Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that his team is looking forward to playing NFC West division leader San Francisco on Christmas Eve this Saturday, and understands it will be a challenge.
“We’ve got a really formidable opponent in this one,” Carroll said. “I’m excited that we have these guys coming in to CenturyLink. It’s our last chance to play here this season, so we want to go out with a bang and do it right.”
Carroll is well aware of the fact that the Niners’ defense has not given up a rushing touchdown this season.
“That’s a pretty cool number,” he said. “I was around a team years ago that go through something like that. That’s something to protect. That’s something to fight for when you get the chance.
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“So we’re going to throw it inside the 5-yard line every time we get down there,” joked Carroll
Carroll said that receiver Mike Williams had successful surgery to fix a broken left ankle today, and is expected to make a full recovery. Carroll said Williams has been placed on the season-ending, injured reserve.
“We feel like everything went just right,” Carroll said. “And so he’ll be back in a timely fashion. But we’ll miss him as he goes on IR.”
Carroll said to expect rookie Ricardo Lockette to get more of a look with Williams out
With the a vacant spot on the active roster, the Seahawks signed cornerback Phillip Adams, a second-year pro out of South Carolina State was released by New England in December.
Adams played in six games for New England, and had eight tackles and an interception.
“We have a couple concerns – Kennard Cox couldn’t finish the game last week,” Carroll said. Cox has been dealing with a hamstring issue the past, few weeks. “We’ve got to make sure we’re covered there, so we made the move today.”
Linebacker Malcolm Smith also is still dinged up with a head injury.