Carrol Calls 8-1 Seahawks a Work in Progress
Pete Carroll referred to his 8-1 team with the best record in the NFC as "a work in progress."
He's exactly right. The Seattle Seahawks may be leading the NFC thanks to the best start in team history, but the past two weeks have exposed a number of their flaws. They continue to have a propensity for starting slow, their run defense has been poor and quarterback Russell Wilson has been exposed to far more hits than Seattle would like to see its quarterback take.
Still, the Seahawks are finding ways to win despite the problems. The latest came Sunday when they rallied from 21-0 down to beat Tampa Bay 27-24 in overtime. It was the Seahawks 12th straight win at home, tying the franchise record for consecutive home wins.
On the injury front, Seahawks center Max Unger and defensive end Red Bryant are both going through concussion protocols after being injured on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Coach Carroll said Monday that the Seahawks are unsure if either will be ready for Sunday's game at Atlanta. Carroll said Bryant's concussion wasn't fully realized until Monday.
Carroll added that offensive tackles Breno Giacomini (knee) and Russell Okung (toe) are expected to practice this week. Okung is not eligible to come off injured reserve until next week and Carroll said it's unlikely Giacomini will be ready to play against the Falcons.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin's return from hip surgery remains a daily evaluation, but Carroll said the team is "not counting on," Harvin playing this week.