The Seahawks went into Sunday’s game against the Colts fully healthy. When the dust settled and the whistle blew to end the contest the Hawks walked away with a convincing 28-16 win.
MINOR INJURIES PUT A LITTLE SHADE ON THE WIN
The injury news was not as good. During his Monday afternoon zoom conference, Carroll announced that running back Rashaad Penny ( calf) center Ethan Pocic (knee) would miss upcoming games. How many remains to be seen. Carroll also announced that wide receivers Penny Hart and Dee Eskridge remain in concussion protocol and will be evaluated later this week. The two wideouts left Sunday’s game after a concussion diagnosis.
“It’s going to take a couple of days to get it done,” Carroll said. “They’re not the same, they’re individual cases and we’ll treat them, of course, individually, but there’s a timeframe sequence they have to follow to make it back. So nothing to make a prediction about right now other than we’ll see what happens.”
THE TEAM TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS
As for the win, it’s self-Carroll was quick to point out that it was a complete effort by all the units
“I really liked the overall effort,” Carroll said. “It was a complete effort in that everybody contributed. Both sides of the ball and special teams played together well. The complementary football was obvious… Because of the respect we have for that club, this was a really good, solid win.”
Everyone saw just how explosive the Shane Waldron offense can be when combined with Russell Wilson’s deep ball talents. The Wilson to Lockett 69 yard touchdown play will no doubt be nominated for an EPSY Award during ESPN’s annual Sports Award show. On Monday Carroll made a point to acknowledge the Seahawk’s ability to run the ball and conversely stop the run.
A SOLID START FOR BOTH CORNERS
Going into the Sunday contest no one was really sure what kind of performance the team would get from its starting two cornerbacks. Right corner Tre Flowers won the job but there seemed to be a shade of doubt by reporters and fans. Left corner D.J. Reed was switched from right to left two weeks before the start of the season and this was after he had been sidelined most of training camp and missed all of the preseason due to a hip injury. So who could blame the skeptics? On Sunday the two showed the coaches had made the right decision
“The guys played really tough and tackled well. They kept the ball underneath us all day, so they had to make some plays. I think D.J. might have had like five tackles in the game. Tre had a couple of really good hits. Challenging their coverage. We really minimized our errors, really solid. We had one play get away from us in the big crossing route that we made a mistake on, but other than that they played really solid football. They seem to fit well with how we did things, and I liked how aggressive they were able to be.”
Reed and Flowers played all 76 defensive snaps.