Pete Carroll has said it before, and he said it again yesterday at his weekly press conference:
The polls mean nothing to me. They don't mean anything to anybody until the end. Then they're meaningful. I didn't even know if we dropped or what we did. …I love it. This, more than anything else that anyone can write or count, is the assurance we neeed to let us breathe. This is how we do it.
It doesn't factor in. It doesn't change what we're doing or how we operate. It's just a recording of what's up this week coming up and I think it's much more a media thing than it is for us.
We've never bothered one way or another. It does mean something at the very end though and when that comes time, we'll take a look and see where we are.
You can't be any better than 5-0 so we're doing fine with that. There's a lot of work to be done. … I'm disappointed in certain aspects of production, really, in particular about defense and getting the football. ... I would say exactly the same thing if we had 10 turnovers the last two weeks …
Over the years, I know that it goes and comes and usually there'll be a bunch [of turnovers] coming up here pretty quick. We're not changing our approach to it or our attitude to our players, or our manner.
east coast bias