones.

  5. Okay – if they were going to cut him (which actually makes sense) The the H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS did they cut Gibson 2 days ago – that makes NO logical sense.

    I don’t understand why 2 guys who have played well for us THIS YEAR (Wrotto and Gibson) are cut from the weakest part of the team when there are not better guys out there – or guys that can actually play for you!

  6. Why always so negative? Don’t get me wrong because in the history of this blog you have always been one of my favorite writers. I may not always agree with you, but I like reading it.

    With that being said…

    We should have scored at the end of the first half when we had the ball close to the goal line. Branch should have held onto the ball at the half yard line too.

    If you want to “credit” our win to “lucky” kick-off returns, then at least you should acknowledge we “should” have scored on the other two drives. Sure, we didn’t. But if we were in the same situation again — we probably would get the TDs.

    You can’t have it both ways — you can’t complain that some of our scores were lucky and not give us the benefit of the doubt when we “should” have scored.

  7. snydro22 says:

    I really like Pitts. Hope he gets his knee healthy and we bring him back later.

  8. freedom_X says:

    I can’t say if I liked Pitts. I never saw him play or practice!

  9. I liked Big Walt and Tubbs too. I’m not setting any hopes on a knee of a 300+ lber that has to fix cartilage tears with bloodclot/scabs. Pitts could take pain killers, but his knee is still messed up. Maybe try again next year, like Tubbs did.

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