Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has never been more frustrated in his 11-and-a-half season in Seattke as his team dropped to 3-7 following a 23-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. "I'm just not any good at this," Carroll said of handling this level of losing.
"I'm not prepared for this. I'm struggling to do a good job of coaching when you're getting your butt kicked week in and week out. It's new territory, and I'm competing in every way I can think of. But I'm just unfamiliar with it.
So if I leave early or if I make a mistake, I'm not on my best game right here ... I'm not making any excuses. And I don't want to get good at this." Quarterback Russell Wilson returned to the lineup in Week 10 but the Seahawks scored a combined of 13 points over the last two games.
"It's really surprising now that we're back a couple weeks with Russ back in there that we had such a hard time scoring and moving the football," he said. "The running game was pretty efficient. But it came down to we were 1-for-5 in the first half [on third down].
The hard part of it is that this is what it's been like and it hasn't gotten better. We have to improve and find our ways."
Carroll, Wilson seeking answers
"We had a few third-and-longs," Wilson said.
"They made a couple of good plays. ... I think the biggest thing for us is that we just have to find ways. Third down is always about making plays and finding a way. I think that's what it really is. We've got to figure out what that is and figure out how to do it."
The Seahawks take on the Washington Football Team this week. "I feel like we're going to win next week and we're going to play a great game on the East Coast and come on back here and get ready for the next one," Carroll said.
"I don't have any other thought in my mind. I'm just disappointed that I've got to keep coming back in here and talk about the same stuff and don't feel like I have good answers for you. Because our answers so far have not turned it.
... It starts with me. I've got to get this done, and I've got to help my guys get it done."