Seattle's kickoff returns have been an admittedly underachieving aspect of the team the last few weeks.
Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.
With NFC West title likely on line Sunday at Arizona, Seahawks turn down volume on big game
Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual-assault investigation by San Jose police.
The Seahawks won 19-3 in the first meeting despite giving up a season-high seven sacks, so protecting quarterback Russell Wilson will be a high priority Sunday night when they play the rematch against Arizona.
Paul Richardson looked like a promising kickoff returner at first, but it has been a slog for Richardson and the Seahawks’ kickoff return game, which ranks 30th in the NFL this week, averaging 20.6 yards per attempt.
Here's what Seattle head coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:
Here's some video of Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, with some quotes below:
Seattle's injury report for Wednesday includes one new name --- starting right guard J.R. Sweezy. Sweezy was listed as not practicing due to an ankle injury.
Interesting stuff from ESPN's Adam Scheffer on news that Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is changing agents.
Here's all that Arizona coach Bruce Arians had to say when he talked to Seattle reporters via a conference call Wednesday:
There's still a chance that left tackle Russell Okung could play Sunday when the Seahawks take on Arizona in an NFC West showdown.
Here is the NFL's weekly package of stats and other stuff on Seattle's matchup:
The point may be obvious now --- Seattle pretty much needs to win just one more game to get a playoff spot, and with two will get a first-round bye and has a great chance at getting home-field advantage through the playoffs.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians doesn't care much that few around the NFL expect the Cardinals to win Sunday against the Seahawks in what is essentially an NFC West title game.
After struggling to get sacks early in the season, the Seahawks have 16 in the past four games, including four Sunday against the 49ers.
Defense is pushing the Seahawks near the top of the NFL power rankings by national media and major newspapers.
Robert Griffin III isn’t saying much these days, even though he is again the starting quarterback for the Washington franchise. “For me, anything that I was saying, whether it was positive or negative, it was getting twisted and turned against me and against this team,” he said.
Kent native, an electrician at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, had to watch the Super Bowl win on taped delay but got the best of an unsuspecting Bronco fan.