Good morning. I’m headed back to T-Town early this morning. We’ll have our regular Monday Morning QB chat at 1 p.m.
For now, let’s take a spin around the web to see the reaction to Seattle’s 19-13 loss to St. Louis.
Here’s my game story. An irritated Red Bryant summed things up after the game. “It’s very frustrating because of what our goals are,” Bryant said. “We’re trying to go far in the playoffs. We feel like we’ve got a good team to do that. But we’ve got to win these types of games – bottom line.”
John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that the Seahawks continued their disturbing pattern of errors against the Rams, something that has been a bugaboo of the Pete Carroll era. He also says it might be time to hand the steering wheel over to Matt Flynn.
I break down the differences between Russell Wilson’s performance in the preseason and the regular season here.
The Seahawks knew that St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher would have a few tricks up his sleeve, but still could not stop them, including a fake field goal for a touchdown that was the turning point in the game.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times doesn’t limit his criticism of Seattle’s struggles to score point to Russell Wilson, saying the entire offense is to blame. “When we get in the red zone, it should be seven points,” Seattle receiver Sidney Rice said. “I’m tired of three points. It’s weak.”
More Brewer: He says it’s time to scrutinize Wilson’s play four games into the season.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times talks with Breno Giacomini about his personal foul calls that stalled two Seattle drives. “I’ve just got to play smarter,” he said. “Marshawn is a back that doesn’t stop so I’m not going to stop until he stops. I’ve just got to gauge it a little bit better. Those are my penalties so it’s my fault, but I’m not going to stop playing the way that I’m playing just because of the backs we have, but I’ve got to play smarter.”
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com writes that Seattle’s offense remains a liability, not an asset. Thiel: “The offense converted only two of nine chances on third down. Reasons are varied but included everyone, especially the increasingly notorious right tackle, Breno Giacomini. In precariously tight road games with minimal margin for error, he had two more unnecessary personal fouls, apparently continuing his inexplicable march to make the world forget Yosemite Sam.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Marshawn Lynch led the way, but the rest of his teammates failed to follow.
Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle believes the Seahawks need change – but not at quarterback.
ESPN’s Mike Sando offers his thoughts on the Hawks-Rams game. “Any team running the ball as well as Seattle was should have found greater opportunities in the passing game. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has said he’s the reason for the team’s conservative offensive approach, and that the philosophy will change once Wilson gains experience.”
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that impressive special teams play helped the Rams get a rare win over Seattle.
A Seahawks fan offered to send Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt a peace offering, but Schmitt wouldn’t accept his gift of local beer, smoked salmon and kringles, a pastry. So Rudy McCoy-Pantoja Jr., a landscaper in Seattle, is sending it to the mayor of Delavan — a city of 9,000 in far southeastern Wisconsin, which is three hours south of Green Bay.