RENTON, Wash. (AP) At some point every week, Pete Carroll will describe the upcoming opponent as a "championship opportunity."
Every week. Without fail. No matter the quality of the competition or the setting of the game. The end goal is that when a big game arrives - like last February's Super Bowl, or Sunday's NFC West showdown with Arizona - it's handled in the same way as any other week.
"We're not going into this game thinking we're unfamiliar with it or it's going to be something we don't know how to handle or what's up. We don't feel like that at all," Carroll said Wednesday. "That comes from years of experience and being through it and a bunch of young guys now that they're pretty well experienced at the timing of these kinds of games."