Turnovers are under the microscope today, and it’s worth noting where the Seahawks and Rams stand in the all-important turnover margin category.
Through three games this season, the Seahawks are at zero — or “plus-zero,” as the always optimistic Pete Carroll says — while the Rams are at plus-1. Carroll is making a push for his club to continue last Sunday’s takeaway barrage and charge into plus territory this weekend.
“Let’s get into the positive on Sunday,” Carroll said.
So far in 2010, the Seahawks have recorded seven takeaways and three turnovers in their two wins, while giving up four turnovers in their loss at Denver two weeks ago.
In case you’re scoring at home, Coach Pete Carroll brought up turnovers “for the 1,000th time” during this morning’s team meeting.
OK, maybe it’s not as many times as he claims, but it’s probably pretty close.
During meetings today, Carroll hammered home the turnover point yet again on the latest installment of Turnover Thursday at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. He delivered validity to his point by bringing up the NFL-wide connection between turnovers and wins.
Through the first three weeks of the season, teams with a plus or even turnover margin are 42-6 (88 percent winning percentage), including a 15-1 mark in Week 3.
“All our emphasis must go back to the football,” Carroll told his players. “It’s so important — it’s the whole ballgame. We’ve got to be so conscious about the football.”