In my story today, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he’s scouting the replacement refs to give his team more information in preparation for Sunday’s upcoming game against Dallas.
Carroll said his coaching staff traditionally looks at video of the regular officials to see if the group has any tendencies that he can pass along to the team.
But Carroll said he’s had to use game film from the replacement officials’ four preseason games in order to scout their tendencies.
“We have extended the way we look at the officials,” Carroll said. “We video those guys and show (players the) video of the officials and the calls that they made during the week just to make sure our guys are aware of the kinds of calls that different crews lean towards.
“And they pretty much called it like they had. They called a lot of stuff. And they had been calling more calls every week in their first four weeks, and they went out and did it again.”
Here’s the trailer for “Matt’s Chance”, a movie directed by Nicholas Gyeney that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a cameo appearance in.
710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard reviews Seattle’s final play of the game against Arizona in this video link. Huard thought that Sidney Rice had the better matchup.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com gives us an early preview of the Dallas Cowboys.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that defensive end Bruce Irvin was quiet in his first game, in this report on the Seahawks’ rookies performed against Arizona.
ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a closer look at the pressure stats from Week 1. The Arizona Cardinals finished No. 1 in pass rushes with five or more players. Seattle was No. 9. Dallas was No. 21.
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com places Seattle down seven spots at No. 22 in his power rankings.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports has Seattle at No. 23.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a good view of Tony Romo’s botched field goal snap that fumbled away a chance at a win against Seattle in the 2006 NFC Wild card game in Seattle. Jones called the moment surreal, and said he was speechless afterwards.