Seahawks maximized opportunity to see backups in preseason

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The Seattle Seahawks came away with a victory in their final preseason game Saturday night, beating the Los Angeles Chargers in an impressive 27-0 win at Lumen Field. Seattle finally shined, and did so without most of its starters.

After hinting that the first teams would get at least some time this week, Pete Carroll had most sitting on the sidelines, cheering on their teammates and watching the backups get all of the work.

“That was the way we basically approached it, for the whole preseason, to make sure that we maximize the opportunity to see the other guys; to not just see them, but knowing that so many of these guys are going to be on our team,” Carroll explained during his postgame press conference. “We wanted to take them as far as we could, and get them as ready to backup and support the effort throughout.”

Saturday’s matchup marked the Seahawks’ third and final preseason game of the year and Carroll is hoping his approach, different from previous summers, will be effective after all.

“I think from stuff that we’ve learned, last summer,” Carroll said of his decision. “Leave it that. Succinct.”

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