Pete Carroll: I have to do more to help players

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The Seahawks were up 24-14 going into the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against a Bears team being quarterbacked by Nick Foles, but Chicago scored 11 points in the final 11 minutes to hand Seattle what head coach Pete Carroll called “as disappointing of a loss” as the team has had since he became their coach.

The Seahawks are now 5-10, which guarantees them their worst record of the Carroll era and a last place finish in the NFC West for the first time since Carroll became the coach. Carroll said the disappointment was because of how the team let a game in their control slip away and said he was putting the blame on himself rather than the players for not coming through down the stretch.

“I’m taking it the other way,” Carroll said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. “I’m taking it like I need to do better. I’m not calling [out] the players for not responding. I have to respond better. I’ve got to do more for them and help them more so. Maybe that’s a coach’s ego or whatever. But I don’t mind holding myself in that kind of accountability. I’ve just got to find a way. I’m expecting our other coaches and the players to do the same thing. Everybody gives everything they have to give us every shot to be as good as we can possibly be. And it starts with me.”

There’s a lot of speculation about the futures of many people in Seattle with Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson at the top of the list. The focus on Sunday was on the present, but it won’t be long before we see how widespread the changes are after things came crashing down for the Seahawks in 2021.

7 responses to “Pete Carroll: I have to do more to help players

  1. Carroll’s problem is that the legion of Boom is long gone and Seattle hasn’t had a good draft in 10 years.

    Without that smothering defense there is no SB and legacy. It wasn’t just Russell Wilson and a bunch of scrubs.

    Now it is Wilson and a bunch of scrubs outside of the WRs and this is what you get.

    The Broncos should offer Seattle whatever they want for Wilson and hope lightning strikes twice.

  2. The Seahawks haven’t been the same since the Super Bowl XLIX loss…..yes they should have ran it.

  3. NFL coaches are responsible to coach their players up before every play…you cannot take a sack close to the endzone and push a field goal even farther back. Defensive tackles and ends can’t get a roughing the passer penalty and help the opposing team in possible game winning drive…Seattle could not overcome these types of mistakes this year…still a Seahawks fan….

  4. Seahawks need to stop trading away future draft picks. Otherwise they will be stuck in years of mediocrity along with cap problems.

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