Pete Carroll joined Mike Salk and Brock Huard on 710 ESPN Seattle to break down what happened in Seattle's win over the Vikings. Listen in.
A few notes:
— Played well in all three phases except for one play (Cordarrelle Patterson return TD). Feels like there's a real momentum for us, wish we could go out and play today.
— I think that physically, we were really right. Shifted tempo (slowed it down) this week during practice to try to change things up. It was "profitable." Was able to get some guys onto the practice field that would have otherwise sat out. Hit it hard on Friday.
— Big thing was overcoming penalties; early on realized that MIN wasn't going to attack downfield much which allowed the Seahawks to attack a lot up front. Was a big factor.
— Seahawks coach tackling every single day in practice. Tackling was really strong vs. the Vikings.
— Brock said that zone drops by LBs were really good. Pete Carroll agreed. Was really fired up, because it was a big emphasis this week (their style could lead to that — lots of dumpoffs into the intermediate area). Didn't do the things we wanted to do vs. Pittsburgh, so they wanted to turn the corner on that this week.
— Frank Clark was a big, big factor. The opportunity came up with Jordan Hill not ready to play — Carroll says he wishes they would've given Clark more opportunities to play inside (they thought he was more comfortable outside).
— Tyler Lockett is "really good". Took some real shots and held on to the ball.
There's a whole lot of other stuff in there too. Just the tip of the iceberg.