Pete Carroll won't make a change at quarterback despite the Seattle Seahawks' struggles since Geno Smith took over for the injured Russell Wilson.

"Sure," Carroll said when asked if Smith would start against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "Yeah, he is. And we're counting on him to just keep getting better and us to play better around him."

Carroll said Smith has been "solid" and called it a "phenomenal accomplishment" to protect the ball as well as he has in the two-plus games he's played since Wilson injured his finger in the second half of Seattle's loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5.

"He's managing the game well," Carroll said. "I would like him to get the football out, be more open to throw the ball away. We talked about it in the locker room after the game. Sometimes those situations happen so fast, and to make that declaration to give up on the play is something that takes experience. That experience for Geno right now, it's not quite settled in the way he needs to be satisfied with, 'I've got to throw the ball away, we've got to punt the football.' And there's nothing wrong with that. We took two or three sacks last night that we shouldn't have taken."