Quoting Carroll - Monday Practice

SCPlayBook's Kevin Carden caught up with Pete Carroll after practice as Carroll comments on John David Booty's health, the wide receivers, turning the ball over, and more.

Pete Carroll on John David Booty's injury:

"His finger didn't look like this Saturday night. It looks bad now, it's black and blue and all that stuff. He went and saw a specialist today and he's cleared. When he is ready to grip a football he can throw it and he will be able to play. So it's just a matter of time, they don't know how much and I don't know how much."

Pete Carroll on Mark Sanchez:

"Mark has to go with the first group throughout everything and take it like he is starting until he isn't. This will be an interesting week for us and with his preparation and John David has to be in the prep too and we will see what happens later on."

Pete Carroll on if it is now clear why they lost:

"Sure, I'm really clear on it now, and I have lived through every one of these plays and calls and opportunities so that I knew the truth of what happened is. That's the main thing so we can deliver it to the players. We went through a series of plays in the game, really went through the whole game in a sense to track it and walk them through it. So they knew what happened and the critical issues that happened and how we responded and how we didn't."

Pete Carroll on getting his message across to the team:

"It's important for your team to be on the same page. There is a lot of opinion out there and in the media base that we are in. There's a lot of different thoughts on who is to blame and who did this, why not that? We need to be on the same page. In essence the coaches are in a bit of a competition for the perception of what happened. I just got to make sure we are clear."

Pete Carroll on the importance of turnovers:

"I caught Brett Favre's interview at the end of the game and they turn the ball over a few times and lost 27-0. And the first thing he said was 'you turn the ball over like that you can't win.' That's just football it doesn't matter what level you are on. Those lessons have always been so solidly entrenched in our football but right now it isn't."

Pete Carroll on the wide receivers:

"Obviously it has been stated since the very beginning replacing Steve (Smith) and Dwayne (Jarrett) and Chris McFoy is a great challenge to us. Physically these guys are really good players but the experience just isn't there. So there are some new things happening for the first time to guys that we can't do anything about it until it happens and we get through it. So we will try and work our way through it and keep or execution as high as possible. And limit the issues and mistakes until we really get comfortable and guys can really play at their best. They are working real hard at it I love their effort."


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