Carroll: Justin Britt a game-time decision vs Texans
Pete Carroll told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Friday the Seahawks are “in pretty good shape” heading into their Week 8 home game against the Texans. Two players, center Justin Britt and running back C.J. Prosise, remain the biggest concerns for Seattle.
Britt (ankle) missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, and will be a game-time decision. Carroll said the veteran lineman “has a chance to play,” though if he cannot, Seattle will likely turn to rookie Ethan Pocic.
“He’s really doing a fantastic job of being a young player on this team, a rookie, that has the ability to play different spots and can really interchangeably play them over the course of the game to prove that,” Carroll said of Pocic. “Really it was the reason we really loved him in the draft process, and he’s already shown that it’s real.”
Prosise re-aggravated an pre-existing ankle injury two plays into Sunday’s win over the Giants. Carroll said it’s unlikely he’ll play this week.
“I don’t think C.J.’s going to make it. He’s going to try, but I don’t think he’s going to make it.”
On the Texans: “They’re scoring points like crazy. New quarterback came up, DeShaun Watson, they’re the highest scoring team in the NFL since he started starting, at least in the last four weeks. They’ve got explosive players, they’ve got speed, they’ve got receivers and runners, and a really good scheme in general. They’re a tough team; it’s going to be a good matchup.”
On the presumption the Seahawks have “more drama” than other teams: “We demand of our guys to get close to the edge, and that’s always been the way I’ve been coaching. And I know I’m my own worst enemy at times because I’m trying to push these guys to take it to the very limit and to push as far as they can with as much energy and juice and effort and toughness and all that. And sometimes a guy will cross the line and he’ll demonstrate something where his poise won’t be in command. But I know that. That’s what we, we try to function in that realm and it gets us a chance to play really at a high level, and I try to figure out with the coaches how to manage it, and with the leadership of the team. Sometime we go a little bit over; it doesn’t bother me so much unless we can’t recover (and) we can’t get back on track.”