Pete Carroll said the Seahawks will always look to give guys second chances, and that sometimes it won’t work out.
That was the overriding theme to his post-practice conversation with reporters today following practice. Some quick hits from Carroll:
> “We’re very disappointed that some guys won’t be able to play with us; this is kind of how it goes at times. Over the years, I’ve always found myself wanting to find guys that need maybe some consideration, some special opportunities to do what the can do and sometimes it doesn’t always work out,” Carroll said.
> Carroll said, as expected, that Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane will jump into the mix. He also said that DeShawn Shead will be moved up from the practice squad. Since we’re already into the week, I’d be stunned to see any more additions beyond Cox and Shead being moved up. The Seahawks have also added CB Akeem Auguste to the practice squad. Here’s his profile from when he was with Cleveland.
> Carroll was asked if he thought these suspensions and the subsequent discussions had a chance to derail the season. “Not at all,” he said.
> Carroll also said that they talked about everything as a team earlier today and that they have dealt with it and are moving on.
> Carroll repeated the phrase “things pop up” during the questions about the suspensions. “Disappointed I think is the best way to say it,” Carroll said. “There are a lot of guys in this program. I don’t know that we can expect to be perfect. We’d like to be, but that isn’t the case.”
> He said he’s not thinking about changing his approach or message despite the spate of suspensions the last two years for the Seahawks. “Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. But, we certainly will hang with our guys and take care of them.”
> Percy Harvin sat out of practice Tuesday. Carroll once again says Harvin is “day-to-day.”
> Jermaine Kearse (concussion) was back at practice and is fine.
> Thurmond will be able to remain with the Seahawks while he is suspended.