Curtis Allen’s week fourteen watch points (vs Houston)

December 11th, 2021 | Written by Rob Staton

Note: This is a guest post by Curtis Allen and the latest piece in a weekly series. Curtis looks at the Seahawks and their opponents and discusses key factors…

The Seahawks are coming off an exhilarating win against San Francisco and now they are preparing to face a team in Houston that is trending for a top pick in the 2022 draft. Hopes are rising that the Hawks may win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

The Texans have been battered by injury and rocked by losing their best player to a scandal — and the numbers are showing it. They are in the bottom four in the NFL in every major stat (rushing and receiving yards and scoring) on both offense and defense, save for pass defense yards allowed (they are 15th).

They are coming off what might be any NFL team’s worst performance in a game this season — a 31-0 loss to the Colts. They only managed 141 yards on offense, conceded 389 yards and possessed the ball for only 18 minutes.

The Seahawks certainly have a talent advantage but the way they have played this season, a game like this could become a struggle very, very quickly.

This game should be over by halftime. How can they assure that?

Win in the trenches

No doubt, the Texans are a proud team. They will be smarting from a demoralizing loss and will come out of the tunnel with some energy. The Seahawks will have to manage that early in the game, and not just assume their superior talent will convey them to an easy victory.

As with all football fundamentals, it starts up front.

The Texans’ pass rush is better than the Seahawks’. They are attaining about the same pressure rate (21.2% vs Seattle’s 22%) but with significantly less blitzing (87 blitzes vs Seattle’s 131).

Jacob Martin and Jonathan Greenard are good bookend pass-rushers that will cause trouble for the Seahawks given the opportunity.

Watch them working together (along with the defensive backs) in order to keep Kyler Murray contained:

Greenard particularly needs to be accounted for. He has eight sacks in 325 snaps this year, making him one of the most efficient pass rushers in the NFL. His 84.3 overall PFF grade this season shows he has a rounded out game and is able to help contain the run game as well.

He wins with power and a great motor. Watch this play from Week Five against the Colts. For some reason, Indy feels comfortable lining up tight end Mo Alie-Cox over him on a pass play. Greenard flattens Alie-Cox to the ground and accelerates to Carson Wentz:

And here he is moving 330lb Morgan Moses out of his way and chasing Zach Wilson down for a strip sack:

He spends most of his time lining up over the right tackle. The Seahawks are vulnerable there, with Brandon Shell limited in practice with injury and Jamarco Jones on Injured Reserve. Jake Curhan may get the start Sunday and that will be a matchup to watch.

We know what Jacob Martin brings to the game — a spark of speed in a rushing role that could disrupt the passing game. Watch him slide right past George Fant and power through a feeble blocking attempt by Ty Johnson to get a key sack of Zach Wilson to hold the Jets to a field goal try:

The Seahawks’ tackles will have a job on Sunday. Duane Brown and either Shell, Curhan or Stone Forsyth will need to be on their game in order to keep Russell Wilson clean. If the Seahawks line up a tight end to block, it better be Will Dissly — and they would do well to have someone like Travis Homer ready to chip.

One thing that will help — and this is something we have talked about several times — is Russell Wilson’s pocket sense.

Watch all of those sacks again. On all of them — yes the pass rushers make great plays — but the sacks are entirely preventable if the quarterback makes a decision to throw or scramble more quickly instead of hesitating.

Russell Wilson will need to be decisive. He was sacked four times and lost 50 yards last week against San Francisco. That cannot happen again.

Nobody is going to confuse Jonathan Greenard with Nick Bosa. Yet playing a foe they do not see regularly, the Seahawks do not have the advantage of scheme familiarity that they do with a team like San Francisco. They will need to be sharp.

On defense, they will need to control the line of scrimmage. Again, if there were ever a week for this defensive line to step up and play effectively, this would be it.

How so?

The Texans have very, very little in the way of a running game. Very little.

They have more games this season where they have failed to rush for 50 yards (four) than they have where they rushed for 100 yards (two).

Mark Ingram is still their leading rusher. He has not been a Houston Texan since October 24th.

David Johnson, Rex Burkhead and Philip Lindsay are averaging 2.8 yards per carry as a group. There just is not much in the cupboard.

What about the pass protection?

Houston will still likely be without star tackle Laremy Tunsil, who is still working through his injury. The pass rush should be able to take advantage.

With Tyrod Taylor suffering from a scary wrist injury, Davis Mills will get the start on Sunday.

Mills is one of the NFL’s most-often-sacked quarterbacks. He has been sacked once every 10 pass attempts this year (22 times in only 223 pass attempts).

The defensive backfield can be a big help to the pass rush in this particular game…

Keep Mills from connecting with his first read

Mills has been a real mixed bag for Houston in his rookie year, which is not wholly unexpected given the lack of talent on the roster. It is commendable that he followed up a disastrous game against Buffalo in Week Four (zero touchdowns, four interceptions, a 23 QB rating) with an extremely clean game against New England in Week Five (three touchdowns, zero interceptions, a 141 QB rating).

Let’s take a look Mills’ performance in the Patriots game to see what we can expect of him:

There are definitely some things to like there. He has decisiveness to his throws, an accuracy and finesse, with some real arm strength displayed.

A good chunk of his success here is a function of the quick-passing game plan the Texans installed for this game. It minimized the pass rush and allowed Mills to just have one read. Rarely was Mills called on to improvise or go to a third read early on in the game. Once the Patriots adjusted, Mills struggled and ultimately the Patriots won the game, despite Houston being in control for three full quarters.

Mills has had 2.2 seconds per throw to get the ball out on average this year. That is both a function of poor pass protection and this quick-throw game plan that keeps him upright. Expect the Texans to employ more throws in this manner.

They will do everything they can to generate some offense. Fly sweeps to Brandin Cooks, flea flickers, and trick plays on special teams.

One area the Seahawks will have to key on to avoid letting the Texans get any offensive momentum: passes to the running backs.

The Seahawk defense is the worst in the NFL this year on yardage allowed to running backs in the passing game. They have allowed a whopping 826 yards, nearly 10% more yards than the 31st defense.

Watch the Texans send David Johnson on a route, with the tight end acting as a natural pick that results in an easy touchdown:

This is the type of play they could run all day on this Seahawks defense. Jordyn Brooks, Ryan Neal and Bobby Wagner must provide tight coverage in order to allow them to move down the field.

If they can bottle up the run and short passing game, they will be able to rush the quarterback and create all kinds of havoc.

Most importantly, they can keep the Texans’ best player from impacting the game…

Contain Brandin Cooks

Cooks is the only Houston player on offense with a PFF score that is worth mentioning at 72.5. He has been a consistent player in a dark season for the team, producing not too far below his typical levels despite playing with a rotating cast of quarterbacks and little to no run game to speak of.

Watch what happens when the pass rush doesn’t get home and the quarterback has time to find him:

D.J. Reed, Sydney Jones and Quandre Diggs will have their hands full on Sunday keeping him in check. If they allow him to get loose, this game could turn into a real contest very quickly.

Maintain that killer mentality

Pete Carroll surprised many by calling the most aggressive game of the season.

From allowing a fake punt to be called deep in his own territory:

To actually attempting a deep pass on third and 14 instead of calling the running back draw and punt play:

You could even argue that this third down throw in the red zone to Tyler Lockett was aggressive given the Seahawks have so often settled for field goals:

Carroll even tried a long field goal instead of punting and admitted after the game that he has confidence in Jason Meyers from that distance.

Where did this aggressiveness come from all of the sudden? The Seahawks certainly had their backs against the wall, coming off a three game losing streak, and needed a spark. It calls to mind the teams’ play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Eight, also when they were coming off a three game losing streak and needed a spark.

There will be a strong temptation to try and control the ball and not take too many chances and let the Texans beat themselves with their hapless play. It is arguable that the Seahawks could gain a world of confidence with a thorough whipping of a lesser opponent. Jumping out to a quick lead and then stepping on the gas and never looking back.

At the very least, a big fourth quarter would give the Seahawks a chance to audition some players for 2022. Dee Eskridge could use some more snaps, as could Colby Parkinson. They could even give Stone Forsythe some snaps to give him a chance to get his feet wet in the NFL.

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223 Responses to “Curtis Allen’s week fourteen watch points (vs Houston)”

  1. cha says:

    Adding the Seahawks’ Scraps to the Texans’ roster, they’ve called up Philip Dorsett to the active roster for the game tomorrow.

  2. Peter says:

    The killer mentality is always a strange one for me as this era closes.

    I remember early on with Wilson when pete was fine pumping his fist and taking chances. It’s been odd to have him becaome enamored with a ztyle of pkay that doesn’t seem very pete-ball.

    Hopefully they keep the aggressiveness up tomorrow.

  3. Big Mike says:

    I believe they played Forsythe at RT last week and based on PFF grades that needs to happen again this week. Curhan played G and was awful. Forsythe was respectable.

  4. Roy Batty says:

    cha, any FA’s in 2022 currently playing for the Texans?

    This game seems like a good time to scout.

    • cha says:

      DT Maliek Collins might be worth a look. He’s 27 and will be a free agent this year. 2-4 sacks per year and an interior presence about 55-60% of the snaps.

      S Justin Reid is coming off his rookie contract.

      LB Kamu Grugier-Hill is having a good season as a blitzing linebacker. He’s 27.

      And there’s also this sparky pass rusher the Texans acquired when they traded Jadaveon Clowney…

      The big prize though might be Laremy Tunsil in trade. He tore a ligament in his thumb and should have been reactivated weeks ago, but the Texans keep finding reasons to not activate him. It’s possible either he’s not interested in playing for a loser and/or Houston doesn’t want to preserve his health for a trade. The Texans might end up ‘Jamal Adams-ing’ him, getting a small return for a big investment. He’ll be 28 and only have $10m guaranteed in 2022 and nothing guaranteed in 2023.

    • Roy batty says:

      It’s refreshing to have such a nice guy as the star of the franchise. Squeaky clean. Polished at the podium. An absolute gem in community involvement.

      But, and there is always a but, it would be just as refreshing to hear his unfiltered belief, once this season ends. No more dancing around, obfuscating the questions about his stance on Carroll and what he truly thinks, should Carroll remain. No more “leaked” hearsay from his agent or “sources”.

      I get it. Wilson is all about image, legacy and no drama.

      However, upon season’s end, I would much prefer the QB who was caught screaming “F**k Yeah!” after a TD, than the one spewing canned catchphrases at the podium. The fans will love him, no matter what. His legacy in Seattle is secure. Just let it out and realize that we understand where you are coming from. We won’t hold it against you.

    • Big Mike says:

      Much ado about nothing……..
      Sincerely, John Clayton

      • Bmseattle says:

        How long has it been since any agent or NFL exec used Clayton as a conduit to leak stories?
        It’s no wonder he thinks it’s a non story…no one has talked to him about it.

    • cha says:

      I find this fascinating.

      Schultz reported this four days ago. Rapaport had four full days to confirm it and he did with his source. He also burned up Rodgers’ phone trying to get word.

      Feels like he waited and gave the situation time to try and get Rodgers on the record.

  5. cha says:



  6. Ok says:

    Thanks for these Cha.
    You and Rob don’t miss.

  7. KennyBadger says:

    Love these articles cha, thanks.

    Looking forward to the Ryan Neal show today!

  8. AlaskaHawk says:

    This should be an easy win, but nothing comes easy with the Seahawks. Key to the victory will be which version of Russell Wilson shows up. His play against the 49ers was the best I’ve seen in years. Lets keep it up. Getting more time in the pocket should help.

    Defensively it sounds like it will be a good test of the secondary.

  9. Mick says:

    Again an awful start.

  10. Rob Staton says:

    The defense on that opening drive was a disgrace

  11. Scot04 says:

    Mills sure made that look easy

  12. Big Mike says:

    Would a loss to this pos team guarantee the end of Pete Carroll in Seattle?

    • Rob Staton says:

      It would go a long way towards it, yes

    • Ok says:

      I don’t think any result ends Carroll.
      Rob is often correct, and out in front, so I cling to some of his comments that Pete looks like he might quit at the end of the year…but my gut feeling is he’s staying.

      • Blitzy the Clown says:

        I’d bet money Carroll is already gone. We just don’t know it yet because they’re not going to announce his eminent retirement mid season.

    • SeaTown says:

      Is it bad that I hope they lose to hopefully get rid of PC?

  13. Robbie says:

    I dislike our 3rd and 2 pitch plays. DISLIKE A LOT.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      This offensive line isn’t fast enough to run side to side, and not powerful enough to run it up the gut.

    • Scot04 says:

      You could almost see it coming though.
      They need to just pick a RB and let him get into a groove though.
      This constant rotation isn’t good for anyone

  14. Mick says:

    How hard can it be to throw when you’re at 3rd and 2? Everybody knows by now Seattle will run the ball there.

  15. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Anyone else hear John Clayton screaming at his tv that Penny is the best RB of the 2018 draft?

    Just me?

  16. Big Mike says:

    Let’s see, 3rd and 2…you have a HOF QB and a 1st round draft bust RB. Yeah let’s run. Brilliant!

  17. Mike says:

    Reading this blog last draft season makes watching the Texans offense more fun.

    Remember it highlighting Davis mills, nico Collins, brevin jordan.
    Don’t know if they’ve had good rookie seasons, but the Seahawks defense makes them look like all pros.

  18. Roy Batty says:

    Seam route, pretty please.

  19. Roy Batty says:

    Can Lockett make it over 150 today?

  20. Blitzy the Clown says:

    You’d think after a decade together Pete would trust Wilson to get the play off.

  21. Hawks4life says:

    What a beautiful run by Penny with a solid block by the rookie

  22. pdway says:

    well…there you go Rashaad Penny, looking like a RB1.

    Seems like his motivation levels go up and down, but when he’s right, he’s definitely got some tools.

  23. Mick says:

    Great drive, considering where we started. Russ is a hell of a QB.

  24. GoHawks5151 says:

    The last 2 games have looked a lot more Rams-ish/Waldrony. Nice same side PA roll on the Lockett big play. Cool little play with eskridge as the puller

  25. SeaTown says:

    LJ Collier drinking game. Take a drink every time his name is mentioned. You won’t even get buzzed.

  26. Roy Batty says:

    A sack? What universe is this? Anarchy.

  27. STTBM says:

    Ken Norton making Rex Burkhead look like Jim Brown….Mayowa in coverage constantly…Norton is a Clown…

  28. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I’m just waiting for them to call Penny Rasheem

  29. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Oh come on DJ

  30. Roy Batty says:

    Wow. Penalties going our way. Again, what universe is this? Anarchy.

  31. STTBM says:

    Seattle got a gift. That wasn’t PI…

  32. AlaskaHawk says:

    Both offenses playing well and both defenses can’t stop them.

  33. cha says:

    3rd and 19 out of FG range.

    Let’s line up the corners 9 yards off the WRs and concede a easy as pie 13 yard pass to get them a FG.

    Looks like we know what kind of game PC is calling today.

  34. Roy Batty says:

    And here we go. This defense. Wow. Just wow.

  35. Les Thomas says:

    Seattle’s D is hilariously awful. Norton making Davis Mills look like Joe Montana…

  36. SeaTown says:

    Davis Mills making this defense look foolish. Let that sink in. Davis Mills.

  37. Blitzy the Clown says:

    So far this is Reed’s worst game in a while

  38. Paul Cook says:

    Man did Houston get bailed out on that call.

    I think we’ll win this game, but closer than it should be now.

  39. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Al Woods came to play today

  40. Mick says:

    DJ Reed slowing down. Wondering if we shouldn’t draft a CB and play with him and Tre Brown. Maybe we can also keep Diggs this way.

  41. Scot04 says:

    Defensive minded HC in carge of player personnel who continues to produce this type of Defense for the last several seasons.
    Can we please get changes at the top, come on Pete ride off into the sunset. We desperately need you too

  42. Big Mike says:

    Davis Mills owning the defense.

    Don’t forget, Pete Carroll is a defensive coach.

    • pdway says:

      thing is – they’re all easy throws, and I don’t mean that as a diss on Mills. We just don’t make it hard on teams. Norton needs to be replaced too.

  43. Paul Cook says:

    If we win this game, that Rams game next week is going to be huge. Upset the Rams, who have been up and down of late, and we’re back in the playoff hunt. That would be something, wouldn’t it?

    • Big Mike says:

      It’d be awesome. But keep in mind Carroll is like 2-8 vs McVay

      • Paul Cook says:

        That Ram game will loom gargantuan for our playoff hopes if we win today as I expect. But yeah, we never beat the Rams.

    • Scot04 says:

      It would be something, just as making the playoffs would. Unfortunately it wouldn’t fix any of the problems we continue to have.
      We need change regardless of how the rest of the season goes.
      So go Hawks, but I still want PC & JS gone at year end.

  44. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Wagner’s just phoning it in. Some will say it’s just a FG. But I think if you make $17m a year, you should at least make a showing of trying to block it.

  45. cha says:

    Gregg Bell
    DT Bryan Mone carted off the field injured in Houston. He pounded his chest to teammates before he got driven away from the bench

  46. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Why is Collins in? He has a slight injury and Penny is running well.

    Must be more 3-D chess Peteball.

  47. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Now that’s a nicely designed play action pass to Hart.

  48. Paul Cook says:

    There is NO DOUBT in my mind that RW’s finger started getting better last week, and that it wasn’t right those weeks before.

  49. 206 says:

    This guy can’t get anyone’s name right lol

  50. Big Mike says:

    Shit play call on 3rd. Ran everyone downfield from what I could see

    • Paul Cook says:

      Yup. They just don’t know how to pass for first downs on third down well enough.

      Now let’s see if we can stop then here and get the ball back.

      • pdway says:

        it’s baffling how few easy 5 yard pass plays we have in our normal offense. seems like we should hvae learned something from what we were able to do last week against SF

  51. Paul Cook says:

    Dickson back in top form after a off start at the beginning of the season.

  52. AlaskaHawk says:

    I can’t figure out when that ref on the left side will call pass interference. I’ve seen two that didn’t look like interference and now he watches the hand fighting for 10 yards and doesn’t throw a flag. Frankly I wish he would let them play.

  53. Scot04 says:

    These 3rd and short calls continue to confound me.

  54. Rob Staton says:

    The Seahawks are so boring to watch these days

    And the one exciting game they have last week, I’m working on Pit vs Bal

  55. Paul Cook says:

    I want more points before the end of the half!

  56. Paul Cook says:

    YES! Saved a time out.

  57. STTBM says:

    This game should be 28-7 Hawks. Pete Carroll and Ken Norton making chicken crap out of chicken salad…thank God for Wilson/Lockett….

  58. Roy Batty says:

    Told yah.

    Lockett with over 150 today.

  59. Paul Cook says:

    YES YES YES!!!

  60. AlaskaHawk says:

    LOCKETTTT- You are the man. No matter how much we love Metcalf, it’s Lockett that gets open consistently.

  61. Blitzy the Clown says:

    BuT lEt’S tRaDE rUsSeLL wIlSoN

  62. Paul Cook says:

    RW is the best deep ball thrower in the game. No one can take that way from him.

  63. Paul Cook says:

    We left too much time on the clock. LOL

  64. STTBM says:

    Pete Carroll shouldn’t be coaching pewee football at this point…

  65. Roy Batty says:

    So, Meyers’s, about that missed PAT…

  66. AlaskaHawk says:

    Good first half. Maybe beating a couple weak teams will build the Seahawks confidence!

    • Paul Cook says:

      I hope so too. Because we will need all the confidence we can get to attempt to beat the Rams next week and get back in the playoff hunt if we win this game.

  67. Big Mike says:

    Penny hurt?
    Say it ain’t so

  68. Paul Cook says:

    We need a turnover…

  69. Paul Cook says:

    Goddammit! Start taking this game over now!

  70. AlaskaHawk says:

    I’m liking this drive. Is the Houston defense starting to wear down?

  71. pdway says:

    best thing about this game (and the last one) — russell looking sharp again.

  72. Paul Cook says:

    RW has been showing signs of some real brilliance these past few weeks. Anything is possible if he gets it back and the offense gets a little more sophisticated.

  73. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I wonder if Pete just said f^ck it, Waldron you call the entire game.

    That’s how much better the offensive scheming has been this week so far.

  74. AlaskaHawk says:

    That was a push against Metcalf in the end zone = should have been pass interference.

  75. Big Mike says:

    Give up and kick the fg call 🙁

  76. Paul Cook says:

    Go for it!!!

  77. Paul Cook says:

    That was the time you go right up to the line and go for it putting it on RW who looks pretty hot now.

  78. Paul Cook says:

    Screen passes are killing us.

  79. Big Mike says:

    What a half assed effort by Dunlap on that last screen

  80. Big Mike says:

    “LJ Collier”
    Take a drink

  81. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Everybody drink!

  82. AlaskaHawk says:

    Oh Ferk me — Jones

  83. Paul Cook says:

    LJ Collier sighting.

  84. Paul Cook says:

    Eff me.

  85. Big Mike says:

    Get a damned stop!

  86. Paul Cook says:

    GTF off the field now…

  87. Big Mike says:

    Now a td drive and take control of this damed game.

  88. AlaskaHawk says:

    We are right at the vegas point spread of 6.5. Those bookies are pretty smart!

  89. pdway says:

    that hold call on Sidney Jones was legit – but in general, I don’t hate him out there. Not a star, but he fights, and not that much of a drop-off from Shaq Griffin for me.

    • Blitzy the Clown says:

      That’s a decent analogy. Jones’ impact on a game is roughly equivalent to Griffin’s.

  90. Mick says:

    I don’t care about the Jones PI, Taylor looked really good there.

    • Blitzy the Clown says:

      True but the only reason Taylor got to Mills was because Mills had to hold the pass because Jones committed the PI.

  91. Big Mike says:

    Are the Seahawks the worst screen team in the history of football?

  92. Hawks4life says:

    Why can’t we create some easy completions, it will never make sense

  93. Paul Cook says:

    What is it about PC teams that seem perpetually magnetized towards close games?

  94. AlaskaHawk says:

    I’m optimistic but this game could go either way. Just depends on who steps up and who makes the big mistakes. Russell Wilson has played a good game. But then I see the Houston run game performing well.

  95. Big Mike says:

    They held Taylor there didn’t call it and he still got the sack. That was impressive

    • pdway says:

      bright spot on the season for sure. 6 sacks now, could have a few more, likely will end up w 8 or so – in his rookie year. Nothing to sneeze at.

  96. pdway says:

    sort of hate to be the guy to beat this dead horse — but it’s pretty clear the D is no worse without Adams out there.

  97. AlaskaHawk says:

    Yes Taylor is coming along nicely. He will be a great player.

    Okay – I want to watch the Seahawks make a long-time sucking drive down the field for a touchdown. Show me some killer instinct!

  98. Chris says:

    If we had any d.t who could get push up the middle Darrell Taylor would already have 10 sacks this year

  99. Big Mike says:

    Pete takes over the playcalling.

  100. Ashish says:

    Russ trade talks needs to die

  101. AlaskaHawk says:

    Let Rus Cook!!!!! Perfect throw to Lockette.

  102. pdway says:

    russell is doing russel things today…buying time, finding guys downfield

  103. Big Mike says:

    That’s on Russ

  104. AlaskaHawk says:

    Hmm on the throw behind Metcalf. Penny making some yards. And Go Everettt!!!! Made a little out of nothing there. Go SEAHAWKS

  105. Big Mike says:

    That better stay a td

  106. Blitzy the Clown says:

    There’s no camera angle right on the goal line?

  107. Big Mike says:

    Btw, fuck Mike Pierea

  108. pdway says:

    that was the drive we needed. close it out, and it’s a decent win.

    also – been reasonably impressed by Mills today. we’re not a great D, but he doesn’t play like a rookie either.

  109. pdway says:

    that was nothing but a good defensive play by Reed there.

  110. Hawks4life says:

    I wonder how many yards Wager has given up while being dragged by a ball carrier

  111. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I’ve seen refs call PI really strictly in games, and really loosely in games.

    But I don’t think I’ve seen refs call P really strictly AND really loosely in the same game like this.

  112. Leo says:

    All it took was beating up on a 2-10 team for the Pete Carroll defenders to come streaming out of the woodwork. Seahawks Twitter has officially deemed it sacrilege again to consider life after a 70 year old head coach.

  113. DriveByPoster says:

    Good grief. A 100 yard rusher. What in the world has gone wrong??? 😀

  114. AlaskaHawk says:

    Yes = Penny running well today. On his last contact year LOL. For all you Carroll criers – his whole coaching arc would have been turned around if Penny had played like today. Har har har.

  115. pdway says:

    Penny could sure make himself a nice chunk of dough w four solid games to end this season….

  116. Paul Cook says:

    Great. Fantastic to make it a decisive victory even if it took a bit too long.

  117. Big Mike says:

    This is not good. We are very thin at corner

  118. Ok says:

    Why is Bobby still in the game?

  119. 206 says:

    Good for Rashad Penny, It’s great to see. BUT, don’t forget Houston’s rush defense is last in the league!

  120. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Jamal Adams who?

    I mean seriously, was he missed in the slightest today?

    • Mick says:

      Speaking of which, I didn’t miss Shell at all today.

    • 206 says:

      I didn’t just not miss him, I ENJOYED not being distracted by #33. Also, it’s great to see Neal out there having a blast plus he clearly has better chemistry with his fellow teammates than Jamal.

      • Big Mike says:

        But, but, but…his play was improving….best in the nation.

        Worst trade in franchise history and at least top 10 worst all time in NFL history

  121. AlaskaHawk says:

    Looking at next 4 games the Seahawks should be able to go 2-2. The big games are in the division with the LA Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.

  122. Blitzy the Clown says:

    RT Curhan had a decent game today. He had a little trouble with the speed rush, but Wilson was effectively mobile today so it didn’t hurt.

  123. Hawks4life says:

    I’m all for letting DK go when the time comes, we just can’t seem to get him involved this year and more importantly the cost just doesn’t work for us. Lockett is and has been the best WR on this team for a long time.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      I agree with you, he either isn’t open or when he is open Wilson doesn’t see him. My one caveat is – he helps take coverage off of Lockette.

      • 12th chuck says:

        he has dropped a lot of catchable passes as well. To be honest, high pointing the ball is not one of his strong points despite what he thinks. he does draw a lot of double teams making it easier for the other wr’s

  124. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Wow Browns beat the Ravens

  125. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Houston looks smart for drafting Mills last year. He’s well worth the 3rd round pick they spent on him. What they need is a good RB.

    I think Penny might be available.

  126. pdway says:

    i guess that’s why you take the starters out…poor guy, that looks awful.

  127. AlaskaHawk says:

    Satisfying win today!

    Only one channel here in Alaska – but it is Tampa Bay and the Buffalo Bills. That should be an interesting game!

  128. GoHawks5151 says:

    Happy for Penny. It would be low cost to keep him and still draft Charbonnett. There are worst RB 2/3s in the league.

    Are we about to see the nightmare scenario? Winning out and management see it as just an off year, keeping Pete. Also Penny goes on a tear bumping the RB need down the draft board…

    • Big Mike says:

      Pete beat McVay? Unlikely

    • Blitzy the Clown says:

      What makes you think it’s management’s choice?

      I’ll say it again, I’m virtually convinced Carroll is done. This isn’t fun for him anymore. And he knows that if he stays, Wilson is gone.

      He almost retired in 2018. He’s 4 years older and the rebuild he committed to back then failed miserably, and the next rebuild could be worse, without Wilson.

      • GoHawks5151 says:

        Ego, money etc. The comment was more of a joke but if PC doesn’t announce it before seasons end, I am going to worry all off-season.