Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll met the media Monday afternoon to discuss the teams win over Carolina Panthers and the suspension of wide receiver Josh Gordon who was suspended indefinitely according to a league press release
“Josh Gordon of the Seattle Seahawks has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL policies on performance-enhancing substances and substances of abuse.”
While Gordon’s absence will affect the Seahawks on the field, Head coach Pete Carroll’s thoughts were on Gordon as a human being and the exemplary behavior he exhibited while he was with the Seahawk.
Per NFL Players collective bargaining agreement teams are the last one notified once a player is suspended. Once a players is suspended teams cannot have any contact with that player.
IMPORTANCE OF TEAM MAKING THE PLAYOFFS
The win over the Panthers losses by the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams means the Seahawks are in the playoffs for the 8th time in the last ten years under Carroll and John Schneider.
OFFENSE TURNING THE CORNER
For the Seahawks one of the bright spots from the win over the Carolina Panthers was the Seahawks having confidence and being in total attack mode during the game. The offense scored on its first three drives and closed out the game with a three minute drive that run out the game clock
TYLER LOCKETT BOUNCE BACK GAME
Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 120 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. Signalling that he is fully healthy after battling a leg contusion and a nasty cold virus.
DEFENSE CONTINUES TO CAUSE TURNOVERS
One constant that remains is the Seahawks defense causing turnovers. Linebackers KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner had three interceptions between them. Wright had two of the three to record the first multiple interception game in his career.