Brady Henderson ESPN
Pete Carroll talked a lot about empathy today, including when he was asked about the statement that was made with some Seahawks players putting aside their beliefs about the national anthem for the sake of team unity. His answer: "I think it's a wonderful statement of being part of something and being willing to listen to the other side and to be empathetic and make choices based on [your desire] to support those others, and that's huge, that's a huge statement. Like I said, it might be one of the most powerful statements is that people are willing to listen to the other side and then act accordingly as opposed to not listening and not hearing it. I think it's hugely important. If we're going to move forward, we have to listen to the messaging that's being screamed at us about inequality and we have to listen. It has nothing to do with what a lot of other stuff has to do with. It's just listening and finding a way to understand and then hopefully going to the compassion and being willing to do something about it."