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Carroll not happy with offensive performance

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After Sunday night’s 29-3 loss in Seattle, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh praised quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who threw three interceptions.

“He probably played the best, [was the] most productive person we had on offense,” Harbaugh said.  (Given that no one else did much of anything, Harbaugh probably was right, at least technically.)

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has opted to praise no one on the team’s offensive side of the ball.

“I’m kind of concerned overall on offense that we just aren’t as sharp as we need to be,” Carroll said Tuesday, via Terry Blount of ESPN.com.  “We addressed it [Monday] as far as details and doing things right.  We’re just not as clean as we want to be.

“There’s a lot of potential to be shown.  Our efficiency isn’t where we want it.  We had too many negative plays [Sunday]. I’m a little disappointed in that, because we thought we came out of camp a little better.”

The contrast is curious, to say the least.  Harbaugh, whose team got an ugly wake-up call on Sunday night, has opted for extreme optimism when it comes to a quarterback who now has a career record of 0-2 against the Seahawks.  Carroll, whose team has become unbeatable at home, chose to call out his offense publicly.

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36 Responses to “Carroll not happy with offensive performance”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 18, 2013 8:43 AM

    He can talk till the cows come home, he’ll never be accepted in the NFL.

    He’ll always be a leper and deservedly so.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 18, 2013 8:49 AM

    The battle of the RGIIIWannabes was so boring. Fell asleep at the end of the half. Please don’t put the NFC West on my television at night again. #AfanwhoKNOWSfootball

  3. elwaysagenius says: Sep 18, 2013 8:51 AM

    Just do what you’ve done to the defence and give some offensive players a higher dosage

  4. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Sep 18, 2013 8:52 AM

    joetoronto says: Sep 18, 2013 8:43 AM

    He can talk till the cows come home, he’ll never be accepted in the NFL.

    He’ll always be a leper and deservedly so.
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    Same with you on PFT boards.

  5. jakec4 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:53 AM

    Subtle gloating. He’s saying that even though they won by 25 points they could have won by 50 points if the offense had been as efficient as he thought they should be. Nevermind that the 49ers are a pretty good defense.

  6. steelerben says: Sep 18, 2013 8:54 AM

    Both approaches make sense. If you got steamrolled in a very hyped up divisional battle between “the two best teams in the league” then you need to find positives to bolster your team’s confidence and get them back on track, rather than letting it snowball. If you steamrolled the other team in a very hyped up divisional battle between “the two best teams in the league” then you need to point out the opportunities for improvement to your team in order to keep them grounded and working rather than resting on their laurels.

  7. donnymacjack says: Sep 18, 2013 8:55 AM

    PC’s right, the offense is looking rusty, same thing against the Panthers. Running game is not as consistent as it needs to be and Wilson’s been off target frequently in both games.

  8. nananatman says: Sep 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    The O isn’ taking enough Focusyn.

  9. mikejsmith32 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:01 AM

    Just hand it to Marshawn Lynch. Or, pass it to Marshawn Lynch. Basically, do whatever you have to do to get Marshawn Lynch into the endzone.

    He’s on my fantasy team.

  10. socatra says: Sep 18, 2013 9:07 AM

    the game was very close until the end of the third Qtr. Penalties and exhausted SF defense sustained Sea rush offense in the end.

  11. gojags says: Sep 18, 2013 9:08 AM

    That would change this week against a team that has Zero Pass rush capability.

  12. osiris33 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:10 AM

    I’ve met Pete Carroll multiple times through a mutual friend, and he’s one of the best human beings on the planet. He spends every minute he can (and plenty of his own money) helping others and talking about anything but football. All you whiners and haters are just jealous of his success. All I can say is get used to it. The Seahawks are the best team in football, and they’re only going to get better as they get healthier.

  13. faiteschier says: Sep 18, 2013 9:22 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 18, 2013 8:49 AM
    The battle of the RGIIIWannabes was so boring. Fell asleep at the end of the half. Please don’t put the NFC West on my television at night again. #AfanwhoKNOWSfootball

    ____________________________________

    But you got to admit that it was kind of nice to watch a game that hadn’t been preordained by the League, the Vatican, and the Trilateral Commission.

  14. seahawksbmx says: Sep 18, 2013 9:26 AM

    I thought Pete might take it easy on Gus Bradley & the Jags this week. Sounds like in an effort to get things right offensively, they’re in for a serious beatdown. Good chance we’ll see another 50 burger.
    Then Tavaris will likely start the 2nd half.

  15. ccjcsr says: Sep 18, 2013 9:29 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 18, 2013 8:49 AM
    The battle of the RGIIIWannabes was so boring. Fell asleep at the end of the half. Please don’t put the NFC West on my television at night again. #AfanwhoKNOWSfootball
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    Hilarious!

    #Comedycentral

  16. goseahawks says: Sep 18, 2013 9:40 AM

    Nobody is an RGIIIWannabe…Even Dreadskin fans are calling for his replacement. Are you living under a rock? It’s gotta hurt to have your QB of the future already be a has-been. Maybe he can go be successful at golf…or some other sport that doesn’t require him to stress out his glass legs.

  17. seahawksbmx says: Sep 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    *Tarvaris
    And as much as I’ve tried to find the connection, I can’t figure out why the Eagles are tagged in this story. Anyone?

  18. pacificnw7722 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:52 AM

    Pete is correct, Wilson needs to become more accurate in his throws. O-line can learn to pass block much better. Little things that can be corrected to make the offense click on all cylinders.

    GO HAWKS!

  19. gudy2shoes says: Sep 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    RG Use to be.

  20. getsome636 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:59 AM

    Im already tired of hearing about the Seahawks. I was rooting for them Sunday, but lets be honest here, their offense has looked like crap both games. Wilson has been been terrible, struggled against the Panthers and looked like Tebow Sunday night. Im not high on the niners either. If Green Bay had pulled their head out of their butt and put a good corner on Boldin in week one, they would have beat the niners easily in my opinion.

  21. trollhammer20 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:00 AM

    He is right, though. There hasn’t been any continuity or consistency in the offense thus far. Penalties are a big part of it, but it’s simply not the same unit that was flipping fiftyburgers in consecutive weeks last year.

    And I don’t think this really qualifies as “calling them out”, because I don’t believe that anyone on the offense can be very pleased with the first two games. In one, they scored 12 points. In the other, they needed the defense to produce a safety and two very short fields that led to another 10 points.

    I don’t think this offense is ready for the Houston Texans in two weeks….but if they take this week seriously and have a good game against Jacksonville, maybe they can establish some momentum on which they can build.

    After this weekend’s game, four of the next five are on the road…you know, where people think the Seahawks cannot win. They’re going to need the offense working better if they wish to alter that perception.

  22. thepistoloffense says: Sep 18, 2013 10:10 AM

    The Seattle Seahawks must still learn how to use their most powerful weapon which is Russel Wilson. Most of their wins have been sloppy or Defensive wins, with The Offense making very little plays.
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  23. seahonky says: Sep 18, 2013 10:18 AM

    logicalvoicesays | Sep 18, 2013, 5:49 AM PDT
    The battle of the RGIIIWannabes was so boring. Fell asleep at the end of the half. Please don’t put the NFC West on my television at night again. #AfanwhoKNOWSfootball
    Flip the channel, moron. Redskins are on Comedy Central.

  24. hylaregilla says: Sep 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    Fans of other teams like to use a tired old insult and call the 49ers “whiners.” It is ironic that the Seattle players whined about Harbaugh honking at their team bus. Richard Sherman whined about Harbaugh not giving him the props so he got drafted in a later round than he should have been. Then Carroll whined about his players hearing a fake whistle on the blocked punt and other things during the game. The Seahawks accusing the 49ers and their fans as “whiners” is just like Assad accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons.

  25. ott2win says: Sep 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    In reality though…the offense did score 27 points against a great San Fran defense…When youre a great team like Seattle…its nice to only have to split hairs!

  26. digitalsasquatch says: Sep 18, 2013 10:29 AM

    logicalvoicesays | Sep 18, 2013, 5:49 AM PDT
    The battle of the RGIIIWannabes was so boring. Fell asleep at the end of the half. Please don’t put the NFC West on my television at night again. #AfanwhoKNOWSfootball
    ____

    Your hatred makes us strong; your slow start makes us laugh.

    #AfanwhoKNOWSanervousone-leggedQBwhenheseesone

  27. digitalsasquatch says: Sep 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    hylaregillasays
    The Seahawks accusing the 49ers and their fans as “whiners” is just like Assad accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons.

    ______________

    a. Why’d all the Whiners flee the Clink at the end of the 3rd quarter?
    b. Equating a football rivalry to war crimes. How dumb is that?

  28. mmsierra says: Sep 18, 2013 11:10 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 18, 2013 8:49 AM
    The battle of the RGIIIWannabes was so boring. Fell asleep at the end of the half. Please don’t put the NFC West on my television at night again. #AfanwhoKNOWSfootball
    ——————————————————

    ‘logical’, you Do know that crack is Illegal don;t you ?

    If you can’t stop, at least cut back
    Too bad your idol didn’t last too long
    I wanted to see if he could keep up with Kaep
    Apparently not

  29. faiteschier says: Sep 18, 2013 11:27 AM

    hylaregilla says:
    Sep 18, 2013 10:23 AM
    Fans of other teams like to use a tired old insult and call the 49ers “whiners.” It is ironic that the Seattle players whined about Harbaugh honking at their team bus. Richard Sherman whined about Harbaugh not giving him the props so he got drafted in a later round than he should have been. Then Carroll whined about his players hearing a fake whistle on the blocked punt and other things during the game. The Seahawks accusing the 49ers and their fans as “whiners” is just like Assad accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons.

    ___________________________________
    Yep, them Seahawks sure had a lot to whine about Sunday night: Why couldn’t we have played a better team, how come Anquan Boldin decided to stay home, etc. As far as chemical weapons, does stinking up a stadium count? Because that’s on the 49ers.

  30. briank1ne says: Sep 18, 2013 12:45 PM

    im a niners fan… and seriously guys… you need to stop making excuses on both sides talking about whining. both seahawk and niners fans. Right now. The seahawks look like the better team. Could that all change throughout the year? Sure. But please. Stop making excuses. They played a game and the seahawks won. Simple as that. I respect the seahawks now more than I did before the loss. This is a great rivalry that will continue for a while. And both of these teams are scary good.

  31. dalcow4 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:58 PM

    That Seattle defense is very, very good– but the offense is below average despite all the hype about Wilson.

    They’d better get home field advantage because that offense is NOT going into Green Bay or San Fran or Atlanta or New Orleans and winning.

  32. thebirdofprey says: Sep 18, 2013 3:29 PM

    People realize that Okung got hurt in the 1st quarter of that game. McQuistan was getting run through like swiss cheese vs Al. Smith. The offensive line still ran the ball effectively against one of the better fronts. James Carpenter beasted Justin Smith all game. Pete Carroll is right, it just hasn’t clicked but that was the same last year. How did the season finish, pretty damn good? We can get on track vs the Jags without our LT. I think Bailey starts ahead of Mcquistain at LT.

  33. 49erfan4lifemauiwaikapu says: Sep 18, 2013 4:08 PM

    Yup no one wins in seattle that game was awesome much respect but if you have a hard time winning on the road it will be a hard time in the playoffs.

  34. 49erfan4lifemauiwaikapu says: Sep 18, 2013 4:11 PM

    Anyone can get on track against the jags. Its like a nfl team playing a high school team right now even the chiefs beat them.

  35. sweetnlow44 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:11 PM

    Carroll’s right, the offense has looked really bad. Wilson’s missed quite a few wide open receivers and has held on to the ball too long a few times. He needs to be sharper. Lynch got dinged up a little vs. the 9ers and wasn’t in beast mode like he usually is. Seemed to be looking to take plays outside too often instead of pounding it up the middle like he usually does. And where’s Christine Michael? He seemed more explosive in preseason than Turbin. He and Turbin should be splitting time. Offensive line seems to be allowing a lot more pressure than last year. Wonder if the loss of Moffitt has anything to do with that. Nice to get Carpenter back, but the loss of Okung hurts. Wins are wins, but they do need to be a lot sharper on offense if they want to win on the road.

  36. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 19, 2013 6:26 PM

    He’s mad that Wilson can no longer get credit for touchdowns when it’s really an interception.

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