Pete Carroll: Seahawks’ defense has taken a turn

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Five games into the season, the Seahawks’ defense was on pace to give up the most yardage in any season in NFL history. Now? Not.

After allowing a total of just 613 yards in the last two games, the Seahawks’ defense is now not even the worst in the NFL in yards allowed per game for the 2021 season, let alone the worst in NFL history. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he likes the direction his defense is heading in.

“I feel, like I’ve been saying to you guys, we’ve taken a turn,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “I like what we are doing, I like where we are, I like the mentality and all of that, so we’ve got to see if we can put some stuff together. We’ve got to get the ball away from the other team. We missed three little tipped balls that we could have had for picks, and that will be a big difference for us if we can turn that around.”

With Russell Wilson coming back this week, the Seahawks’ offense should be in good shape going forward. If the Seahawks’ defense can continue to turn things around, 3-5 Seattle could be a playoff contender down the stretch.

3 responses to “Pete Carroll: Seahawks’ defense has taken a turn

  1. The played the Steelers, Saints(in torrential rain), and the Jaguars. Those are 3 unimpressive offenses, lets see how they look over the next 2 weeks when they play the Packers(if Rodgers play) and the Cardinals.

  2. I’m not so sure about that, Pete. Considering the quality of our opponent’s offences the past 3 games, I am reserving judgment on this. If the secondary can limit GB aerial assault to under 250 yards, I will revisit the matter.

  3. Well, Pete, the team will get to prove it on the field for the rest of the year. Seahawks can probably lose only two games the rest of the way in order to have a realistic shot at the playoffs. The only constant here is that Seahawks always play better when they are behind or considered out of contention.

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