Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday the team is not expected to be in the playoffs in 2018.
That includes if they finish in the bottom five of the NFC West, and the Seahawks have to play in the divisional round of the playoffs, which the team has played in every year.
Carroll also said that the Seahawks should be able to beat the Steelers in the wild-card round and they are looking at the potential of the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Carroll said Sunday the team won’t win Super Bowls, and that he expects to play at least one more playoff game before the end of 2019.
“We have a very good chance to win the Super Bowl, we’re very happy with the roster that we have,” Carroll said.
“I think the talent level we have is good enough to win.
I don’t think we have to worry about it.
We just have to focus on our business, focus on winning football games.
And then we’ll have to figure out what happens with the draft.”
In a podcast with reporters, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the team plans to play every game, but there are some games that the team will not be able or willing to play.
Bevell did not specify which games the team would not play, but the team said it will be a game that the coaching staff will not play.
“We’re not going to be able, we won’t have a full schedule for every game that we play,” Bevell told the NFL Network.
“If we can’t play a certain game, then we don’t play it.
So that’s not really something we’re going to worry much about.”
Carroll said that if the team doesn’t win a Super Bowl and the NFC North is a wild card, he would like to go back to the Superbowl years.
The Seahawks are 6-4 this season and will host the Packers on Sunday.