Any rumors of Russell Wilson trade is ‘really old news’ to Pete Carroll

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All the drama surrounding any reports of Russell Wilson’s discontent with the Seattle Seahawks is no longer a hot topic to discuss. Coach Pete Carroll joined the Rich Eisen Show on Friday and said almost exactly that.

“It seems like really old news to talk about this because it’s been such a long time,” Carroll said during his interview. “The little bit he said carried so much air time that it became bigger than life. Throughout the whole process, Russell, we’ve always been connected, we’ve always been talking, we’ve never not been in communication, and we weren’t at all in this time either. A couple things that came out got magnified and the questions came out, and there was a couple things, he was frustrated when he was talking, just like any of us can sometimes emphasize something that’s on the top of our mind, and it can be played differently than it really played itself out.”

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“We’ve had a really good offseason of working, and there was an ongoing media discussion that I did not take part in, John (Schneider) and I did not, we refused to be party to that, and Russ did what he could once he saw it happening, to stay as quiet as he could because it was going to play and have a life of its own anyway,” Carroll continued. “What it amounted to was I think a refocusing, making sure that we were on the same page, making sure that we were clear so that we could withstand any of the scrutiny that would come towards us, and we did that.”

Whether or not you buy into Carroll’s hype, the Seahawks are clearly charging forward with preparations for the new season and not looking back.

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