12:37 AM EDT, Thu September 20, 2018
8 hours ago
Pete Carroll: Justin Britt “day-to-day” with sore shoulder

Pete Carroll: Justin Britt “day-to-day” with sore shoulder

When Russell Wilson was strip-sacked by Danny Trevathan in the Seattle Seahawks’ Monday night loss to the Chicago Bears, it killed off feint hopes that Seattle could erase their 24-10 4th quarter deficit, and it also got Justin Britt hurt. Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed at Wednesday’s press conference that Britt has a sore shoulder, and he’s “day-to-day,” which doesn’t sound too serious on the surface, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a certainty to play in Seattle’s home opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Pete Carroll said Justin Britt has a sore shoulder and...
9 hours ago
The Seahawks haven’t managed an opening drive TD in almost two years

The Seahawks haven’t managed an opening drive TD in almost two years

You don’t need me to tell you that the Seattle Seahawks offense has done a piss-poor job not just in overall performance, but particularly the way they’ve started games. Monday night’s loss to the Chicago Bears saw Seattle’s opening possession advance to the Bears’ half of the field before the inevitable punt. The Seahawks have now gone a league-worst 31 consecutive regular season games without an opening drive touchdown. This weekend against the Dallas Cowboys could make it two full seasons worth of games, and while I don’t know if this is an NFL record, it has to be pretty...
14 hours ago
Accountability to Adaptability

Accountability to Adaptability

Failure to adapt is planning for failure in the modern NFL There is a lot of blame to go around for the loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, and I’m sure there are many who are going to parse individual plays, such as the game clinching pick-six. I myself plan on later taking a look at the play of special teams, which overall performed pretty well minus one punt attempt. But what I want to go over today isn’t a singular tendency, metric, or coach — no matter how badly I want to. What I want to talk about today is a bit of a postmortem, though they aren’t quite done...
15 hours ago
Century Links 9/19: Seahawks Looking Forward to Week 3

Century Links 9/19: Seahawks Looking Forward to Week 3

Read! Five Things We Learned From Pete Carroll On 710 ESPN Seattle After Seahawks' Loss In ChicagoKey takeaways from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's weekly appearance on the Brock and Salk Show. Seahawks Announce Week Two CenturyLink High School Athlete of the WeekMakenna Thomas of Liberty High School will be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the October 7 game vs. the Los Angeles Rams. Tuesday Round-Up: Media React To Seahawks' Week 2 Loss at BearsLocal and national media react to the Seattle Seahawks' 24-17 loss in Week 2 to the Chicago Bears. Seahawks Defense Plays “Fantastic...
Sep 18, 2018
NFC West Watch - Week 2: 49ers get a W, Cardinals are total losers

NFC West Watch - Week 2: 49ers get a W, Cardinals are total losers

Throughout the 2018 NFL season we will be keeping close tabs on the rest of the NFC West, with attention obviously focused on the Los Angeles Rams, heavy favorites to win the division and clear-cut Super Bowl contenders. This week, the Rams didn’t allow a point against what could be the worst team in the NFL, while the San Francisco 49ers got in the win column, but it was hardly easy. Los Angeles Rams 34 Arizona Cardinals 0 Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports We can rightly moan about the Seattle Seahawks’ abysmal offense, but at least this team isn’t paying $20 million...
Sep 18, 2018
Recapping the Seahawks’ Monday Night Football nightmare

Recapping the Seahawks’ Monday Night Football nightmare

Leaving Soldier Field on Monday, the Seattle Seahawks had fallen to a much dreaded 0-2 record while losing their Pro Bowl Center Justin Britt to injury. Before the buses rolled out of the stadium, Pete Carroll spoke to the media about the game and followed that up on Tuesday by talking to Brock Huard and Mike Salk. While many of us will be inclined to dismiss what Pete says as the usual coach-speak there were a few nuggets of pretty useful information and they were not encouraging. On the Seahawks’ defense, in both interviews, Pete mentioned that the Chicago Bears had a pretty good game,...
Sep 18, 2018
More than anything, sacks are sinking the 0-2 Seahawks

More than anything, sacks are sinking the 0-2 Seahawks

The easy joke about the Seattle Seahawks’ offensive showing in Chicago Week 2 is that it was fully described in the eighth word of this opening sentence. There were few positives to glean from a 24-17 loss that was decidedly not as close as the final score indicates. Catastrophic first half, fourth-quarter turnovers, poor tempo, ineffective passing, questionable choices from the quarterback and the coaching staff — all the nits of various sizes and shapes are there to pick after a frankly dispiriting defeat. One important stat that explains much: sacks. Through two games, the Seahawks...
Sep 18, 2018
Rashaad Penny’s weight changes yet again

Rashaad Penny’s weight changes yet again

Following the Seattle Seahawks’ second consecutive loss to begin the season, there was a lot to unpack. Offensive incompetence. Miscommunication. Something called “Competitive thoughts.” Abandoning Chris Carson. Losing Tom Johnson for no good reason. Perhaps lost in the shuffle was something Pete Carroll mentioned on the radio on Tuesday morning, regarding rookie running back Rashaad Penny. According to Carroll, Penny is down eight pounds and that was part of the reason they gave him such a heavy workload in the second half of Monday’s loss. Regardless of whether the second...
Sep 18, 2018
Vikings scoop up Tom Johnson after Seahawks cut him

Vikings scoop up Tom Johnson after Seahawks cut him

The Seattle Seahawks pretty much signed Tom Johnson to be a cheaper replacement for Sheldon Richardson, who went to the Minnesota Vikings on a much more expensive one-year deal than Johnson’s. Guess what? The Vikings now have Richardson and they brought Tom Johnson back. The #Seahawks won’t be able to re-sign Tom Johnson after all. The #Vikings swooped in after the veteran DT’s release became official Monday and are expected to re-sign him to a one-year deal worth up to $1.5 million, source said. “Sebastian Thunderbucket” rides again.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September...
Sep 18, 2018
Shaquill Griffin shines again

Shaquill Griffin shines again

Shaquill Griffin does not remind me of Richard Sherman, but in his own way, Griffin could absolutely replace Sherman. The Seattle Seahawks second-year cornerback was selected after 89 other players in 2017, but he’s playing like number one. On Monday night against the Chicago Bears, Griffin had two interceptions, one more than his entire total as a rookie last season. Both picks showed great displays of awareness, athleticism, and agility (I don’t know how necessary is was to point out agility but three a-words were necessary), giving the Seahawks an unlikely shot at beating the Bears...
Sep 18, 2018
Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright could return vs Cowboys

Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright could return vs Cowboys

The Seattle Seahawks have opened this season in arguably their worst shape since Pete Carroll took over in 2010. Doug Baldwin, KJ Wright, Bobby Wagner, Byron Maxwell, Dontae Johnson, DJ Fluker, Ed Dickson, J.D. McKissic, Kam Chancellor, Tre Flowers, and Jamarco Jones have headlined those injuries, but at least a couple of them could return next week to face the Dallas Cowboys. Carroll said on Monday morning that Wagner and Wright could return for the next one, a huge boost to the defense, which played well but looked slower than usual in their loss to the Chicago Bears. Pete Carroll on...
Sep 18, 2018
Snap counts: Chris Carson plays less, not more

Snap counts: Chris Carson plays less, not more

Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s reality, but for the first time in nine years I really have to question what Pete Carroll is saying. Yeah, I know that he’s had questionable quotes and supposed decisions in the past and I’m forgetting or ignoring those right now, but this feels like the most active of his questionable answers. When asked why running back Chris Carson disappeared from the game in the second half and only got six carries, Carroll claimed it was because he was “gassed” from having to “double dip” and play special teams. “He’s a fantastic special teams guy, so he...
Sep 18, 2018
Seahawks fall to 0-2 but I’m not panicking

Seahawks fall to 0-2 but I’m not panicking

Yes, the Seattle Seahawks are 0-2, which doesn’t give them good odds to make the playoffs. Given what I know from my experiences of being a fan and being around fans for awhile, I’m guessing at this point more people are hoping for a high draft pick and some (more) changes than they are a 9-7 season. Because change is interesting and getting in on the March discussions about a top-five pick is fun. But I’m afraid I’m going to have to ray some sunshine onto your rain parade because I don’t think the Seahawks are into the water quite yet. While 0-2 teams get to the playoffs...
Sep 18, 2018
Century Links 9/18: Seahawks Fall to Bears in MNF

Century Links 9/18: Seahawks Fall to Bears in MNF

Read! Shaquill Griffin Active For Seahawks at BearsThe Seahawks are missing several starters due to injury, but one who was listed as questionable, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, will play Monday night. CFB week 3: Big name defenders continue to make plays | Seahawks Draft BlogOhio State duo stand out again The Ohio State vs TCU game was highly entertaining and featured two big name draft prospects. Nick Bosa (clearly the early Monday Round-Up: Seahawks at Bears PreviewsCheck out what the local and national media are saying about Monday's primetime matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and...
Sep 18, 2018
Bears 24 Seahawks 17: Winners and Losers from Seattle’s MNF loss

Bears 24 Seahawks 17: Winners and Losers from Seattle’s MNF loss

Despite bad offensive and defensive play against the Denver Broncos in Week 1, the Seattle Seahawks offense had a chance to win the game late. They didn’t. Despite bad offensive play against the Chicago Bears in Week 2, the Seahawks offense still had a chance to at least tie the game. They didn’t. Winning on the road is tough. Self-destructing repeatedly makes it 1000x harder to win whether you’re on the road or at home. Only 11% of teams have made the playoffs in the current playoff format after starting 0-2. The 2015 Seahawks were one of them, and although the offense finished #1 in...