Seahawks coach Pete Carroll returned to training on Friday after missing time due to COVID-19.
Carroll missed three workouts after testing positive last weekend. He isolated himself for five days before returning to the field.
Carroll, 70, wore a mask while training and speaking to the media on Friday.
“It’s great to be back here,” Carroll said after a workout via Fox13’s Curtis Crabtree. “i missed shit for not being here. Today was so much fun. The practice went too fast. I feel great. I never felt really bad. I just had a couple of symptoms that suggested it, and off we went.”
Deputy Head Coach Carl Smith and Coordinators Shane Waldron and Clint Hertt trained in Carroll’s absence. Carroll watched practice live and interacted directly with coaches on the field during practice.
He found that it was not the same as being there in person.
“I missed one workout in my life as far as I can remember,” Carroll said. “My dad passed away in [USC] spring. I have never missed practice games and never missed practice sessions. So, it was a new experience. You know, as always, when we miss something, you understand how nice it is to have it back. It was great talking to the guys today. I feel like a month has passed. It feels like it’s forever.”