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Archives: Nov. 2010

Nov.
28th

Carroll: “We played like garbage out there”

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll obviously was not pleased with his team’s performance after a 42-24 beat down at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs.

“It was a very difficult day for us, coming back home, starting this push for the end of the season, and to play like that, it’s disturbing,” Carroll said.

Carroll went on to say that he told his players after the game that he was not going to make any assessment until the coaching staff watched the film. But he was particularly upset with how his team played at home in front of their fans.

“It was a bad day for us out there, for the showing, and the fans ready to crank it up and get going, and we played like garbage out there,” Carroll said. “That’s what it is.”

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Nov.
28th

Chiefs 42, Seahawks 24 — Postgame rants and complaints

Well, just when it looked like the Seahawks might make it a game, the Chiefs remembered that they could run all day on the Hawks defense and Kelly Jennings had no chance of covering Dwayne Bowe. But other than that, everything was great.

The Seahawks have some serious questions to answer defensively. They simply got owned. They couldn’t get off the field. And even when they did, the offense was anemic enough early on to put them right back out there.

The numbers are horrific.

KC had 505 yards of total offense. They rushed for 270 yards and threw for

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Nov.
28th

Hawks vs. Chiefs live game chat

Ryan Divish will get the party started promptly at 12:45 p.m.

Nov.
28th

Hawks inactives: Williams out

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams will miss his first game of the season. Williams was questionable heading into today’s contest with a strained left foot, and did not practice all week.

And after going through tests with trainers this morning, Williams was deemed not ready and placed on the inactive list for today’s game against Kansas City. Deon Butler will start in place of Williams.

The Chiefs will be without some key players as well, as top corner Brandon Flowers is out with a hamstring issue, and wide receiver Dexter McCluster was unable to make it back from an ankle injury.

Here’s the full list.

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Nov.
28th

Morning links: 5 keys for Hawks vs. Chiefs

Good morning. I’m heading out to Qwest Field, but wanted to provide my five keys to the game for the Hawks to take care of business against visiting Kansas City.

Play stout up front defensively: While saying their replacements have played admirably, Hawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu admitted Seattle’s run defense has not been the same since Colin Cole and Red Bryant went down with injuries. And with Kansas City’s No. 1- ranked run offense rumbling into town, the Seahawks need improved play up front from guys like Junior Siavii, Brandon Mebane and Kentwan Balmer.

Get Forsett some touches: This will be the fifth, 3-4 defensive front Seattle’s faces this season. And Forsett has rushed for 255 yards on 50 carries for a 5.1 per-carry average against 3-4 teams. So perhaps Seattle’s should lean on the quick feet of Forsett against a defensive front that he seems to read well.

Time for Obo to shine: If receiver Mike Williams does not play, Ben Obomanu will face some added pressure to make some plays, particularly on third downs to help move the chains. So let’s see if Obomanu can step up his game even more in his third start.

Hawthorne Heats up: Linebacker David Hawthorne finished with a team-high 12 tackles against New Orleans and also had an interception. He seems to finally be more comfortable in his new role as the Will linebacker and starting to make more game-changing plays. That needs to continue for Seattle to play well defensively.

A good day for Ryan: With a likely emphasis on the run game today, field position will be critical. So the Seahawks will need a good performance from punter Jon Ryan on a wet day to help control field position, along with the punt coverage unit.

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Nov.
27th

Morning links: Life without Mike Williams


Seattle Seahawks receiver Mike Williams (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson).

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is holding out hope that Mike Williams can be cleared to play after a pre-game workout with Trainers on Sunday.

But the Seahawks are moving forward with a game plan that does not include the USC product. That means Seattle will have to try and figure out how to makeup for Williams’ production, which will be tough. But expect Seattle to try and spread the field in order to create some matchup problems with guys like Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Brandon Stokley inside. And expect Ben Obomanu to continue to be a big part of the passing offense.

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Nov.
26th

Hawks place TE McCoy on IR, add DE Geathers

The Seattle Seahawks placed tight end Anthony McCoy on the season-ending injured reserve with a knee issue. McCoy, a sixth round draft pick by Seattle in this year’s draft, had saw action in two games this season.

But Seattle had depth at tight end, carrying four on the active roster, including John Carlson, Chris Baker, Cameron Morrah and McCoy.

With a vacant spot on the active roster, the Seahawks claimed defensive end Clifton Geathers off waivers. At 6-foot-7, 300 pounds, Geathers was a sixth round draft choice by Cleveland this year. He was waived by the Browns during final

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