Good Morning. Locker cleanout for Seattle players is at 11 a.m., so we’ll postpone our regular Monday morning chat until Tuesday.
Here’s a wrap-up of reaction to Seattle’s 23-20 overtime loss to Arizona.
Here’s my game story from Sunday. Even though Seattle finished with an identical 7-9 record to 2010’s playoff team, Pete Carroll believes his team is better positioned for sustained playoff success. “In this league, games come down so often to the end, and we did not do as well as we liked to there,” Carroll said. “We did a nice job when we were ahead because we can run the football. It’s when we weren’t in the lead that we didn’t do as well. So we need to do a better job there. That will be a big focus for us.”
John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune wants the Seahawks to take a flyer on Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore in the fourth of fifth round.
Larry Fitzgerald has more catches and receiving yards against Seattle than any other team in the league. In 16 career games, Fitzgerald has 102 catches for 1,371 yards, and 10 touchdowns.
Ricardo Lockette made another big splash, catching a 61-yard touchdown to tie the game at 20-all late in the game against the Cardinals. “His upside is through the roof,” Tarvaris Jackson said. “He can run. He can catch. He has ball skills to make a bunch of big-time catches. It’s just about getting him to understand the NFL game.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com says Larry Fitzgerald is his player of the game.
Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times sees more big plays in Ricardo Lockette’s future.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com says he can see Tarvaris Jackson as a quarterbacks of a Seahawks playoff team in 2012.
ESPN’s Mike Sando offers his thoughts on the game.
According to Larry Fitzgerald Sr., his son suffered a lung injury and was spitting up blood on the sidelines.
According to a source, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III plans to declare himself eligible for the draft.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Day Press-Gazette provides details on Matt Flynn’s monster performance against Detroit.