Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spoke to the media on Thursday, addressing a multitude of issues including his running game and the up-tempo offense that Seattle has been implementing. Additionally, running lanes were non-existent for Chris Carson, Eddie Lacy and C.J. Prosise.
Offensively, the Seahawks are averaging 9.0 points and 225.0 total yards (135.0 in passing and 90.0 in rushing per game). “I am disappointed in that”, said Carroll when asked whether or not he was surprised that his offensive linemen did not continue their progression from training camp and the preseason.
“It’s definitely something that we need to continue to look at and see how that helps us improve”. This is the third season of his three in the National Football League for the Seahawks he has missed games because of an injury. DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead have grown into formidable opponents. Tackles Rees Odhiambo and Germain Ifedi struggled to keep pressure off Wilson from the edges, while Green Bays Mike Daniels was a problem for the interior of the line. In sticking with that thought, Seattle isn’t making any changes with their starting group this week. “The third play of the game, we don’t do the right thing, and it kind of blows up on us”.
“They’re going to have some shots down the field, but I think it is just going to test us being able to recognize the routes and rallying to everything that is in front of us, and try to minimize all the yards after catches”, said Wagner. I don’t have any hesitation in telling you that, I love our club. Given the struggles of the Seattle offensive line, this should be the flawless stage for the last three first round picks along the defensive line to impact the game. S Eric Reid is only player to have multiple interceptions of Russell Wilson in Seattle since 2013. The cornerback has made 91 straight starts for Seattle.
However, the Seattle defense might be a bit short-handed Sunday depending on the health of several players. Both attempts failed. What is interesting is that on the 49ers’ first series, they elected to punt on fourth-and-2 from the Carolina 46.
He added: “It’s just the ability to put plays together”. So when I saw Juston Burris’ potential pick-6 evaporate when teammate Marcus Maye was pushed into him, I cringed, with 10 bad flashbacks floating through my mind. “Once that chance came, I just took full advantage of it”. “I don’t want it to be us”.
Carroll sounded far more optimistic when speaking to the media Monday, saying that he expects Rawls back for Week 2 against the 49ers.
Other than Foster, the only 49er who didn’t participate in practice Wednesday was tackle Joe Staley. The Legion of Boom made it impossible for the Packers to air the ball out downfield besides Jordy Nelson‘s touchdown catch in the third quarter where Rodgers quick-snapped the ball to draw the Seahawks offsides. LB Terence Garvin did not practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury.
“Without Paul Allen, the Seahawks probably aren’t the Seattle Seahawks”, former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said.