Pete Carroll: “I’ve got to help more.”

Published on September 18, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

Looking for someone to blame for Seattle laying a goose egg in a 24-0 humbling at Pittsburgh?

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll says to point the finger at him.

“I’ve got to help more,” Carroll said about his team’s struggles on offense. “I’ve told the players in the locker room I’m not helping them enough. And I’ve got to do a better job of finding ways to make it more available for us to move the football, and to make our plays – like on third down today. We had a hard time today.”

Carroll again pointed to the fact that Seattle’s offense is struggling because of all the new bodies they added on that side of the ball this season, and little time to build a chemistry.

“Knowing how new we were, and how few opportunities we had to bring them along, it’s going to take a little while. And that’s unfortunate, and it’s very difficult to have to live through it. But we know what’s going to happen at the other end, and we’re going to stay the course because we know that.”

“We’ve got a lot of changes we have to make obviously – we didn’t score a point, period,” Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson said. “That’s embarrassing. We can’t be a good football team and go in and play like that.”

Seattle had better pass protection today, but still allowed five sacks.

“We protected better today,” Carroll said. “It may not have looked like it, but we protected better today against a very aggressive front. So we made some progress there, but we didn’t run the ball worth a darn today. And we need to.”

But the primary issue with Seattle’s offense is the team’s inability to run the ball. The Seahawks finished with 31 yards on the ground, averaging just 2.4 yards a carry.

“We’ve need to get our running game going,” Jackson said. “I think if we get our running game going, that will help with those explosive plays. We can play action those guys and try and get them up, and then try and go over top of them.

“But they’re not going to respect the play action if we’re not running the ball well. So we’ve got to do a better job of that.”

Added Marshawn Lynch, who finished with 11 yards on six carries: “Something that will help us out a lot is execution, executing on a lot of small things that I feel we’re not capitalizing on, to put ourselves in better positions to make ourselves able to go and hit that home run play we’ve been looking for.”

Carroll said he never considered lifting Tarvaris Jackson for Charlie Whitehurst late in the game with his team struggling. He does not believe that Jackson is the problem, and will remain with him as the team’s starter moving forward for the foreseeable future.

“It had nothing to do with the quarterback spot,” Carroll said about Seattle’s struggles offensively. “I don’t feel like that at all. We’ll look at everything, but I don’t feel like that at all.”

via Carroll: “I’ve got to help more.” | Seahawks Insider.

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  1. robert says:

    I think Pete Carroll would make a better Sea Gal than a head coach….and I'm not joking.




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