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News, notes and quotes: Still no Harvin this week

Pete Carroll was still bothered by yesterday's loss, but also said they had to turn the focus immediately in a lockerroom.

Carroll went around the lockerroom to talk to specific players after the game Sunday.

"I'm calling on leadership. Calling the guys to step up who had been the leaders of the team," Carroll said. "To understand what transition we have to make, starting last night, to get ready for this week. As soon as we're in that lockerroom, that thing (Sunday's game) is already done. We have to put it in it's proper spot."

Quick hits from Carroll:

> Percy Harvin playing this season seems more and more unlikely. He won't practice this week. He is still rehabbing in Seattle. He has not had an MRI or any procedures since we last saw him (he had an MRI and some fluid drained after the last time he was sore). When asked if he believes Harvin will play again this season, Carroll said, "We'll figure that out."

> Good reviews from Carroll on Michael Bowie, who was at right guard for the injured J.R. Sweezy (concussion) last week. Carroll said Bowie was physical up there. Also said that Sweezy will be tested again this week for concussion symptoms.

> Asked who the kick returner will be Sunday, Carroll said, "You will have to wait and see." He mentioned that Doug Baldwin did well and that Baldwin is a definite option to again return kicks.

> Jermaine Kearse has a sore ankle. He'll go through the week day-to-day.

> Asked about wide receiver separation and the offense's issues, Carroll said, "Don't go crazy on us now. We've had a terrific season. We've had a lot of numbers. Yesterday in this game, we missed on opportunities down the field."

> Carroll said they will work Walter Thurmond back in this week. Thurmond is coming back from his four-game suspension and can receive a practice exemption that will allow him to practice, but not be added to the 53-man roster until Saturday in order to play Sunday.

> On third-down issues: "I was quick to tell our guys, for four five weeks there, we were the best of anybody. We just have to make sure we get back to it. It became a big issue."

> Carrol said that Russell Wilson was "real frustrated" about yesterday's game and beat him to the practice facility. Carroll said he arrived at 4:45 a.m. and Wilson was already here. They sat down and rewatched every play.