Lessons learned

Coach Pete Carroll says it’s always better — and easier — to coach and teach following a win compared to after a loss.

That thought proved itself true this morning as the Seahawks reviewed Sunday’s 31-14 come-from-behind victory for the first time as a team.

“There are so many teachable moments and lessons that came out of this game that are immensely valuable to us,” a noticeably enthused Carroll told his players during this morning’s team meeting.

One of the brightest messages from the game was the Seahawks’ 31-point unanswered streak that was fueled by three touchdowns in the third quarter. A 96-yard drive, a Lofa Tatupu interception-for-touchdown and an 84-yard Leon Washington punt return provided the highlights of those 21 points.

“Bang, bang, bang!” Carroll said of the third-quarter burst. “Are you kidding me with how perfectly that went?”

Carroll especially enjoyed how the Seahawks turned around from a disappointing first half to produce a second half for the ages that saw the team go 28-0 on the Panthers.

“The guys wearing jerseys in the first half were the same ones wearing them in the second half,” Carroll said to demonstrate his point. “It’s all us. You have the power. Our attitude does that. This is a huge lesson we now have in our back pocket for the fourth quarter of the season.”

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