The Seattle Seahawks narrowly defeated the Los Angeles Rams 19-16 in time beyond regulation to complete the common season 9-8. They’ve an opportunity within the playoffs, however their destiny is finally within the fingers of the Detroit Lions. Nevertheless, it would not have mattered in the event that they misplaced to the Rams.
“We gave all the pieces we had,” mentioned coach Pete Carroll after the sport. “We handled this recreation prefer it was the best recreation we have ever performed, and if we get an opportunity, we’ll do it for the following recreation.”
The Seahawks had been anticipated to be among the many worst groups within the NFL after their 2021 7-10 file and the commerce of quarterback Russell Wilson to the Broncos. In the long run, although, the Seahawks proved just about everybody improper. Playoffs or not, Seattle has confirmed to be greater than only a gifted group. Whereas The twelfth Man is happy about how this yr goes general, Carroll has expressed dissatisfaction with how the season is ending.
“I am glad we had a profitable file and gave ourselves a shot, however that is not what I anticipated,” Carroll mentioned. “This season has disenchanted me. The place you all assume ‘we did nice issues and all,’ I do not really feel that method, I really feel like we missed our likelihood. We had 5, six video games there, we may have simply gained a technique or one other, however we did not.”
In actuality, Carroll is correct. The Seahawks misplaced all 4 video games to the NFC South in soccer’s worst division. The Buccaneers gained it 8-9, changing into the fourth group in NFL historical past to win a division with a file below .500. All 4 defeats had been one-point defeats.
Whereas Carroll was rightly pissed off, the Seahawks completed excess of anybody exterior of their Renton group facility thought they might. Playoffs or not, Carroll shared his ideas on how this group can enhance their success within the 2023 season.
“We are going to take the tradition we have now created with us. I have been with a bunch of groups, and that is precisely the mindset we have to transfer ahead with to do nice issues. It is a championship group,” Carroll mentioned proudly. “The center, the unity, the need to work, we type our personal perspective. We create our personal perspective.”
Carroll went on to say that the group wanted to realize some extra expertise and be a group that carried out higher however ended with optimism.
“We’re in a reasonably good place proper now.”