Among the any issues rearing their heads for the Seahawks of late is penalties.
I broke down some of the numbers in this story, detailing how the Seahawks are again leading the NFL in penalties after having gotten off to a good start in that area in the first three games — Seattle had 19 in the first three games and has 32 in the past three.
Seattle had three holds against the Rams, and the Seahawks thought all were questionable. But they also said they have to figure out a way to not be in position to get the calls.
“Im not an official so I’m not going to really say it was or wasn’t,” said guard J.R. Sweezy, who had one of the holds Sunday. “But they saw something and they called it and it’s something we have to work on about keeping our hands inside and we will do that and it starts today working on it in practice and we will all make a big emphasis on it and get better at it.”
Seattle also has had a number of false starts the last few weeks. Max Unger’s absence was perceived to be part of the issue in the Dallas game, but not last week.
“I think Steve is playing really well,” said offensive line coach Tom Cable. “In terms of timing and management, that’s still an issue. You get comfortable with a guy. But he was better this game than last week, so good job by him.”
“It’s just with us being on the same page and just getting on the same page,” Sweezy said. “And when you are plaing away, things can get loud and a little hectic and we just need to calm down and get on the same page and play ball. When we do that we are pretty good. So it’s just a matter of us doing that. It’s just stuff we have to work on every day.”
In some other links and notes today. …
— Derrick Coleman Tweeted this morning that he had surgery on his broken foot on Wednesday:
Just had surgery on the foot yesterday! It sucks but I know Gods plan for me is bigger then this!
— Derrick Coleman Jr (@DC2forlife) October 23, 2014
— Forgot to mention yesterday that the Seahawks have re-signed TE RaShaun Allen to the practice squad, which again gives the Seahawks a full complement of 10 on their practice squad.
— Here’s our Seahawks notebook.
— Seahawks.com wraps up Wednesday in Hawkville.
— Here’s ESPN’s preview of the Seattle-Carolina game.
— The Panthers hope the release of cornerback Charles Godfrey this week sends a message.
— Carolina QB Cam Newton says the team won’t press despite its recent stumbles.
— Carolina will have a new cornerback with Godfrey gone, and a new left guard this week.
— A preview from CBSSports.com.
— Finally, Seahawks well-represented in a list of the most-watched NFL games nationally this season:
Most watched NFL games this season pic.twitter.com/y2BEFrZ06C
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) October 23, 2014