Seahawks know focus and fixes need to come on defensive side

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — At his core Pete Carroll is still a defensive coach, a tug that at times perhaps pulls harder than being the one that oversees the entire Seattle Seahawks operation. The ongoing struggles and inconsistency by Seattle on that side of the ball for several seasons has gnawed at Carroll. Which is why Carroll was quick to take ownership of Seattle’s overall defensive issues following the Seahawks’ playoff loss to San Francisco last weekend. If Seattle intends to close the gap with the 49ers in the NFC West, improvement on defense must be at the forefront and will likely be a focus this offseason.

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