Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes with the Seattle Seahawks totaling a season-high 13 penalties for 100 yards last week against Baltimore, head coach Pete Carroll is trying a new way to make it clear the team’s lack of discipline needs to stop.
He’s posting the team leaders in penalties on the wall.
Boling: “A Dirty Dozen of Seahawks committed 16 penalties in Sunday’s game against Baltimore. Carroll listed them all, even the un-indicted co-conspirators – those whose penalties were declined.
“It’s spread around, it’s a global situation we’re dealing with here,” Carroll said of the penalties at his Monday press conference. “Epidemic proportions.”
The problem is not new, and it’s only getting worse. The Seahawks now have 83 accepted penalties in nine games – more than they had in six entire seasons since 1987.
They’re the second-most flagrant scofflaws in the NFL, trailing only the Oakland Raiders (91), who have long ago retired the Golden Hochuli Award for on-field anarchy.
The Seahawks will start their fifth different starting offensive line combination with right guard John Moffitt out for the year with an MCL knee injury.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a look at what went well and what needs improvement from Sunday’s game against Baltimore.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald continues his game of my life feature with a profile on former Seahawks linebacker Fredd Young.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives Seattle an A- for their effort against Baltimore.
Ben Muth of Football Outsiders has some interesting things to say about Seattle’s offense line, particularly about the play of Robert Gallery, whom he considers one of the strengths on the offensive line and a good run blocker. Definitely worth a read this morning.
Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders takes a look at which top running backs should be paid between Ray Rice, Matt Forte and Arian Foster. Marshawn Lynch needs to be considered on this list as well, as he’s in the final year of his deal. You need to be an ESPN Insider to view this.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks are one of five teams to have beaten two teams that are 6-3 or better. None of the four other teams to accomplish the feat has fewer than six wins.