As Max Unger put it: “We really haven’t been very good.” He’s talking about offensive efficiency, of course. Pete Carroll stressed it as a focus for this week, and Russell Wilson discusses the things the Seahawks can do about it in my report from yesterday’s practice and press conferences.
The offense was flagged for 10 penalties. On the up-side, though, was the return to action of cornerback Brandon Browner (hamstring), who was listed as a full participant on the injury report. The plan was to see how he responded to practice today before considering his status for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. With the Hawks favored by nearly three touchdowns, it doesn’t seem critical that he be rushed back into action.
The game might, in fact, be an opportunity to ease DE Chris Clemons back onto the field, and also get some playing time for young linemen such as Michael Bowie or Alvin Bailey, and rookie running back Christine Michael.
Seahawks.com has this video of Richard Sherman’s weekly press conference, which has to be considered must-see for Seahawks fans. Nobody has more fun playing the game – or talking about it – than Sherman. Interceptions off tipped balls? “Like throwing meat out to wolves … everybody wants the ball.” On Kaepernick’s contention that the Seattle secondary “gets away with a lot of stuff” … Sherman says: “ we got away with three picks, two fumbles, five turnovers and a 29-3 victory.”
At Pro Football Talk, Jaguars rookie left tackle Luke Joeckel talked about his early assimilation into the NFL.
Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union offers a story about the Seattle secondary.
Here’s a debate on ESPN discussing the Jags or the Browns as the worst franchise in the NFL.
Speaking of the Browns, former Hawks coach Mike Holmgren drew some attention with his comments on KJR about the Browns trade of Trent Richardson. ESPN recaps with response from Browns CEO Joe Banner