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Category: Interviews

Sep.
27th

Carroll says on KIRO Unger and Giacomini unlikely to play

It’s been intimated all week, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Friday morning on KIRO FM that center Max Unger and right tackle Breno Giacomini are unlikely to play Sunday. That probably puts Lemuel Jeanpierre and rookie Michael Bowie on the line that has lost 60 percent of its starters.

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Sep.
25th

News, notes and quotes, Pete Carroll on Houston: ‘Really loaded team’

As the headline says, Pete Carroll listed several ways the Texans are a difficult matchup when he talked with the media Wednesday. From J.J. Watt to Andrew Johnson, the Texans have some big-time pieces.

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Sep.
15th

Sherman: ‘What are the combined scores from the last two games? How much of it is real and how much of it is fabricated? That’s real’

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Per usual, Richard Sherman had a lot to say postgame Sunday. He had a big game with a pick, a dance and sticky coverage on Anquan Boldin. Sherman showed up to the interview room with his two game balls from the night and displayed them on the podium.

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Sep.
10th

The 5 spot: 49ers in focus

Seattle Seahawks Bruce Irvin (51) dives as he attempts to tackle San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks Bruce Irvin (51) dives as he attempts to tackle San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Matt Maiocco, a longtime NFL scribe who expertly covers San Francisco for CSNBayArea.com, has once again been gracious enough to answer five questions on the 49ers heading into this weekend’s big matchup.

You can follow Matt’s coverage of the 49ers on the web and via Twitter.

Check out the Q&A below.

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Sep.
6th

Carroll on 710 ESPN Seattle: Browner is questionable for Sunday

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle to talk about the health of his team heading into Sunday’s game at Carolina.

Listen to the conversation here.

Carroll said that cornerback Brandon Browner will be questionable with a hamstring injury. However, starting defensive tackles Brandon Mebane (groin) and Tony McDaniel (groin) are expected to play.

Carroll also said that defensive end Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril are on the verge of getting back. Avril was a full participant in practice on Thursday, returning from a lingering hamstring issue.

And Clemons continues to look strong returning from ACL knee surgery in January, although he was listed as having not practiced on Thursday. Clemons participated in some early work at the beginning of practice both days this week.

Sep.
4th

Rivera says Newton playing with more freedom in simplified offense

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with  Cam Newton (1) before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with Cam Newton (1) before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

After struggling in the first half of 2012, Carolina’s Cam Newton compiled a 94.7 passer rating in the last nine games, completing 143 of 240 passes (59.6 percent) for 1,920 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions.

He also rushed for 397 yards and five touchdowns. The Panthers finished 5-4 in those contests, including winning five of the last six games of the season to finish 7-9.

According to Carolina head coach Ron Rivera, the Panthers got back to basics, simplifying the offense so Newton could play with more freedom.

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Aug.
19th

Moffitt hints that he wasn’t given fair chance to earn starting job

Former Seahawks offensive lineman John Moffitt joined KJR-AM’s Dave Mahler to discuss Seattle trading him to Cleveland for defensive lineman Brian Stanford.

And without saying it directly, Moffitt inferred that he wasn’t’ given a fair shot to earn a starting job in Seattle

Listen to the interview here.

“The way it was explained to me is that they needed D-lineman,” Moffitt said about the trade. “And I was the most valuable guy they could part with. And that was that. Honestly, I look at it as business. And I just keep playing ball.”

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Aug.
19th

Carroll on 710 ESPN Seattle: Miller will not play vs. Packers

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle this morning.

And Carroll made a bit of news, saying that tight end Zach Miller is not expected to play on Friday at Green Bay, considered a dress rehearsal for the regular season.

Listen to the conversation here. The conversation begins about 30 minutes in.

Miller has been out since the beginning of training camp with a foot issue, although Carroll has consistently said the injury is unrelated to the torn plantar fascia Miller suffered against Atlanta in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

However, Miller was activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list last week, and expected to practice this week beginning on Tuesday.

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