Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s press conference is at 3 p.m. today. I will be hosting our regular Monday Morning QB chat at noon.
But for now, we take a spin around the web this morning to get reaction for Seattle’s 20-16 opening-season loss to Arizona down in the desert on Sunday.
Here’s my game story. The Seahawks are now 0-5 on potential, game-winning drives dating back to 2011. Arizona defensive end Darnell Dockett had this to say about Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson: “He’s only like 5-7 or so. It was just one of those things, we had to bend down to go get him. We contained him very well today, but he is going to be an athletic, dynamic quarterback in the future. Today, we just got the best of him.”
John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that he’s not ready to give up on Russell Wilson just yet.
Wilson remains optimistic after Seattle’s loss in his first NFL start. “I’m definitely focused and excited to move on to the next game. That’s the way I’ve always been whether win or lose. That’s the way you have to stay. I think the main thing for me is to stay focused on what we can control, how we can get better and just keep fighting.”
Leon Washington looked like his old self on returns against the Cardinals. “It totally sparked our second-half run,” Seattle fullback Michael Robinson said about his teammate. “That’s what this team’s all about – one phase is down, and the other phase picks them up. It just wasn’t enough today.”
ESPN’s Mike Sando says the Cardinals’ defense made Wilson look like a rookie on Sunday.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com makes Leon Washington his player of the game.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes the cutting Kellen Winslow didn’t help Seattle, specifically on the final drive.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that Seattle’s fourth-quarter struggles struck a familiar refrain.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com writes that although he came up short on the final drive, Wilson gets a passing grade on his first start.
Former NFL official Mike Pereira writing for Fox Sports breaks down the reason Seattle received a fourth timeout at the end of the game.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that quarterback John Skelton appears to have suffered a high-ankle sprain and not a fracture. It also includes a note on why Arizona’s no-huddle offense was effective in the team’s game-winning drive.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com expands on Arizona’s effectiveness in the no-huddle offense.