Pete Carroll thrilled with starting guards

RENTON, Wash. -- One of the things Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expected to see in the team's second preseason game was improved play in the interior line.

After looking at the tape, even Carroll was surprised at how dominant the men up front were for the Seahawks in the 41-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

"It was one of the better preseason games I can ever remember us playing as far as the line of scrimmage goes and coming off the ball," Carroll said Monday. "We were really flying off the football."

Two men Carroll singled out were starting guards J.R. Sweezy and James Carpenter.

"Sweezy played a fantastic half while he was in there, and James did really well," Carroll said. "Sweezy had a bunch of knockdowns and really aggressive blocks. We showed the whole team because he had so many special plays. And James smacked some guys too. Those two guys were really the highlights for us."