Despite the fact that the Seahawks blew out the 49ers for the second straight year at Century Link Field, head coach Pete Carroll wasn’t too happy with hos his offense played.
“I’m kind of concerned overall on offense that we just aren’t as sharp as we need to be,” Carroll said via ESPN.com. “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.”
Carroll believes offensive penalties have really hurt them.
“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.’’
Carroll says they’ll continue to work on being more consistent.
“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.”