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Archives: Oct. 2011

Oct.
31st

Carroll: More balance needed on offense

It appears that Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been reading some of your comments.

Carroll told reporters this afternoon that Seattle will emphasize creating more balance offensively. The Seahawks have thrown the ball 253 times and only ran it 145 times through seven games, which is interesting because one of the reasons Carroll brought in offensive line coach Tom Cable was to create a more physical running style. But so far that has not happened.

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Oct.
31st

Monday Morning QB live chat replay

Come join us to talk about Sunday’s loss to Cincinnati at noon.

Oct.
31st

Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 34-12 loss

Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Vobora can't hold onto Cincinnati's Brandon Tate has he returns a punt 56 yards for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Good morning. We’ll have our weekly, Monday Morning QB live chat at noon today, and a report from Pete Carroll’s 3 p.m. press conference later this afternoon.

Here’s some reaction from Seattle’s 34-12 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.

Check out the stats and highlights from the game here.

And here’s my game story from Sunday. With San Francisco beating Cleveland, Seattle sits at 2-5, four games behind the Niners and with any realistic hopes of winning the division fading fast.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune takes Carroll to task for not starting Tarvaris Jackson over Charlie Whitehurst at the beginning of the game, giving the No. 2-ranked defense in the league a 10-0 head start.

John McGrath of The News Tribune takes on Carroll for the questionable call to go for it on fourth down at the end of the first half.

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Oct.
30th

Carroll takes blame, regrets getting all hormonal

My bad.

That’s pretty much what Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said during the 20 minutes he took questions after his team’s 34-12 loss to Cincinnati.

Carroll was not only talking about his team’s poor performance, but his curious choice of going for it on fourth-and-two from the 3-yard line with 14 seconds left.

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Oct.
30th

Bengals 34, Seahawks 12: Reader Reaction Post

Well, that was ugly.

Seattle lost 34-12 to Cincinnati — a decent Bengals team, mind you — but the Seahawks looked awful in most aspects of the game.

Seattle slogged through the first half, but showed offensive life after halftime. The comeback was too little, too late. The Seahawks came close in the fourth quarter, making it a one-possession game, 17-12. But the Bengals ended Seattle’s rally with a field goal on their next drive and followed with a punt return for a touchdown.

Here are a few questions to ponder. Please leave your thoughts in the comments.

1. What

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Oct.
30th

Hawks vs. Bengals live game chat

Doug Pacey will be your host. We’ll get started at 12:45 p.m.

Oct.
30th

Hawks Inactives: Jackson active, Mike Williams out

As expected, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (strained pectoral muscle) got through his workout before the game without a hitch and will start.

But the surprise on the inactive list is wide receiver Mike Williams appears to be a healthy scratch, although that has not been confirmed by the team. Williams did not appear on the injury report this week.

Ben Obomanu will start in place of Williams.

Center Max Unger (foot), running back Marshawn Lynch (back) and tight end Zach Miller (head/neck) are all active and expected to start.

Also, rookie cornerback Byron Maxwell is active today, and it appears he’ll replace Kennard Cox, who is inactive today.

Here’s the full list.

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Oct.
30th

Morning links: 5 keys for Hawks vs. Bengals

Good morning. It looks as if the weather will play a role in today’s game, with a steady rain likely throughout the day. So expect a wet one if you’re headed out to CenturyLink Field for the game this afternoon.

That said, here’s five keys for the Seattle Seahawks as they begin a stretch of six of their last 10 games at home.

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