Here is a roundup of what the media are saying after the Seahawks' offense sputtered in a 9-3 loss to the Rams Sunday.
Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports says injuries are a big part of what’s wrong with the Seahawks. But he also says teams may have figured out in the offseason how to compensate for the adjustments Seattle made last year for its poor offensive line play.
And he made this suggestion.
“Maybe it’s not too late for the Seattle Seahawks to call Marshawn Lynch and see if he’ll give up carving up pigs to play again.”
“(Tyler) Lockett left the game in the second quarter because of a knee injury, then returned with two minutes left. Running back Thomas Rawls suffered a leg injury and did not return. Right guard J'Marcus Webb was playing with an ankle injury, and he was on the field only because the Seahawks are without first-round pick Germain Ifedi, who has been sidelined with a high ankle sprain.”
Also, receiver Doug Baldwin will reportedly have an MRI on his knee Monday.
SB Nation pointed out a simple truth Seahawks fans already know. Somehow, no matter how bad they are, the Jeff Fisher-coached Rams seem to have Seattle’s number.
“The Rams own the Seahawks of late, winning four of the last five meetings between these division rivals.”
USA TODAY’s For The Win lists its five reasons the Seahawks offense is playing so poorly. Among them, they aren’t throwing to Jimmy Graham.
“It’s just not enough. Wilson continually finds himself in third down and needing someone to make a play for him, and, for whatever reason, the Seahawks don’t think to dial up the 6’7″, 265-pound former basketball player.”
The Seahawks feel some of the 10 penalties called against them, including three false starts and three for offensive pass interference, were questionable.
The dagger was the facemask penalty on Cassius Marsh on a sack late in the fourth quarter that could have given the Seahawks the ball with two minutes left and two timeouts.
"I hope that (referee Jerome Boger) had a really good look at it because he had a better look than we did," said head coach Pete Carroll, according to The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta.
But due to that, Seattle didn't get the ball back until there was 1:53 to play and one timeout.
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