Seahawks coach Pete Carroll preparing his team for the unexpected
The current coronavirus pandemic paints an uncertain picture for the future of the upcoming NFL season. As a result, players and coaches are doing what they can to stay prepared for all outcomes, and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is no exception.
“Well everything is kind of in flux right now,” Carroll said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “We’ve set back the time frame to start but we’re getting ready for virtual offseason and all of that. We’re all working real hard to do that to get organized so that we can do it really well. We just have to be patient, but in the meantime we just kind of keep grinding and stay with the mentality kind of like that they could tell us next week that we’re on. We’re attempting to be as prepared as possible. We’re not saying ‘OK, we’ve got three or four weeks to figure this thing out.’ We’re not doing that. We’re just going for it.”
The NFL has already committed to making April’s NFL Draft a completely virtual experience, while league’s like the NBA have already had to postpone the end of their season indefinitely. There’s fear that a similar outcome may befall the NFL, but Caroll realizes that’s just the situation that they have to get used to as of now.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty,” Carroll said. “We can’t communicate with the players about football or working out or any of that stuff. … It’s no different than everybody is in the whole world right now. We’re all kind of in flux so I think the mentality and attitude is what’s most important. We’re going to figure it out and work through it and we’re going to be open to the change and willing to be adaptable and all of that so our mindset is real good about it and I think it goes kind of across the board for everybody. We’re all living that way right now.”