Seahawks start the season on the wrong foot

The Seahawks played their worst game to start a season Sunday at Lumen Field. A dismal performance saw the Seahawks lose to NFC West division rivals LA Ramd 30 13. Leading 13- 7 at halftime all signs pointed to a Seahawk win. A balanced attack by the offense showed Seattle with 168 total yards, 65 on the ground and 103 in the air. Running back Ken Walker had nine carries for 53 yards. For some unknown reason, the Seahawks lost all momentum in the second half.


The Seahawks managed just 11 offensive yards in the second half. Tackles Abe Lucas and Charles Cross suffered minor injuries and status for next week’s game at Detroit will not be known until later in the week.




” That was a really frustrating start for us. The Rams did really well. They took care of the ball and did a nice job. I have a lot of respect for Sean (McVay) and the job that he does. They did a heck of a job today. First half we had the ball four times and we got in scoring position. We didn’t get our touchdowns out of the drives, missed field goal, and it felt like we were moving and we were in control of that part of it, but the second half we just couldn’t get any first downs. Couldn’t make the ball go. Got harder as the game went on and we didn’t do well.

On the other side of the ball was a third down disaster for us, 11 for 17, so great job by Stafford. He’s just that good. We gave him opportunities. We didn’t get heat on him, and we needed to generate it. I look at a little bit of misjudgment on my part that we would be able to do things we’ve been doing and be able to play a good football game. Didn’t work out that way. We needed to pressure them more and get heat on them to cover them up and get off the darn field. This is a big challenge for us to bounce back. Look what we’re going against. Going to go against one of the hottest teams in the world coming up in Detroit. We’ll see how this goes. Now it’s about us digging back into it. We’ve done a ton of the right stuff all the way through. I’ve been telling you how the preparation has gone. When it matched up and came time, we weren’t able to get off the field like we thought we would be able to. They did a nice job taking care of it and didn’t give us the football other than the blocked kick. That’s enough to play a good football game if they can take care of the ball, and they did. We’ve got a lot of work to do.  “

Q. Update on Charles Cross and Abe Lucas?  


” Yeah, Charles has like a sprained big toe, and the x-rays from what I heard didn’t look bad. We’ll see. But he felt something and so we had to look at him. Abe’s (Lucas) knee just acted up on him again. He doesn’t have a knee injury. Just the same knee we rested him on during camp just got really sore during the game and couldn’t fire the way he needed to, so we had to get him out of there. I don’t know what to tell you about that one.  “

Q. On how they played in the first half…  


“Yeah, it kind of felt that we gave up the first drive and got off the field the rest of the opportunities in the first half. So, it’s 13 to seven and looked it like we were in a very good football game and ready to go. We came out to go for the win and play good football and be aggressive, but we didn’t execute the way that we had counted on. We didn’t finish the way we needed to. It’s really obvious. Why that happened, we’ve got to go back to work and see what we can do to help the guys. I have a big role in this. I’ve got to make sure I am helping our guys on defense and make sure that the assessments we make on offense, we can count on better than we did. We just didn’t execute like we thought we could”.

Q. On only having two quarterback hits on 38 dropbacks.  


“We didn’t blitz a lot. We did some. But he got rid of the football really well. It’s all aspects, didn’t cover him as tight as we needed to and didn’t rush enough to disrupt him. He’s a great thrower, and if you give him time he can tear you up, and he did. He had a great day today”.

Q. On the offensive issues in the second half…  


“Starkly different to me the way we played in the first and second half. We were in there talking about it right now, trying to figure out how it got so erratic. We weren’t on it and didn’t convert and get the ball moving. We didn’t run the ball, we didn’t do anything. Did nothing in the second half. We were trying and calling the stuff and we had things that we thought we could do, and we weren’t able to get it done”.

Q. How hard was that for an offense when both tackles go out in quick succession?  


” It’s about as hard as it gets when both guys go. We’ll see how Stone (Forsythe) and Jake (Curhan) did, but you could see at the end we were hurting a little bit (protecting”.

Q. What was your thought on the personal fouls from your team at the end of the game?  


” I thought we lost our minds a little bit, and we’ll talk about that. That shows you the frustration and based on the expectation that we were going to be better and not in that situation. I don’t like seeing this look, that looks terrible. We’ll talk about that. That’s not something that I’m concerned about. We were in that position and we’ve got to make better decisions”. 

Q. When the guys were coming out pre-game, did you pay attention to Bobby’s ovation?  

PETE CARROLL: As a matter of fact I did. I thought that was amazing. I felt it. I felt the response of the fans to him. I thought he played a really good ballgame today. I couldn’t tell all of it, but I thought he played really well today and meant a lot to him. I thought he did a really good job being poised about it like you would hope and expect he would playing his old team. But I thought that was an extraordinary statement by our fans of appreciation and love for the guy that has given so much to this program. He deserves every bit of it, and I thought it was perfect moment.  

Q. On Jordyn Brooks’ first game back… 

PETE CARROLL: He did pretty good. We’ve got to see how he did coverage-wise because they did hit a lot of stuff inside and we played a lot of zone stuff and mixed our zones up. We weren’t able to get in front of many balls, but I don’t know. I’ve got to look at the film. A great accomplishment. We rested him a little bit. He added up some plays, so we got him out of there, kind of what we were thinking would happen. Devin (Bush) was ready to play and all that, but it’s a great accomplishment for him to get back. 

Q. The penalty they called on Tre Brown on the third down. Did you get a good look at that?  

PETE CARROLL: No, I didn’t. I mean, I would like some information on it.  

Q. What did you think of Tre Brown’s day?  

PETE CARROLL:” I’ve got to look at the film’. 

Q. How has the team responded all off-season and pre-season, how surprised were you?  


“Yeah, I am surprised and disappointed that we weren’t cleaner. 13 to six, no big deal. We were in pretty good shape. Moved the ball well in the first half, and really felt like we should be able to take the next step and take control of the football game. I thought we were in great shape to do that. It’s shocking to me now that we weren’t able to take advantage of that. I don’t care what the score is at halftime. I like being ahead which we were, and I like the fact that we moved it. They also scored on the first drive and didn’t score on any of the other drives. So, we felt like we had a real shot. I don’t think we were cocky at all. We surely didn’t talk like that. We didn’t respond well enough”.

Q. On Tyler Lockett…  


Yeah, he’s fine. He was examined but he was fine. (Boye) Mafe had his knee looked at, but he finished the game, so he was alright. That’s all we have”. 

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