Matt Calkins: Is Pete Carroll right? Could the Seahawks' struggling defense get better with time and healing?

What if Pete Carroll is right?After Sunday’s defensive debacle in Buffalo, where the Seahawks gave up 44 points — the most in a game since 2009 — their coach offered a semblance of an excuse.“There’s a lot of guys who played together for the first time,” he said.That quote, of course, came after Carroll acknowledged how poorly his team had played — how he didn’t even recognize that game.But what if there is some validity to that? What if continuity and health really is the key to turning this defense around?It’s doubtful that Carroll’s words offered any comfort to steaming 12s. Pete has been s…

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