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Category: Pete Carroll press conference

June
20th

Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch’s fitness, the center competition, Kasen Williams and much more

Coach Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch is in great shape. (Here was the running back on Thursday at Seahawks minicamp, making his first appearance on the field since February’s Super Bowl):

 

Carroll’s not worried about settling the starting competition sooner rather than later. He’s excited to see how Kasen Williams may fit into the wide-receiver mix.

All that and more here below, the transcript of all Carroll said Thursday at the end of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, their last time on the field as a team until training camp begins July 31:

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May
26th

Absurdly early — four months before the opener — impressions of organized team activities without helmets

All you need to know about how vitally important today’s OTA practice on the field at team headquarters in Renton will be to the Seahawks’ 2015 season: All-Pro safety Earl Thomas didn’t participate. Franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, prized tight end Jimmy Graham, bedrock running back Marshawn Lynch, key rush ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and linebacker Bruce Irvin weren’t even in the same zip code during it.

And they weren’t even wearing helmets during scrimmaging.

That latter fact was because the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll said, asked for input from the league office on the proper “tempo” for these OTAs that

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May
26th

Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson contract talks: “Hopefully we’ll get something done. But if we don’t, we’ll just have to deal with that.”

The Seahawks have announced the signings of their top draft choice, defensive end Frank Clark, plus wide receiver/kick returner and third-round pick Tyler Lockett. That means all of the team’s draft picks are now signed. The 2011 collective bargaining agreement with a slotted rookie pay scale has taken all the old haggling and impasses into the summer out of rookie contract negotiations.

As for the most important talks of all right now: Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are close — in a literal, physical sense, if not in agreeable numbers during ongoing contract negotiations.

Tuesday in Renton, coach Pete Carroll briefly

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Feb.
2nd

Pete Carroll: “We are really hurt…it will make us grow stronger”; surgeries for Sherman, Lane, maybe Chancellor, Thomas

The Seahawks are leaving Phoenix this afternoon after one of the most thrilling and ultimately excruciating and regrettable endings in Super Bowl history.

And there’s been 49 of them.

Pete Carroll talked informally on a patio outside the team’s Arizona Grand Resort hotel, before the Seahawks left on buses to nearby Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight that was due to land around 3 p.m. at SeaTac Airport.

“It’s pretty hard right now for all of us; I think you can all understand,” Carroll said of the 28-24 loss to New England

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Feb.
1st

Question that will follow (haunt) Seahawks forever: Why not Lynch?

Marshawn Lynch had just run four yards behind Russell Okung to the Patriots’ 1-yard line. The Seahawks had 1:06 left, trailed by four late in Super Bowl 49 but were a mere yard from taking the lead. They began letting the clock roll to keep New England’s Tom Brady from getting the ball back in regulation.

As the clock got inside 30 seconds, Russell Wilson sent three receivers out to his right in a bunch formation, with two tight ends a Lynch as the lone back. The Patriots had gone into a beefy, goal-line defense and Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell

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Jan.
25th

Upon arriving for Super Bowl, Seahawks remain wowed by send off they got at SeaTac

The Seahawks were wowed by the tens of thousands of fans who lined the streets of the City of SeaTac on a January Sunday morning to send the team off to the Super Bowl.

“Oh, it was an amazing turnout,” coach Pete Carroll said. “The 12s, as usual, they weren’t just good. They were great. They were hanging off the overpasses.”

It was a college-like,

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Jan.
19th

Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas get MRIs; both expected to play in Super Bowl

A day after All-Pro defensive backs Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas vowed to play in the Super Bowl despite elbow and shoulder injuries, respectively, both stars got magnetic resonance imaging exams.

Carroll didn’t have the results of those Monday afternoon, and we didn’t get access to players today. ESPN later reported Sherman has a sprained elbow.

Both Sherman and Thomas are expected to play in the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks didn’t practice Monday. They are off Tuesday then practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The team leaves for Arizona on Sunday, arriving early that afternoon.

Sherman

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Jan.
19th

TNT’s weekly day-after Seahawks chat following wild NFC title game, look ahead to Super Bowl XLIX

Live Blog TNT weekly day-after Seahawks chat following wild NFC title game