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Morning links: Hawks have no rhythm on offense

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 26, 2011 at 6:24 am with 9 Comments »
October 26, 2011 8:54 am
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Cleveland. The Browns won 6-3. Lynch did not play in the game after suffering an injury in the pregame warmups. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

I wrote in my story today about the Seattle Seahawks offense coughing and sputtering on Sunday against Cleveland. Plenty of that had to do with the offense missing four starters. But besides Tarvaris Jackson being out, the most critical element missing in my opinion was Marshawn Lynch.

The Seahawks do not have another physical runner like Lynch on the roster, something head coach Pete Carroll is aware of and might be looking to rectify in the future because of the bruising runner’s lingering back issues.

“We like our guys,” Carroll said. “They all do good stuff. But it’s nice to have the combination. For years, I’ve always utilized that, so to not have it was obvious.

“We didn’t have much time to prepare for that this week. So we just had a moment’s notice. It would be like if you went out the first play and got hurt. Then, now what are you going to do?”

Dave Wyman of 710 Seattle says to don’t overreact to Charlie Whtiehurst’s poor performance.

ESPN’s Mike Sando also says to not write off Charlie Whitehurst after three starts, comparing his performance to how Matt Hasselbeck played in his first three starts for Seattle.

Clare Farnsworth of previews Seattle’s upcoming game against Cincinnati.

Rod Mar of has some great photos from the Cleveland game.

Jim Moore gives us eight thoughts on the Cleveland game. Moore gives a thumbs up to Jim Mora’s analysis of the Cleveland game, and he jumps off the Whitehurst bandwagon.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald continues his series of looking at former Seahawks greatest games of their lives with a profile on Eugene Robinson.

I meant to post this earlier, but check out Seattle fullback Michael Robinson’s The Real Robinson Report in the video below, with interviews of Seahawks from the bye week. Worth a chuckle or two.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Inquirer writes that the Bengals have two rookie of the year candidates in quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports writes that helmet-to-helmet penalties need to be reviewed because too many subjective calls are getting through. I agree with his point of view. I think the rule is causing players to be tentative when they make tackles, and the murky rulings are coming at critical times during the game.

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  1. Hawks have got to be happy that they signed Allen Bradford last week. Is he getting reps with Lynch banged up?
    Take it him and the other RB we keep re-signing (Taua or Vaua or somthing) are comPeting for playing time as the power back?

    Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for both BeastMo and (I never thought I’d say this) TJax, we need them both!

    Quietly confident Richard Sherman can step up in Thurmonds place, and glad Roy Lewis is coming back to provide some needed depth!

  2. SandpointHawk says:

    Not to be picky but….did we make a trade or two?

    Joe Reedy writes that the Seahawks have two rookie of the year candidates in quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green.

  3. Joe Reedy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

    Besides confusing which team Dalton and Green play for, he’s also the one who “confirmed” we had three offers for Housh on the table before we cut him. We all know how much Schneider hates draft picks, so of course he turned the offers down.

    Can we get some quality control around here?

  4. Dukeshire says:

    I was talking about Seattle needing another physical runner with a buddy just last night. They have to get one. And I hate to say this, but I fear Forsett’s days may be numbered in Seattle. Presuming they do get a complimentary runner to Lynch’s style (as the better running team in the league have), considering what Washington can do in the return game, Forsett would seem to be the odd man out. Love the Little Big Man, but I don’t see much of a future here for him.

  5. Soggybuc says:

    Love those realrob reports. really cool to see the guys talking in ways the never would for “regular” media types.

  6. yellaman says:

    I thought the hawks should’ve kept RB Thomas Clayton but he was cut in the preaseason. To me he was the big back that they had but just couldn’t find room for him on the roster. Instead they kept an over one too many WR on the roster. The TE situation also needs to be addressed because we are not getting any production from McCoy. The QB situation going forward should be TJ and not CW and we need to go with 4-5 RELIABLE WR’s- Rice, BMW, Baldwin, Durham, & Tate- sorry no more chances for OBO. (he had another critical drop on sunday)

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I would disagree about Obo. That was a tough drop, no question. But I’ll take him over Tate every day of the week and twice on Sunday. He has proven to be a reliable receiver, runs precise routes, plays special teams and is tough as nails.

    I do agree about McCoy. Depending on how they address Carlson, TE is in pretty good shape moving forward, with Miller and Morrah, IMO.

  8. Ever since morrah caught that pass in the saints game, then burned everyone, he’s been my favorite TE ever.

  9. nighthawk2 says:

    Yellaman, I’m with you on the Thomas thing. I thought he would be a better keeper than that useless Michael Robinson. Looks to be the case now. Just wanted another big back knowing the injury history of these two guys and the fact that Robinson is strictly ST guy. I think Leonard Weaver is still available out there…

    Agree on the TE situation too. Not impressed at all with McCoy or Morrah. Like Dukeshire, I’d take Obomanu over Tate. Why we’re not getting Durham into the games, especially when Charlie is in at QB (and I’d still take him over T-Joke anytime) is beyond me. They worked out together in the off season, and he’s another big receiver for the perennially injured Mike Williams and Rice.

    I was disappointed with Charlie’s play in the Cleveland game, but I agree it’s too early to write him off. Yet I don’t see him as the long term answer to our QB problem. We, in all probability, don’t have a realistic shot at Luck now, especially if we win another two or three games. But we must take Landry Jones, Matt Barkley in the 1st round. If we take Kalil (and move Mr. Fragile Ankles over to the right side) and take Nick Foles in the 2nd round, OK, but he may not be there. But the whole offense stunk in the Cleveland game. Especially Carpenter at RT, I’m going to give him Spencer’s old moniker, “Turnstile”. And who the hell is that guy playing center now?

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