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News, notes and quotes from Monday: Harvin progressing, Unger expected back

Pete Carroll said wide receiver Percy Harvin is back working with the team. He didn't give a firm timeline for Harvin's return. He also said he expects Max Unger back practicing this week.

On to the quick hits:

> Carroll said he's interested to see how the Seahawks respond to the loss. "How much we listen to the hype and how much we let the conversation get away from what is really at hand, that can happen. Our guys are very disciplined."

> When Carroll went back and looked at the tape, he said they saw "so many opportunities. Very frustrating to leave out there."

> On the final drive: "We all thought we were going to do it."

> Breno Giacomini is back from New York. Carroll said Giacomini is still hobbling around. "Should make a pretty good turn in a week or so." It sounds that means a chance for Giacomini to start working out then, not practicing.

> Carroll said the coverage bust on T.Y. Hilton's deep touchdown was a misread of the formation by Richard Sherman, who was supposed to go deep with Hilton, not release him.

> TE Zach Miller is day-to-day.

> Bobby Wagner sprained his ankle during the game. Carroll's not sure what is happening with him as of yet.

> Here's what Carroll said about Harvin: "He's ready to take the next level of training. He's very enthusiastic about getting back and all. We'll just have to see what happens. It's a very positive response at this point. He's in really good shape to take the next step. He's on the ground running now. He's working really hard at it. We're anxious to kind of watch him. Our guys worked out today. I haven't seen him yet live and in color. But looking forward to how this goes. His attitude's perfect about getting back."

> Carroll was asked about the ineffective play on third down. "The protection issues have been at the root of it."

> On managing the workload for Lynch: "I think it's going fine. He's in great shape. He's handling everything. He could carry the ball more. It's been pretty moderate so far just by the way the games have gone. He's been very effective. He's been right around 100 yards the last three weeks and all that's going fine. If we need in a game, and I thought maybe it would be this week (at Indianapolis) that he would get the ball more than he did, we're ready to do that next week too. If he's got to get the ball 30 times in a game, he's ready to go. We're not holding him back. We're just running the offense and playing situations out. He's doing really well. He's on it right now."

> Carroll said he knows exactly how the defense will respond after the Colts has some success. "They weren't happy at all about that. We're not backing off. We're not changing anything. They can't wait to get back to work at practice."

> Carroll said Bruce Irvin and Jordan Hill looked good in their first outings.

> He also said Michael Bennett and Hill had thigh bruises, but should be OK.

> He still thinks the Jeron Johnson recovery was a touchdown. "It was a great recovery, is what it was. It was a very difficult call. I totally understand that. You can stop it, he's sitting there inbounds with his whole body."

> On Wilson's play: "He's doing what he has to do."