Here are my picks for this week's games (the TV times and stations are local to Seattle).
After one of the toughest games in a long time for the usually reliable Seahawks special-teams unit comes another challenge — the loss of returner Bryan Walters due to a concussion.
Percy Harvin was asked if he was ready to make his debut Sunday with the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills.
Here is all that Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today, including his opening statement where he sent along condolences to everyone impacted by the tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck today:
The Seahawks have declared seven players as out for Sunday's game at Carolina, including punt and kickoff returner Bryan Walters, who suffered a concussion.
Here are some links and stats from Pro Football Focus ahead of Sunday's Seattle-Carolina game:
The above question is one that Jayson Jenks attempted to answer in his story for the Friday paper.
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
There's been a lot of focus lately on the Seattle defense, so I thought I would pass along the transcript of what Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn had to say today:
The first pass rusher is still getting there with some consistency this season, but the Seahawks haven’t been nearly as good at getting a second or third guy around the quarterback.
Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor denied reports of a division within the Seahawks players in the locker room. “There’s none at all,” Wilson said. “If anything, I think that we have continued to build.”
Here's most of what Seattle QB Russell Wilson had to say to the media today:
Two new names were added to Seattle's injury list Thursday --- receiver/returner Bryan Walters (concussion) and defensive lineman Michael Bennett (toe).
When Seattle signed LJ. Fort to its practice squad on Tuesday, the assumption was he would play the same position he had earlier in his NFL career --- linebacker.
Three of the most high-profile Seattle Seahawks --- quarterback Russell Wilson and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor --- met the media today prior to practice (for Wilson and Thomas it was simply their regular day to talk to the press).
One question I've gotten this week --- one that I figured was worth answering on the blog, as well --- is why the Seahawks are playing at Carolina for the third straight year.
Veteran NFL official Walt Coleman will be the referee for Sunday's Seattle-Carolina game, according to FootballZebras.com.
Among the any issues rearing their heads for the Seahawks of late is penalties.
Some good stuff today from Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman about what happened on the final fumble at St. Louis, the state of the Seahawks heading to Carolina, and more. Video below, as well as some transcribed quotes.
After some relatively flag-free games early in the season, the Seahawks are back in their familiar spot atop the NFL in penalties, having been called for 51. The Seahawks been flagged 32 times in just the last three games.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
The one specific complaint made by Percy Harvin after his trade to the New York Jets — that he wanted to Seattle to use him more as a deep threat — came as news to Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
Here's all that Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:
Seattle's official injury report for Wednesday is mostly as expected.
A quick video update of the day's happenings at the VMAC:
When the Seahawks acquired Percy Harvin in March, 2013, one reason for optimism that it would be a good fit is that Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had also been the OC at Minnesota for Harvin's first two years in the NFL.
Here are a few of the key personnel updates from Pete Carroll's meeting with the media today: