Pete Carroll discusses Seahawks' future amid struggling 2021 season

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Pete Carroll discusses Seahawks' future amid struggling 2021 season

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says the Seahawks need to retool and not to rebuild. The Seahawks are having their worst season in over a decade as they sit at 5-10. "Not for one reason at all am I thinking that we have to restart this whole thing and create a new philosophy and a new approach and all that," he told 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday.

"I don't think that. I think we've got the essence of the things that we need. We've got to build on them, we've got to support it better and we've got to continue to grow and progress. There ain't no standing still, but there's the foundation for doing things."

The Seahawks are in the same division as the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks are the only team in their division with a losing record. "We like what we've got, but you've got to admire what the other teams have and acknowledge the fact that they've got some great players over there, too," Carroll said of the NFC West.

Carroll hopes the Seahawks will 'continue to build'

Carroll is confident about the future of the Seahawks as he hopes the team will bring in the players that can make the difference. "Yeah, we have to continue to build, though," he said.

"We've got to get better and keep bringing in the players that can help us make the difference. We've got to get healthy again and we'll see how that goes. The quarterback position with Russ having to deal with what he's dealt with -- which most players could not have handled the way he did -- we've got to see how he bounces back.

He will certainly be great again. He's going to be a great player. I don't feel like it shows right now but I think that's what's going to happen because he's got it in him to do that. "So we build round those factors and all of the pluses that we can generate.

We've got contracts, we've got a lot of free agents. We'll figure that out later but there's a lot of questions and things that we've got to [get] through and figure out. It's just not the time. It's not the time to asses all of that. But there's a lot to look at and there's a lot of positives and a lot of plusses."