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Quick hitters from Pete

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm with 6 Comments »
November 2, 2011 12:52 pm

Pete Carroll just finished his press conference. He said Tarvaris Jackson will get the majority of quarterback snaps with the starters this week, although he will still be listed on the injury report. “He feels the best he’s felt, but he’s still not well,” he said. In other injury news, Cameron Morrah will not practice today with a sore knee, and Mike Williams (hamstring) will be limited.

Dallas is “a unique football team … really difficult to deal with.” He said the Rob Ryan-coached defense is a challenge because his game plans vary so much week to week depending on the opponent. A key will be keeping Jackson “clean” after taking 12 quarterback hits from the Bengals. DeMarcus Ware is a player “you have to be aware of at all times … we have to have a plan that allows us to keep track of him.”

Pete was asked some general, state-of-the-union type questions, too. He defends the youth movement on the roster. “We like what we’re putting together here … creating a young roster we can grow with … we can see the growth potential.”

He’s impressed with the rookie class. With the young offensive line, “we’re patient with it .. .frustrated, but patient.” He said the young linemen are understanding the system better and show more consistent technique, although the last two weeks “we’ve stepped back a bit.”

He cited linebacker K.J. Wright and receiver Doug Baldwin. He also was impressed with cornerback Richard Sherman’s first start. “He took a step forward; he played very consistently throughout.”

He was asked if he could envision Tarvaris as a player who could become the long-term quarterback for the team. He said it was his mindset that he had the chance to be the long-term guy. “He’s got a lot of games to rpove it,” he said, addressing his toughness and arm strength and competitiveness. “We need to see it translated into winning … we need to give him the best chance, too.”

He acknowledged the frustation of the 2-5 record. He said he’s talked to the team about it. “Frustration is real .. .we have to deal with it.” Dealing with it comes under Team Rule No. 2, he said, no whining, no complaining.

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  1. He should defend the youth movement. It was the right thing to do. They would have done a better job with this “youth” movement if they would have not signed old man Gallery though.

    These, mostly, kids just need to figure out that stupid and controllable penalties are bad. I highly doubte we’re going to go 67-7 in the next 74 games, so one way to get better and put ourselves in position to win more games is figure out a way to stop some of these stupid penalties (like false starts… I thought Andrews got cut?).

  2. Dukeshire says:

    I can’t believe anyone even questioned the “youth movement”. What the hell do they think is going on here, anyway. If they wanted to “rebuild” with veterans or players who otherwise have reached their celings, they would have just kept Ruskell. Goodness sakes…

    Yes, the false starts simply must stop. They had more false starts alone last week than a disciplined team ought to have all penalties combined.

  3. SandpointHawk says:

    Gallery is a waste of space….Seattle where old left guards come to fail…

  4. I wonder what the over-under on DeMarcus Ware sacks in this game is. I say two. If the Seahawks OL can keep him at two and under, they are doing well. Wish we had a DeMarcus Ware. Clemons isn’t bad, but isn’t making me forget Michael Sinclair or Jacob Green.

  5. edstang45 says:

    I must say one thing about Our QB, I was really dissapointed we went out and got him, I didn’t see much of him at Minn., but what I did see and mostly what I heard was a big negative, When he spoke in interviews I scoffed at him, and actually did not want to give him a chance. I wanted Charlie, I wanted to give Charlie the chance. But now after 7 games, I’m beginning to feel that Jackson may be the guy!!
    I’m not dissing Charlie he has not been givin the time to show what he can do. But T. Jackson as shown that he could become a excellent QB in this league. He has on hell of an arm, he’s couragious he plays strong when hurt, and he looks like he is definintly the leader out there. Will he turn out to be the guy?? Lets give him the chance, he has not been the reason for us losing. The offense seems lost so many times but Jackson fights through it and deals baby!!! Our runnung game sucks but will get better (Draft??) how long did it take Matt. Remember the early days with him it seemed like he would never get it.

    I do like our youth movement and the d is so much better…. just gotta be patient, and hope Carrol does know what he’s building….just my thoughts

  6. Worth noting, since he’s mentioned in the piece, what a complete disappointment/disaster year from BMW. After last season, seemed like he’d be a 70-900-8 guy or something this year, he’s on pace for nothing remotely approaching that.

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