RENTON, Clean. — In their very first recreation without Chris Carson, the Seattle Seahawks‘ functioning recreation was woefully ineffective.
“It was not powerful adequate,” head coach Pete Carroll stated of the functioning recreation. “I wish we would have received ahead a tiny bit much more so we could genuinely pound it a tiny bit and see if we could make some much more yards with it. We kept our mindset about it, we kept hoping and doing the job at it.”
6 of Seattle’s twenty five carries went for zero or destructive yards. The Seahawks did not control a single “explosive” operate in the recreation, which the Seahawks categorize as any carry of at minimum 12 yards. In actuality, Seattle did not have a single carry of at minimum ten yards in the recreation. A nine-property scramble by Russell Wilson on a 3rd-and-12 was the most powerful hurry of the recreation for Seattle and did not even obtain a very first down to continue to keep a possession alive.
“We want to do superior,” Carroll stated. “I genuinely want to continue to keep pounding away right until we get superior at it. We will make progress there.
“We are just going to continue to keep doing the job our guys and continue to keep rolling them. They are both of those (Lacy and Rawls) genuinely worthy guys and we will just pound away and see what transpires as the games go.”
Rawls received his most operate of the year towards the Rams on Sunday, carrying eight moments for 20 yards. Rawls has just 24 yards on thirteen carries this year. He has missed significant chunks of time considering the fact that late in the 2015 year owing to accidents. A damaged ankle, hairline fracture of the fibula and large-ankle sprain have all forced Rawls to miss out on games.
“I imagined Thomas did have a superior truly feel as the recreation went on,” Carroll stated. “He just will not have considerably practical experience in the last calendar year. We will just continue to keep bringing him together and see how he goes.
“He’s doing the job genuinely tricky and he is in excellent shape and his mindset is wonderful and I never feel there is any reason other than just variety of bringing him together. Meanwhile, Eddie is pounding it and we will be all proper.”
The Seahawks will get C.J. Prosise again from an ankle sprain after their bye week as well. McKissic also components into the passing recreation, catching three passes for 36 yards towards the Rams.
However, functioning the football is a core element of the way the Seahawks want to participate in. Carroll routinely references a wish to attain fifty total completions and carries in a recreation as a benchmark range that generally factors toward effective offense. It really is a determine he attributes to former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi.
In all three of Seattle’s victories, that equation has showcased at minimum twenty five carries. In their two losses, they managed just 22 carries or much less.
For the next time in four seasons towards the Rams, Seattle protection Earl Thomas has forced a touchback mere inches from the target line by dislodging the ball from the grasp of a Rams functioning again.
On Sunday, it was knocking the ball from the extended proper hand of Todd Gurley II. In 2014, it was Benny Cunningham.
Each instances led to the identical uncommon ruling. Thomas forces a fumble a number of blades of grass away from the Rams scoring a landing only to have the ball squirt by means of the close zone for a touchback. In its place of a Rams rating, Thomas set the ball again in the palms of the Seahawks’ offense.
“I have hardly ever viewed that participate in ahead of Earl did it the very first time, and he is carried out it 2 times,” cornerback Richard Sherman stated. “I have hardly ever viewed any one else do that and he did it both of those (moments) to the Rams. It really is insane, but Earl’s a heck of a participant and justifies a ton of credit rating for hardly ever giving up and fighting right until the last next.”
On Sunday in Los Angeles, Gurley took a pitch 12 yards from Seattle’s target line and hit a crease at comprehensive velocity to surge toward the close zone. As Gurley neared the close zone, he extended the ball with his proper hand toward the front pylon only to have Thomas swat his arm at the 1-property line. The ball slipped from Gurley’s grasp just ahead of achieving the pylon and just ahead of Gurley’s foot landed out of bounds. The free ball then caromed off the pylon to give Seattle a touchback and possession of the ball.
“I noticed a opportunity to strike on the ball,” Thomas stated. “I did a wonderful position, viewing those people Bruce Lee movies and hoping to carry it in excess of to the football area.”
In Week seventeen of the 2014 year in Seattle, Shaun Hill done a go to Cunningham in the still left flat only to have an eerily equivalent participate in final result. Cunningham extended with his proper arm, Thomas swatted down on it, the ball arrived no cost just shy of the target line and bounced out of bounds by means of the close zone to final result in a touchback for Seattle.
“It really is just another phenomenal statement about the guy’s will to win,” head coach Pete Carroll stated. “His grit, his competitiveness – you know that he just will hardly ever permit up and he just keeps on battling. That is who Earl is, and so I really like that he has those people moments the place he is illustrated — you know, in such exclusive fashion that he can do those people types of issues. He’s just an extraordinary participant.”
Seahawks still left guard Luke Joeckel will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday to provide as a thoroughly clean-up treatment on the ACL harm he sustained last calendar year.
Joeckel was eased into comprehensive operate in education camp and has performed each individual of the very first 5 games of the year. Nonetheless, his apply time has been diminished in current weeks as the knee demanded even more attention.
“It really is just developments that happen going by means of the procedure of getting your knee again,” Carroll stated. “We brought him again quite thoroughly and there was anything that was variety of hanging in there that was annoying him for some time and we tried using to wait around it out and see what it was and we have waited as very long as we can wait around and he is been a stud about it. Now it truly is time to get cleaned up and with any luck , it will be genuinely smooth for him and the docs will get in there and get him cleaned out and away we go.”
Carroll did not have a definitive timeline on the time Joeckel is envisioned to miss out on, but stated it would be a stretch to feel he could participate in towards the New York Giants in two weeks.
In the interim, Seattle’s options at still left guard would be Mark Glowinski, Matt Tobin and Ethan Pocic.
Glowinski commenced 16 games at still left guard last calendar year, but was moved to the proper facet this offseason and missing his starting off position to Oday Aboushi in Week 3. Tobin was obtained in a trade in August and has performed only as a jumbo restricted close so considerably. Pocic was one of Seattle’s two next-spherical picks this calendar year. He has primarily performed on the proper facet of the line.
NOTES: DE Michael Bennett briefly still left Sunday’s recreation ahead of halftime with a plantar fascia harm. He missed a number of plays at the close of the 50 % ahead of returning and completing the recreation. Head coach Pete Carroll stated Bennett will want the bye week off to support get well from the harm. … DE Cliff Avril has some exams forthcoming in the up coming number of weeks to establish if he can return to the team. Avril hurt his neck towards the Indianapolis Colts last week and head coach Pete Carroll stated they will be quite very careful with the selection-building procedure relating to Avril’s standing. … RB C.J. Prosise is envisioned to return after the bye week after missing the last two games with an ankle sprain. … LT Rees Odhiambo was “sore” on Monday after participating in by means of Sunday’s recreation with a bruised sternum sustained last week towards the Indianapolis Colts. Head coach Pete Carroll stated the break of the bye week will be a huge profit for Odhiambo. … DE Quinton Jefferson broke his hand in a go-hurry drill in apply last week and calls for surgery to fix the difficulty. He is envisioned to miss out on four weeks ahead of he could likely return to the lineup. … T Branden Albert visited the Seahawks on Monday and had a tryout. The no cost-agent tackle hasn’t uncovered a team considering the fact that remaining introduced by the Jacksonville Jaguars in August. He retired and still left the team ahead of electing to return. He was then introduced by the Jaguars.
REPORT CARD VS. RAMS
—PASSING OFFENSE: C — Russell Wilson and broad receiver Tanner McEvoy ended up each individual intercepted in the very first 50 %. Seattle managed just one participate in of much more than fifteen yards all recreation. Wilson and Jimmy Graham did join for their very first landing of the year.
—Hurrying OFFENSE: D — Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and J.D. McKissic merged for just 39 yards on 19 carries as Seattle’s hurrying attack was woefully ineffective. Russell Wilson added 5 rushes for 16 yards and Tyler Lockett had one carry for seven yards, but the team averaged just 2.five yards a hurry.
—Pass Defense: B — Though the Rams could transfer the ball on Seattle, they could not obtain the close zone the moment they received near Seattle’s target line. Jared Goff was intercepted 2 times in Seattle territory to support the Seahawks continue to keep the Rams off the board. Goff was also sacked 2 times even with remaining dropped just four moments by means of the very first four games of the year.
—Hurry Defense: B-plus — The Seahawks held Todd Gurley II to just forty three yards on fourteen carries. Though Jared Goff had a 22-property scramble and Tavon Austin scored on a 27-property operate, the protection forced the Rams to be one-dimensional most of the recreation.
—Distinctive Groups: A-minus — Blair Walsh transformed all three of his attempted area objectives. Jon Ryan pinned two punts within the Rams’ ten-property line. The unit also recovered a muffed punt from Tavon Austin for one of Seattle’s 5 takeaways. The only blemish was a kickoff out of bounds by Walsh.
—COACHING: B-minus — The Seahawks did not obtain a single very first down in the fourth quarter when sustaining at minimum one drive could have enabled them to set the recreation away. Sluggish begins proceed to be a pattern for Seattle as they did not rating right until the next quarter. A number of staff and participate in-call selections late ended up curious as well.