Distractions are the talk of the day — but in a good way. And Coach Pete Carroll is hoping that by addressing them, the team will be able to properly deal with them.
“Always, there are distractions,” Carroll said during this morning’s team meeting. “The end of the season itself is a distraction, the games around the league that will determine teams’ futures are another form of distraction. But we’ve got to leave all of that out of our thinking.”
It’s slightly counter-intuitive, but Carroll said that it’s a positive that the team is traveling this weekend, since it keeps them together and away from holiday distractions.
“We’ve got this one game to play,” Carroll told his players. “We can’t let any outside factors get in.”