Not reaching their potential

As the Seahawks gathered at noon today to review Sunday’s 42-24 defeat and begin their rebound, Coach Pete Carroll shared a common theme from the latest loss.

The Seahawks simply didn’t play up to their potential.

“When everyone plays like they’re capable, that gives us the best shot to win,” Carroll told his players during today’s team meeting. “When you don’t play like you’re capable of playing, it hurts, because you underachieve.”

Carroll pointed out that the blowout loss was by a deceptively large margin, since the Seahawks were down just 21-17 going into the fourth quarter.

“It was close, but it didn’t feel like that, because we didn’t play well,” Carroll said.

But throughout the meetings today, the theme was that underachievement on display in most, if not all, of the Seahawks’ six losses this season.

“Do like you’re capable and we’ll be in every game and give ourselves a chance to win each Sunday,” Carroll told his team. “We need to play good football. This isn’t outside of us. It’s right in this room.”

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