Pete Carroll: Seahawks are in “good shape” with Geno Smith and Drew Lock – Seattle Seahawks blog

RENTON, Wash. — Drew Lock While battling, we learned an important lesson. Teddy Bridgewater To be the Denver Broncos‘ starting quarterback. He focused on who won each practice. After losing the competition, he realized that this mentality was no good.

“I tried to compare everything: ‘Did Teddy beat us that day or did I win that?'” Lock stated this during the past week's Seattle Seahawks minicamp. It's not healthy for your mental health to think like this. This will hinder your ability to become a better quarterback. It doesn't matter who won the day. It's all about “Did you get better today to make my guys better?”

Lock has been focusing solely on himself. Geno SmithThey are competing to be replaced Russell Wilson Seattle's first competition for a quarterback in a decade. Although Lock may not be keeping track, Smith was still the pole position when the Seahawks wrapped their offseason program earlier this year.

It was obvious as Smith took reps with Smith and Pete Carroll evaluated the competition at minicamp.

Carroll spoke highly about Smith and Lock. “And it's been not one sequence or one day here. They have been steady all through. They have shared many reps. Geno has stayed with the first group through, but they both had close to equal reps when it came to situational opportunities. … They've done a great job so far. They seem in control.

“Geno's still ahead, you can see that — but Drew is not going to be too far behind to catch up. He'll be there by the time we finish camp. He is very bright. He understands it. It makes sense to him.

Carroll ended his remarks by saying that the Seahawks are “great” at quarterback. A phrase he later repeated. Carroll seemed to be trying to quash persistent speculation that Seattle could add another high-profile quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo Oder Baker Mayfield.

Carroll stated already that he doesn’t envision anything “at all”. the Seahawks trading for a veteran QBIt would take most likely the San Francisco 49ers Oder Cleveland Browns Seattle could seriously consider releasing either of their former starters. San Francisco wouldn't likely trade Garoppolo for a division competitor, though.

Garoppolo and Mayfield have better résumés than Lock or Smith. However, both are coming off of shoulder surgeries and would be behind in learning new offenses and building chemistry among pass-catchers.

Lock spoke out about his own adaptation to Shane Waldron's offensive coordinator playbook. He said that he felt “a little overwhelmed” initially but is now much more comfortable. Waldron's playbook is very similar to that Denver ran in his rookie season, 2019, when Lock was at his best. He led the Broncos' to four wins over their final five games. Lock has had 21 turnovers in his 19 games since then.

He stated, “I feel really and really, very, really good about the offense.” “I feel like I can go out and play a football game tomorrow and succeed.”

Some insiders at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center believe Smith will be beaten by Lock to take the job. Some believe that Smith will have to win convincingly. Or Seattle's coaches may favor Smith's greater familiarity — who has backed Wilson for three seasons — over Lock's bigger upside and award any tie to the incumbent. Carroll raved about Smith's performance in Seattle's third and final filling-in game last season. He led Seattle to a win after two narrow losses.

Smith mentioned this familiarity when asked how Seattle’s offense suits his needs.

He said, “I like the up-tempo style. It's similar to what I played in college.” “Also, Shane's trust and my ability to get in and out plays, to understand our offense, and move our guys around so that we can create mismatches. Shane has faith in me and my abilities as a quarterback, and that is something I believe suits us well.

Smith's legal matter may not be resolved before the season starts. Smith was arrested on suspicion for DUI in January. However, the King County Prosecutor's Office has yet to receive blood-test results. This takes about 10 months. Smith recently stated that he doesn't foresee “any problem” These are the consequences of the arrest.

Jacob Eason, the Seahawks' only remaining quarterback after they released undrafted rookie Levi Lewis from their 90-man roster, is Eason a developmental prospect and is not expected to play in the Smith-Lock competition.

Carroll stated that “we're in good health at the position” and that it was up to us to see what happens. “The [preseason] Games will always be important.

Carroll declined to confirm whether he will alternate Smith and Lock in the first-team offense after training camp opens in late July.

He said, “It's going be a real fight.” It's going be a thrilling time for our team, those guys in particular and our people watching. It's exciting. “I am in fact.”

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