The Seattle Seahawks (4-0) are one of only six undefeated teams in the NFL. The Hawks are brimming with cautious optimism after a successful trip to Miami. Despite missing two starters on defense the Seahawks had their best defensive game of the season. The defense registered two interceptions which were converted to points by the offense. Quarterback Russell Wilson had another productive passing day, 24/34 for 360 yards 2 TD’s, and one interception for a 112 qb rating.
Here is what Pete Carroll had to say during his weekly press conference with the media regarding the improved play of his defense.
STRICKLY A BUSINESS TRIP
The won their 10th consecutive game with a 10:00am kickoff time. There is little doubt the Seahawks have perfected the formular of being the NFL’s top Road Warriors.
“ Really good to be back from a successful trip in a difficult situation just because of the humidity, it was a hard game to play for both sides I imagine. We were fortunate to get out of there in pretty good shape. It was another successful day on the road again. I am liking that the way we are playing is consistent enough to get us wins with a lot of room to get better. There is so many areas for the players and coaches to work on and improve.
DEFENSIVE BACKS STEP UP
Defensive starters Safety Jamal Adams ( groin) and cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) did not make the trip to Miami opening the door Tre Flowers and Ryan Neal. The two players did not disappoint Sunday. Neal had his second interception in as many games while Flowers players all 71 defensive snaps and recorded 7 tackles
OLD BUT NOT SLOW
The season-ending knee injury to Bruce Irvin and his replacement Jordy Brooks caused a positional shift for the Seahawks. KJ Wright was shifted to strong-side linebacker and Cody Barton became the starter at weakside linebacker. Barton earned his first start against the Dolphins. Wright is the team’s oldest player who had no problem shifting over.