Friday, September 4, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Labels: kj wright
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Ian Rappaport is reporting that RB Fred Jackson, cut by the Buffalo Bills yesterday, is likely to sign with the Seahawks as soon as today.
Source: Ex-#Bills RB Fred Jackson is flying to Seattle this morning to meet with #Seahawks. Both sides expect a deal gets done.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2015
Signing a veteran running back like Jackson would say a lot. Even the apparent interest is revealing. What comes next maybe even more intriguing.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Seahawks starting offense has yet to score a touchdown. Pete Carroll admitted his frustration, a rarity, following the game. It would be easy to ring the alarm bells. It would also be misguided. Key parts of the offense showed needed progress, while the defense and special teams demonstrated their ability to win a game without a lot of points from the offense. This is shaping up to be a more complete team than the one that went to the Super Bowl last year.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Labels: special teams
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Mike Holmgren had seen enough. It was November 2002, and his precision passing offense was getting constantly disrupted due to a porous right side of his line. The Seahawks had struggled to a 4-7 record with Floyd "Porkchop" Womack as the starting right tackle, and Holmgren's job was at risk. Then Seahawks Vice President of Football Operations, Ted Thompson, made a bold move to pick up Chris Terry who had been waived by the Carolina Panthers after he was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence charges.
Terry was immediately inserted into the starting lineup at right tackle and the Seahawks offense took off. Matt Hasselbeck threw for over 400 yards in two of the five games Terry started. A group that had averaged 20 points per game and 318 yards of offense boosted those averages to 27 ppg and 464 ypg over the final five contests. The Seahawks won three of those games, salvaging Holmgren's job as coach, if not as general manager. Terry never quite played to that level again for Seattle, but he had opened Holmgren's eyes to the difference a quality pass protecting right tackle can make for an offense.
Programming note: Thanks for your patience. Just got back from camping today.
Losing has rarely felt so good. Seahawks fans can breathe just a bit easier now after seeing the level of play rise across the board in the 14-13 loss to the Chiefs. There is still plenty of room left to grow, but the pile of boulders blocking the path the team's potential was moved aside as the offensive line played above expectations in their first game together. Seattle is set up well to address the parts of the game that were subpar. Nobody will remember this game a few months from now, but it represented a meaningful mile marker toward reaching a championship level of play this season.