Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll began his press conference today with this blunt assessment of his team’s performance after a 33-3 loss here in Oakland, Carroll’s worst loss in his short tenure as head coach of this team.
“Well, there’s no mystery to us what happened today,” Carroll said. “We got nothing done. We accomplished nothing in any aspect of our ball. We got whipped at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and the only redeeming factor is halfway through the third quarter we still had a chance, after really not playing well at any point. And when we didn’t get our points down there, we just couldn’t stop it.”
Injuries will be a major concern for the team moving forward. Defensive end Red Bryant suffered a sprained right knee according to Carroll and will be evaluated on Monday. Colin Cole has an ankle issue. Golden Tate has a sprained left ankle.
Ben Hamilton suffered a concussion. Tyler Polumbus suffered a leg injury but returned to the game. Nate Ness had cramping early in the game but returned. And Matt Hasselbeck suffered a head injury late in the game, which is the reason Charlie Whitehurst came in for the final series.
Mike Williams also suffered a bruised knee but came back in to play in the second half.