- Terry Blount, ESPN Staff Writer
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RENTON, Wash. – Despite being 2-0, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn’t happy with what he has seen from his offense in the first two games.
“I’m kind of concerned overall on offense that we just aren’t as sharp as we need to be,” Carroll said. “We addressed it [Monday] as far as details and doing things right. We’re just not as clean as we want to be.
“There’s a lot of potential to be shown. Our efficiency isn’t where we want it. We had too many negative plays [Sunday]. I’m a little disappointed in that, because we thought we came out of camp a little better.”
Penalties continue to be a problems for the Seahawks, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
“I think that has a lot to do with it,’’ Carroll said. “We’ve hurt ourselves. We had nine penalties on offense [Sunday in the 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers]. It’s really hard to find rhythm that way. We had a 24-yard play [on which there was a penalty) and end up not going anywhere. He had first-and-27 one time in the game. It’s crazy.’’
The Seahawks were flagged six times for offensive holding (one of which was declined by the 49ers), twice for a false start, once for an illegal formation and once for unsportsmanlike conduct, on receiver Sidney Rice for spinning the ball at a defender.
“We addressed this consistently, but we’ve not seen the results that we want,” Carroll said. “So we have some new ideas to see if we can get some cleaner execution and get out of our own way.”
Carroll wasn’t specific about what ideas he had in mind.