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Afternoon plan

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Nov. 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm with 13 Comments »
November 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Not too snowy to get to Renton. Pete Carroll scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. press conference.

Picked up the stats coming out of the weekend. Again, they make it hard to believe that the Hawks are 5-5 and leading their division. Before tonight’s game, Seattle is ranked No. 29 in total offense and 28th in defense.

Kansas City, meanwhile, has the No. 1 rushing offense in the league, and is 21st in defense. Quarterback Matt Cassel is eighth in the NFL in passer rating at 96.2. He’s had only four interceptions this season. Receiver Dwayne Bowe is second in the NFL in scoring with 11 touchdown receptions and back Jamaal Charles is seventh in the league in rushing with 848 yards (averaging 6.1 yards per carry)

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Seattle continues to give up big plays as well; 3 of Brees’ 4 TDs yesterday were over 20 yards.

    No question the combination of Thomas and Charles are a real challenge. And it’s downhill, between the tackles running too.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    ESPN just showed a pretty ugly stat; the NFC West point differential is a league worst, combined -232 (Seattle -48). The next closest is the NFC South, combined -3. Yikes…

  3. Dave Boling says:

    And the average loss has been by 22 points. The 15-point deficit at New Orleans is the closest defeat they’ve had all season. Very strange in a league where a touchdown margin seems like a blowout.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Damn, that’s right isn’t it? Wow. “Very strange”… How diplomatic. lol.

  5. Why isn’t Washington in for screens and tosses. Those two to Lynch should of been to Washington, I mean ****, it seems like if you give Leon some wiggle room he’s gone. I think Forsett and Lynch should get the majority of the touches, but put Washington in on some screens or some dump offs. Am I missing something here, just like with Seneca back in the day, if you got a play maker, get his ass on the feild.

    Edited out obscenity

  6. I’m not saying it would have made a difference, but I just don’t understand the tradition of keeping our playmakers on the sidelines. Also, what’s the deal with giving up 3rd and longs every f’n time. You hold them or knock them back for two downs, then bam, let’s back up and give the first.

  7. You’d figure guys like Big Play Ben, Mike Williams and John Carlson would make as good of a red zone trio as anyone in the league, but they just don’t throw very much inside the 10 yard line.

  8. “You’d figure guys like Big Play Ben, Mike Williams and John Carlson would make as good of a red zone trio as anyone in the league, but they just don’t throw very much inside the 10 yard line”

    Agree – they seem to be a little stubborn on those goal line plays. We’d all like to be the kind of team that just runs those in – but we’re not. Just admit it (for now) and throw passes in that area.

    Obo sure justified our faith in him yesterday. Having him and MW in together gives us good targets at the position. All the receivers played well yesterday – the only drop I can remember for the entire game were the 2 by Lynch.

  9. yakimahawk says:

    Just caught the last 5 minutes of the presser. Any word on Mike Williams injury?

  10. yakimahawk says:

    Also, has Earl Thomas disappeared or what? Maybe his rookieness is coming out. He was duped by Brees 10 times yesterday!!

  11. SeahawkFan12 says:

    “Also, has Earl Thomas disappeared or what? Maybe his rookieness is coming out. He was duped by Brees 10 times yesterday!!”

    Yeah, and he also picked Brees off in the end zone to end the game. Didn’t change the outcome, but it wasn’t like he was absent yesterday, or suffering from “rookiness”.

  12. If there was a redraft, Earl Thomas would be a top 10 pick. No complaints from me. He’s a rookie. He’s going to be a stud. He’s already pretty dang good given his lack of NFL experience. He can play on my team any day.

  13. ET got slobberknockered by KJ, hope he’s OK.

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