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Asked about the progress of his rookie quarterback, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that there have been some obstacles for Russell Wilson to overcome, but overall he’s pleased with the development the University of Wisconsin product has made through seven games. Carroll has been careful to keep a lid on Seattle’s offense while the team has compiled a 4-3 record, leaning on an effective running game and a talented defense so Wilson has not had to carry the load offensively. “My biggest thing is to try and be the leader of this football team,” Wilson said. “Do what it takes, and continue to stay positive and believe in what we do. “We’ve got a great football team. We just keep moving forward. We keep trying to figure out what we can do better as a collective group and keep working in practice.” The Seahawks have been in all seven games, and Wilson had led the Seahawks to a pair of fourth-quarter comeback wins. But Carroll pointed out that Wilson has played poorly on the road, where he has thrown two touchdown passes and seven interceptions and has a 55.7 passer rating. Wilson has thrown six touchdown passes and no interceptions and has a 116.9 passer rating at home. So it’s no surprise Seattle is 3-0 at home and 1-3 on the road. After travelling to Detroit on Sunday, the Seahawks play five of their final eight games at CenturyLink Field, including contests against all three NFC West Division opponents. “He’s done some pretty extraordinary things, Carroll said. “I think he’s played within the format that we have setup for him well. He’s played particularly well at home, not as well on the road, and we noticed that the numbers are quite a bit different there. “He’s grown, he’s corrected things, and he’s totally in control poise-wise in the games and in the situation. I think he can do special things. There are just not very many kids that are as well prepared to take on the workload and the stress of it and the pressure and all of that, as he is. I think he’s done OK.
BEST OF MAXIM
In my weekly column, we will take a long look at two rookies. I will compare their performance to date against my original expectations of them. Let’s continue this series off by looking back at Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin and Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard after their week seven games:
Robert Turbin, RB SEAHere is what I saw in college...
Outside of some sore ribs and an ankle that was a little gimpy, injuries never became a major problem for Doug Baldwin during his breakout rookie season.
It's why Baldwin was able to lead the Seattle Seahawks in receiving, becoming the first undrafted rookie to lead his team in pass catches in more than 50 years.
This year, it's been a different health story for Baldwin...
This week’s article should be something pertaining to how the Seattle Seahawks playoff hopes are gone since they have lost to every team in the NFC West. Then again now could also be the time to ask if the clock is ticking on Pete Carroll’s time in Seattle. Compelling as these topics are, plenty of other writers will pen commentary on them. Readers of The Penalty Flag expect...
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is on a mission to validate his franchise as a serious contender.
Well Seattle takes on Detroit at 1:00 this Sunday, and Sherman decided to go Transformers on us.
We all know Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson carries the Label Megatron, and carries it very well.
Well I’m assuming Sherman wants Johnson to know he is his equal because...
Always a Bright Spot
On days when the Seattle Seahawks‘ defense can’t even hold on (granted they are on the field for the majority of the game) and the offense is… well, being the Seahawks offense, the Special Teams unit helps out both units.
Be it by giving the opposing offense awful starting field position, or Leon WashingtonÂ electrifying the game with a stunning return...
PRIME TIME PLAYER
Before they match up on Sunday, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman changed his Twitter name to let everyone know he's not intimidated by Megatron.
Richard Sherman is quickly becoming one of the brashest young players in the league.
Two weeks ago, the Seahawks' second-year cornerback made headlines after taunting Tom Brady following Seattle's last-minute win over New England. Now, the Stanford product is turning his attention to one of the best wide receivers in the league.
Sherman changed his name on Twitter to "...
Ouch, a heart breaker in SF
Another road game, and another lack of a passing game, or scratch that, another lack of a receiving game is more like it.
The Seahawks have had this issue for the balance of this century, yes, even in the Super Bowl year.
It’s nothing new to write about, or to get peeved about, or to even care about really.
This is just one of those things that is...
Leave it to Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman to come up with a new way of talking about an opponent without saying a word.
Sherman, who drew plenty of attention after Seattle's win over New England for his comments about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, changed his name on his Twitter page Wednesday to ''Optimus Prime,'' a Transformers character. That wouldn...
The Seahawks responded to comments from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and his belief that Seattle’s defensive backs were overly physical with San Francisco’s wide receivers in the Thursday night game, to the point he intended on speaking with the league. You’re supposed to be happy after you win a football game, right? I’m not big for media anyway. That’s just who he is, I guess...
Seahawks vs Lions Gambling?
Headline: Hawks Look to Bounce Back in Motor City
The Seattle Seahawks fly east this week off 10 days rest looking to rebound from a 13-6 loss at San Francisco. Their opposition this week the Detroit Lions who themselves are coming off a close low scoring loss on Monday night.
It looks like your classic Offense vs. Defense matchup in this one needless...
Last Thursday’s road game against the 49ers was supremely frustrating to watch. The Seahawks looked awful, and that’s led to a lot of fans voicing opinions of the “fire coach X and/or bench player Y” variety. That’s understandable, but I think it’s premature to be calling for changes that drastic. Right now, the Seahawks are 3-0 at home and 1-3 on the road, with...
Seattle Seahawks (4-3) at Detroit Lions (2-4) I feel like I say this about the Seahawks every week when I pick their game, but I love picking their games because they have such a big home/road disparity. On the road, they are 16-29 ATS since 2007, as opposed to 30-14 ATS at home. As dogs, [...]