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News, notes and quotes Monday: Harvin running, but not ready

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm with 8 Comments »
October 14, 2013 4:41 pm

We went over a lot of this in the chat, which is in the prior post. So, we’ll bullet-point it here.

> DE Chris Clemons has a hyperextended elbow. The MRI showed “something” there, according to Pete Carroll. Carroll said Clemons will not need surgery. Very doubtful if he plays this week. Carroll said it’s a matter of pain tolerance for Clemons.

> Carroll said WR Percy Harvin is ahead of schedule. He’s running hard. Since there is no real practice this week — just three walk-throughs — Harvin won’t practice yet.

> Carroll said he “felt fortunate” to win Sunday.

> Carroll thought Russell Wilson was “exceptional” on Sunday.

> The Seahawks began executing their plan for this short week a couple weeks back in how they handle practice and game rotations. Carroll said resting guys before the game is paramount.

> TE Zach Miller (hamstring) will be back this week. “Zach is a big deal to us,” Carroll said.

> Carroll said he felt they made progress offensively on Sunday.

> Carroll said Greg Scruggs may have a shot to make it back this year.

> He was still irritated with all the fumbling.

> He didn’t commit to Russell Wilson being the backup holder, though said, “That thing with Maragos isn’t happening again. I fixed that.”

> Carroll also reiterated trying for the field goal was an incorrect decision on his part.

> Carroll said CB Brandon Browner is constantly being pushed by Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond. Even before this week. Carroll called it a “coach’s decision” to take Browner out in the second quarter against the Titans. Said he thought Browner played great in the second half.

> Carroll said Wilson was really in the flow Sunday. “He overlooked a couple reads, but saw it all.” Translation: Wilson knew after the fact he had a couple guys downfield he didn’t hit.

> Carroll on Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald: “I don’t think there’s a player at his position that’s better.”

> Carroll said the team will be in the “recovery phase” all the way to Thursday.


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  1. Interesting discussion on ESPN prior to tonight’s game about young quarterbacks. The ‘consensus’ was that Andrew Luck is #1, Russell Wilson #2, CK #3, RG3 #4 and Cam Newton #5. Ray Lewis stated that in his mind RW is #1.

    The one comment I found intriguing was that Luck has NOT thrown a touchdown in the 4th quarter this year and also his quarterback rating was lowest in the 4th quarter.

  2. Thanks for this, Todd. Make no mistake about it my fellow Seahawk faithful, this game is huge for us. A win, and we have 4 extra days of recovery, and feeling good, before we take on the Rams on ESPN. These next two games could really define our season. The Niners have to play the Titans and the Jaguars in the next two weeks. GO SEAHAWKS!!

  3. I was pretty irate w/Mr. Happy when he went for the FG after going for it earlier — I’m glad he can admit it was stupid. I know he knows way more football (and that’s a huge understatement) than any of us, but that was a pretty bad deal. I’m glad it won’t happen again.

  4. from STimes

    Carroll said pass-blocking and the overall play of the offensive line was improved and that quarterback Russell Wilson turned in one of his best games.

    “It just looked better, it looked cleaner,’’ Carroll said. “And I think it looked like we are making progress.’’

    And as Carroll pointed out, statistically the Seattle offense hasn’t been all that bad.

    Tennessee was the fifth defense Seattle has played this season that as of Monday ranks among the top 11 in the NFL in yards allowed (Houston is No. 1, Carolina No. 3, San Francisco No. 9 and Indianapolis No. 10. Seattle’s other opponent, Jacksonville, ranks 21st.)

    And even though missing at least one projected starter in every game, the Seahawks rank 10th in total offense (372.7) per game) and second in rushing (157.7).

  5. montanamike2 says:

    Yeah, i was kind of pissed about the field goal fiasco, especially after they scored on us with 2 seconds left!

  6. ChrisHolmes says:

    From the TV angle, the OL did look a little bit better. I noticed RW checking down a few times, and I was happy with that only because it means he had enough time to look downfield and then opt for the checkdown. Previously, the blocking was so bad he barely had time to look at his first read.

    I am interested to look at tape tomorrow. RW left a couple plays out there, but that’s going to happen to most QB’s, especially 2nd year guys still learning all about the NFL. I’d rather he check down than force a pass and get picked, as so many other QB’s are wont to do.

    We had too many turnovers as it was yesterday. RW being careful with the football helped us win.

    It may not be sexy, but it does work.

  7. tealskin says:

    Everybody wants to moan about the botched FG but what ticks me off was how poorly RW executed as time ran down. No timeouts left and he throws a completed pass to the two yard line, somehow ends up with the ball and wildly throws it at the official who can’t catch it, thereby losing more time, and when its all said and done there’s only time for one play. Kind of set the tone for the whole, ugly thing. Not RW’s finest moment. Should have had enough time for two or three shots at the endzone.

  8. CDHawkFan says:

    Teal, if Turbin runs out of bounds near the 19 with about 45 seconds left, then there wouldn’t have been an issue.

    He stayed in bounds which then lead to a hurried up false start, causing us to use our last TO.

    He gained nothing by staying in bounds, stupid freshman move for a 2nd year NFL player.

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