Dave Boling of The News Tribune notes that the Seattle Seahawks are ranked as the NFL’s No. 1 defense through five weeks. The Seahawks will host the New England Patriots this Sunday, the No. 1 ranked offense after defeating Denver 31-21 over the weekend.
“It doesn’t mean much right now … it’d be really nice to be No. 1 at the end,” Seattle head coach Pet Carroll said about his team’s No. 1 ranking. “It’s a good statement at the beginning of the season that our guys have gotten off to a great start. … It’s fun for those guys to know – it’s a very prideful group – but does it mean anything? Not really. What we’re going to do this week is what counts.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a look back at what went well and what needs works for Seattle against Carolina. Good – Brandon Browner, Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson. Bad – Penalties, third downs and taking care of the football.
Comments from Earl Thomas about Cam Newton created a minor stir nationally on Monday. Here’s what Thomas said about Newton: “We know he’s a great dual-threat quarterback, but once we bottle it up and frustrate him, we know he’s going to tank a little bit. We were able to do that today.”
I wasn’t around when the Associated Press reporter talked to Thomas. But I did talk to Thomas after the game, and he gave Newton credit, saying he played a great game. I’m not surprised by the comment. Thomas is a very confident player – really the whole defense is – and they feel like they can rattle any quarterback in the league if they play their game. So the comment is no disrespect to Newton, but more a reflection of how players on Seattle’s defense feel like they are playing right now.
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times takes a look at what went right for Seattle against Carolina, noting the Seahawks corners are living up to expectations, and Zach Miller is move involved in the offense.
KJR’s Hugh Millen analyses the Seahawks and Russell Wilson’s performance in this audio link.
loved Kansas City offensive lineman Eric Winston’s comments after Kansas City fans cheered when their quarterback, Matt Cassel was knocked out late in the game. Sometimes perspective is needed when fans start to take on a mob mentality.