Pete Carroll joined Mike Salk and Brock Huard on 710 ESPN Seattle to break down what happened in Seattle's win over the Ravens. Listen in.
A few notes:
- Third downs are hugely important (what are the most important stats?). Really indicative on how the ball moves on offense.
- Pete mentions the "theory of 50" again (getting completions and run attempts > 50), which is helped along by converting third downs
- Love to see how we're tackling â keeping missed tackles under ten, or five or less is great.
- Wilson is playing so well because of the rhythm of getting the ball out. Confidence. Mixture of rhythms by the protections and play-actions we're using. Moving him around.
- Haven't changed the way they handle Wilson (pocket vs. rolling out) but they have adapted to get the ball out quicker.
- Command at the line for Russell Wilson is really good right now. Vs. Ravens, Wilson adjusted protections or play-direction, did a really great job of it.
- Touchdown to Doug Baldwin on the post-route was a check (audible).
- Marshawn Lynch timetable unknown
- Carroll said the idea that the Seahawks' offense functions better without Lynch because of external or internal pressure is a "waste of a conversation."
- Run defense has been a huge strength.
- Ahtyba Rubin: you can't move the dude. Carroll: "I think he's been the most effective guy playing 3-technique that we've had. Just the most consistent. He just won't budge. The harder it gets, the tougher he gets. The more he ain't going to move anywhere. That position in our defense â we play a lot of over defenses â he's on the tight end side of the lot, and there's a lot of plays that go right at him, and he gets doubled a bunch, and he's fantastic at doing that. He has been instrumental."
- Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman have become very strong leaders
And a whole lot more.