Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks searching for answers after loss to Arizona Cardinals adds to woes

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11:51 PM ET

  • Brady HendersonESPN

SEATTLE — A further disappointing reduction has still left Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll extra frustrated than he has ever been in 11-and-a-half seasons in Seattle. He admitted as much Sunday after reducing his news convention shorter just before returning later to respond to far more thoughts.

The odd postgame scene adopted Seattle’s 23-13 decline to the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Industry. The defeat dropped the Seahawks to 3-7, marking the very first time due to the fact 2011 and only the 2nd time in Carroll’s tenure that they’ve been 4 game titles beneath .500.

“I am just not any good at this,” Carroll mentioned of handling this stage of dropping. “I am not geared up for this. I am battling to do a fantastic career of coaching when you are obtaining your butt kicked 7 days in and 7 days out. It really is new territory, and I am competing in each individual way I can believe of. But I’m just unfamiliar with it. So if I depart early or if I make a miscalculation, I’m not on my most effective match ideal in this article … I am not generating any excuses. And I do not want to get fantastic at this.”

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Going through an NFC West-foremost Cardinals team with out hurt quarterback Kyler Murray or receiver DeAndre Hopkins represented a golden opportunity for the Seahawks to breathe some daily life into their dwindling hopes of earning the playoffs for the ninth time in 10 seasons. Instead, they permitted 328 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns to backup Colt McCoy, although Russell Wilson and their offense struggled for the 2nd week in a row since his return from finger operation.

Carroll commenced his postgame information conference with out his normal opening statement, expressing, “I never have a great deal to tell you” ahead of inviting concerns. He then still left about eight minutes in, indicating, “I’m truly carried out. I am performed,” and continued to wander off as a reporter was starting to inquire a different query.

Carroll later on returned sporting road garments and apologized for his early exit. But he was just as mystified in his second excursion to the podium as his 1st a single as to why Seattle’s offense has been so ineffective, especially on 3rd down.

“It is really really astonishing now that we are back again a few weeks with Russ back again in there that we had this kind of a difficult time scoring and moving the soccer,” he stated. “The operating match was fairly successful. But it came down to we ended up 1-for-5 in the first 50 percent [on third down]. The tricky section of it is that this is what it really is been like and it hasn’t gotten better. We have to strengthen and discover our approaches.”

Just after struggling their to start with shutout decline of the Wilson era last week in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Seahawks managed only 266 yards of offense and went 2-of-10 on 3rd down in opposition to Arizona. Wilson was -for-6 on third and fourth downs Sunday. He experienced beforehand in no way finished worse than -for-4 on 3rd or fourth down, according to ESPN Stats & Information and facts investigation.

Wilson has now absent without having a landing move in consecutive games for just the 3rd time in his career, according to ESPN Stats & Data study. The Seahawks’ only touchdown Sunday arrived on a 2-yard DeeJay Dallas run halfway by the fourth, snapping a streak of seven straight quarters without obtaining the finish zone. Seattle rushed for 86 yards on 19 attempts.

Entering Sunday, Seattle had the NFL’s third-worst conversion price on 3rd down at 33.7%.

“We had a couple third-and-longs,” Wilson reported. “They manufactured a couple of good performs. … I think the largest factor for us is that we just have to obtain strategies. Third down is generally about creating performs and finding a way. I think that is what it definitely is. We have received to figure out what that is and figure out how to do it.”

Wilson reported his surgically repaired ideal center finger wasn’t an problem in his to start with game because Oct. 8 medical procedures and that it ongoing to sense wonderful very last week. On Sunday, he shot down the notion that he’s rusty just after his rehab retained him out of apply for a month. He pointed to his deep ball — Wilson strike Tyler Lockett for a 48-garden obtain to set up Seattle’s lone touchdown — as evidence.

“The ball is coming out of my hand just high-quality,” he mentioned. “… I’m not going to make any excuses. I am not an justification type of guy.”

The Seahawks misplaced to McCoy last time when he quarterbacked the New York Giants to a 17-12 get in Seattle although filling in for Daniel Jones. McCoy managed his way to that victory when finishing 13 passes for 105 yards. On Sunday, he carried significantly extra of the offensive load while finishing 35 of 44 makes an attempt and did most of his damage on beneath throws.

Arizona went 7-of-14 on third down, a bugaboo for Seattle’s protection before this year prior to it enhanced in that regard all through its new resurgence.

“When 10 men do their career and a person doesn’t, poor performs can happen,” said basic safety Jamal Adams.

The Seahawks perform the Washington Football Team at FedExField subsequent Monday.

“I come to feel like we’re heading to gain upcoming week and we’re heading to play a terrific sport on the East Coastline and occur on back below and get completely ready for the following 1,” Carroll explained. “I never have any other assumed in my head. I am just disappointed that I have bought to keep coming back in listed here and communicate about the same stuff and do not sense like I have very good solutions for you. Mainly because our responses so considerably have not turned it. … It starts off with me. I’ve received to get this carried out, and I have received to support my men get it done.”

Wilson was asked how the Seahawks’ 3-7 get started will effects his upcoming presented the way he voiced his frustration this earlier offseason, a community airing of grievances that led each the quarterback and the group to flirt with the thought of shifting on from each individual other.

“It does not impact any of my ideas at all,” he claimed. “All I imagine about is proper now what we are heading to do and how we’re going to do it. I love this team. I love this organization. I adore getting right here. Like I mentioned, I like the problem. I am seeking ahead to it. It really is likely to be a great tale.”