Seahawks penalised and fined by the NFL
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Sep 24, 2016,
Sep 24, 2016, 13:49
"To come out and ptdplay like that, not give us a real shot to get ahead, was tough", said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who returned to the stadium where he spent almost a decade as USC's head coach.
When Ifedi comes back, which could be Sunday against San Francisco, the line should improve.
Los Angeles has its team back, and the Rams have that first win under their belt.
The Seahawks also need a significant upturn from running back Thomas Rawls, who looks like a guy who did not play in training camp and the preseason. Baldwin will get an MRI on his knee Monday.
As the mercury topped 90 degrees with little shade, eleven people were taken to hospitals by city fire paramedics by the end of the game, according to fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. He was able to play. "For us Rams fans, it's very exciting".
"It seems like everything is right in the world again".
Meanwhile, Seattle has scored 15 points and one touchdown with an average of just 3.2 yards per rush - and has a quarterback playing on a sprained ankle he got while getting sacked.
For the second time in three years, the Seattle Seahawks are being harshly disciplined for violating the collectively bargained rules about physical contact in offseason practices.
The first and only rule of hate-watching our town's former team is that we must not dwell on the good things. "We probably protected better than we have against those guys the last couple of years". Through the first two weeks of 2016, they have performed like one of the worst offenses in the NFL.
For the second time in three years, the National Football League on Monday ruled the Seahawks participated in "excessive contact" during an offseason practice. "We've made strong efforts to do that, but we're still working at it".
Carroll said Monday that his focus is on the team not striking a proper balance in its run-pass ratio, struggles on third down and losing the field-position battle. Asked if personnel changes on offense were contemplated, Carroll said, "You never know. So he's just going to be sure and he's got to come back from that". "It's been three halves since Russell got hurt, so we have to see".
Then he chuckled and walked to the team bus following their 9-3 loss to the Rams Sunday.
The defense played well, but several Rams drives helped keep the Seahawks pinned deep in their own territory.
This was Rawls' first start and second game since he broke his ankle on December 13. Usually, Wilson uses a healthy ankle and a capable running game to escape the flaws of his line up front.
Jackson, 78, said he tried cheering for other teams, but it wasn't the same to him.
"Yeah, it does. We'll get them around Wednesday or Thursday, something like that. It made it kind of a bland game, in the sense of, 'Where was the big play gonna happen?" Quarterback Case Keenum completed 18-30 passes for 239 yards and was unable to put enough pressure on Seattle's defense to open things up for the run game. "But that didn't. I'm going to gripe about calls all the time. So that's why it was a hard game for us again", Carroll said.
After Gurley's first carry, Keenum faked a hand-off on the next play, connecting with Austin for 11 yards.