Aiming for perfection

Perfect practice makes perfect.

The Seahawks lived it out last week, and they’re hoping to do so again this week, starting with this afternoon’s practice.

In last Thursday’s turnover-themed workout, the offense didn’t allow a turnover, and then on Sunday in Chicago, the offense didn’t allow a turnover. Coincidence? Coach Pete Carroll hardly thinks so.

“There’s a connection there,” Carroll told his players this morning. “When we practice it, we can do it in games. It’s an art and discipline, and it’s an awesome, awesome thing to do that.”

As impressed as he is with the offense’s ball security, Carroll is also calling on the defense to step up and push the Seahawks into the positive turnover margin, and he’s hoping a home game will be the appropriate medicine. In the team’s previous two contests at Qwest, they’ve recorded a combined seven takeaways — compared to just one in three road games.

“We’ve been great at getting the ball at home,” Carroll said. “Let’s light it up again on Sunday.”

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