Pete Carroll said there's nothing new with Kam Chancellor and he has no problem with Momma Lynch during his regular weekly Wednesday press conference.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly Wednesday press conference that he wished he had something to report on Kam Chancellor, that he doesn’t need to defend Darrell Bevell and that he has no issues with anything Marshawn Lynch’s mom might write.
Here’s what he had to say on three hot button topics:
— On Chancellor, Carroll confirmed that he has not reported and that nothing is going on.
“Really, nothing has changed,” he said. “It really never has been a negotiation.It’s been a conversation. Nothing has changed, though.”
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Asked about reports that the Seahawks have made offers to Chancellor, Carroll said “I’m not going to comment about any of that. I’m going to stay exactly where we’ve been for the whole time. I have nothing to report to you. I wish I did. I really wish I did. We’d love to figure it out.But it hasn’t happened.”
Asked at this point what could change, Carroll said “he needs to come back in. We need to get him in.”
Carroll added that he is not worried about the impact of Chancellor’s absence on the locker room.
“No,” he said. “I think our guys have dealt with everything that comes at us in a really straight-up fashion and they are really focused on playing football and doing the best we can.We can’t coach the guy that’s not here. Can’t do anything about it.”
“I’m just disappointed like I know he is and everybody is that we haven’t found a way to get him here, that’s all.”
Asked if missing Wednesday means he is for sure out Sunday, Carroll gave a somewhat evasive answer.
“At this point I don’t know anything different than what I’ve known all along,” he said. “Had the same thought all along which is about as wishy-washy as I can be right there.”
—As for the Facebook post from Lynch’s mother on Monday calling for the firing of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Carroll said he hadn’t seen it but that it’s “a mom looking after her kid. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.”
“There’s a lot of passion with our following and the 12s and with the family members. Think where media is today. It’s kind of your guys’ world. But anyway. Just something that I’m sure she has strong feelings and I don’t blame her for having strong feels. She’s a mom.”
— As for Bevell, Carroll said he didn’t need to defend him because his record — two straight Super Bowls for the team — speaks loudly enough.
“He does a terrific job and history shows all of that,” he said.