Report: Pete Carroll closing in on new deal, ownership update

September 20th, 2020 | Written by Rob Staton

Pete Carroll is reportedly close to a new deal in Seattle

Jason La Canfora is reporting today that the Seahawks and Pete Carroll could be close to announcing a contract extension:

The Seahawks are working to secure just that proposition, sources said, with the “wheels beginning to turn” on a new contract that would keep him in Seattle well beyond this season.

Carroll has one year left on his current deal, and while the Seahawks’ ownership is in some long-term doubt after Paul Allen passed away, league sources said the team is likely at least three years from going to market and Carroll is in line for another extension before then given the exemplary record he has posted.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Regardless of any criticism about the 2020 off-season, Carroll is a legendary figure in Seattle. There’s a dearth of upcoming Head Coaching candidates with many teams over the last few years taking punts on trendy college coaches or simply appointing anyone who worked with Sean McVay over the last five years.

There are always coordinators worth taking a chance on. McVay himself is a classic example. Kyle Shanahan was born to be a Head Coach and with hindsight, the Falcons probably should’ve controversially replaced Dan Quinn with Shanahan after their Super Bowl loss. Matt Ryan won the MVP with Shanahan as coach. Since he left Atlanta, they’ve been horribly average.

Sean McDermott is another recent appointment who is succeeding.

Yet at the moment, the options appear really limited.

You need more than someone who can cook up a good scheme. You need a leader and someone who can set out a clear vision. You need a culture-builder.

Carroll has done this in Seattle and had sustained success. That’s not to say he shouldn’t be held to account. The Seahawks have won the NFC West only once in the last five years and despite the brilliance of Russell Wilson, they haven’t got close to returning to the Super Bowl. That has to change. You don’t have to want to fire the coach to state the need for progress. It’s high time the Seahawks took a step forward and pointing that out is perfectly fair.

Equally though, a change for changes sake isn’t a good idea. Bill Belichick had to wait a decade between Super Bowl wins number three and four. He then won three more Championship’s. The Seahawks can have success too, deep into Carroll’s tenure.

I’ve never thought for a second that the end of the Carroll era was near. There was a lot of click-bait nonsense written on other sites over the summer suggesting this could be the case. Carroll’s enthusiasm for coaching remains clear and obvious. I actually think the social justice aspect of this year (with Carroll constantly referring to this as ‘the season of protest’) is right up his street. If anything, this is probably inspiring him to continue for even longer to aid a cause he believes in.

The other thing to consider is the ownership situation that La Canfora also references. The Seahawks remain in a holding pattern. It’s unrealistic that the current ownership structure would remain for the long haul. Eventually someone will buy the team and begin a new era. La Canfora suggests this could be three years away.

Under the current ownership, nobody should expect any changes to the front office structure. One of the first things Jody Allen and her team did was give Pete Carroll a contract extension. They know the franchise needs stability and leadership. They know they have two respected and capable figures at the top of the tree in Carroll and Schneider.

Again though, it’s up to the pair to justify this trust and make the most of the faith and power invested in them. As you’re well aware by now, the Seahawks didn’t have a great off-season. They also face big challenges in the future. They only have a handful of players contracted for next season. There’s a strong possibility of a reduced salary cap. They have no first round pick until 2023. They need to come to an agreement with Jamal Adams on a massive extension and they’ll need to plan for the long term future at key positions such as left tackle.

They’ll also have to try and have another go at fixing the pass rush in 2021. Luckily, there are a long list of names scheduled to reach free agency next year:

Matt Judon
Leonard Williams
Melvin Ingram
Shaquil Barrett
Bud Dupree
Jadeveon Clowney
Yannick Ngakoue
Justin Houston
Ryan Kerrigan
Olivier Vernon
Solomon Thomas
Sheldon Rankins
Takk McKinley
Larry Ogunjobi

It’s also fairly likely Von Miller will depart Denver.

There are also a number of big-name offensive linemen reaching the market:

Brandon Scherff
Joe Thuney
Trent Williams
David Bakhtiari
Alex Mack
Mike Pouncey
Alejandro Villanueva
Ronnie Stanley

Some of these players will be retained by their clubs, obviously. Such as Ronnie Stanley. There will be, however, an opportunity to try and inject some needed talent in the trenches.

If Carroll is given a long term contract extension, securing the O-line and D-line should be the priority alongside extending Adams’ contract.

***UPDATE***

Ian Rapoport is also now reporting on Carroll’s contract, although he hasn’t credited La Canfora for being the first to reveal the news.

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386 Responses to “Report: Pete Carroll closing in on new deal, ownership update”

  1. Sea Mode says:

    Did Schefter really just clickbait Al Riveron’s COVID? Glazer 2.0. (though he didn’t milk it for as long, I guess)

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1307687825765216258

  2. Troy says:

    Feels scary to think the Seahawks could get sold in 3 years…as a Sonics fan it is still fresh in my mind how easy it is to lose a team. If the Hawks got sold and moved to a new venue I would be devastated.

    Fuck clay bennet, fuck Howard Schultz.

    I hope the new owner is 100% committed to keeping the team in Seattle and also hopefully as committed as Paul Allen was to the success of the Hawks.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I wouldn’t worry too much. The Seahawks are now established as one of the prize franchise’s. There is no way the NFL would allow a sale to anyone thinking of moving the team.

      What’s more likely is one of the big, super rich prospective owners — a Jeff Bezos perhaps — would get involved. We’ll see.

      • Elmer says:

        Maybe new ownership would be a positive thing. It feels like current ownership is not a positive for the team,s direction.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I would agree. Not as a criticism of Jody Allen either. She’s inherited a situation which is challenging that she never really wished for. And now everyone’s in a holding pattern.

          But yes, the Seahawks certainly miss Paul Allen’s hands on, holding to account and also his ability to pull out all the stops when needed. They need someone with a vision, drive and ambition to take this team to the top.

    • Big Mike says:

      Troy: you forgot “fuck Ken Behring”.
      I do agree with Rob they aren’t going anywhere.

    • pdway says:

      it’s a matter of principle for me to never miss an oppty to say fuck howard schultz and clay bennett.

      bring back the Sonics . . .

  3. HAWKTALKER#1 says:

    Great piece on the “let Russ cook” movements and the positive supporting analytics for it.

    https://youtu.be/jccMjNnauUM

    • Rob Staton says:

      I’ll watch it but if he doesn’t say they have no choice given the state of other areas of the team, it’ll be missing a great big honking factor.

      Also — I think they need to hand the keys to Russ as much as anyone. But I still emphatically retain that the ‘Let Russ Cook’ mob on twitter are more annoying than athlete’s foot.

  4. Chavac says:

    Did maybe the list next year, along with potentially teams being more strapped by a down salary cap, be one of the reasons they didn’t splurge on D line this year? Not saying I agree with it but just wondering. Also does all the unspent cap this year go towards next?

    And I agree there’s not much to worry about here with regards to future owners. It takes a special type of clown to orchestrate what happened to the Sonics, and I can’t imagine Jodi Allen makes that kind of mistake to a non-PNW buyer.

    • Rob Staton says:

      “Did maybe the list next year, along with potentially teams being more strapped by a down salary cap, be one of the reasons they didn’t splurge on D line this year?”

      I thought this might come up but the answer is no. You don’t build teams this way. You don’t state you need to fix a pass rush and then on the off-chance the list I published are healthy and available a year later, completely neglect your top off-season priority.

    • cha says:

      The Seahawks are 12th in available cap space for 2021 and they have RW, Lockett, Reed, Brown, Adams, Wagner, Diggs and (of course) all their rookie contract guys in place. They’re in great shape.

      In fact, I wish they weren’t in such great shape. For once in my life I wish they’d be loaded for bear on the roster and be looking at making some tough choices to manage their cap going forward.

  5. Big Mike says:

    Outstanding summary article of the situation Rob.

  6. TJ says:

    This caught my eye… “They’ll also have to try and have another go at fixing the pass rush in 2021. Luckily, there are a long list of names scheduled to reach free agency next year” I just hope we don’t have Jadeveon Clowney 2.0. Hopefully whatever they do, they just act decisively and don’t play games. Nuff’ said on that for now.

    I wonder if Steve Ballmer may be in the picture as a future owner. His PNW/Seattle roots are as strong as anyones, he has more than enough money, and has solid team ownership pedigree.

  7. cha says:

    Very interesting. PC likely tipped it this week when he said ‘he was on a 5 year plan’ when asked about his age and future.

    I really don’t think enough is said in the general media about how he’s kept the franchise afloat after SB49. With all those loudmouth players and that crushing defeat that denied them a claim to a dynasty, they very easily could have imploded as an organization. And then, he managed to keep the Hawks competitive while restocking/retooling/rebuilding the team (pick your favorite term). He’s done remarkably well with that.

    And this year, it’s possible he has at age 69 no less, decided to try bucking his own principles to work with the talent he has. Letting RW take the offense to fantastic places, and blitzing a safety liberally (small sample size alert). If he and JS can somehow, someway, rangle another pass rusher through a trade, this season (dealing with COVID as a team, the lack of fans in games and the political challenges) could be an all time vintage season from PC.

    • pdway says:

      totally agree w you. that was as backbreaking of a loss as a franchise can have. And it did do a lot of damage – but we never swooned to a cluster of 4-12 years, like the Niners did. And while they’re reaping the benefits of those high picks, I wouldn’t trade that for all the wins, and the annual contending, and playoffs of the Carroll era.

  8. Gaux Hawks says:

    we might get lucky during the season with a trade partner looking to ship off a DE (given the current 2021 cap headlines). just grasping at straws, our entire DL depth is pathetic.

  9. Chris says:

    I don’t know how many Washington Billionaires there are and how many want to own a NFL team. I know Bezos’s name has been rumored but has he stated or hinted he’s interested? We all know he’s the owner or CEO of SEVERAL companies but will he find owning a sports team worthwhile his time?
    I don’t envision him being a Jerry Jones type of owner, but I’m not sure if he’d view his efforts placed somewhere else.

  10. cha says:

    Oh Geez. Mostert on the first play. 80 yards.

  11. SteveLargent80 says:

    Unfortunately, I think most of the lineman will get re-signed. It would be foolish for Washington or New England to let Scherff or Thuney walk, and I’d imagine the 49ers retain Trent Williams. Stanley will likely be paid whatever he wants by Baltimore, and the same goes for Bakhtiari. The Falcons are in an interesting position, and Alex Mack surely would be a good get. Pouncey is injury-prone, so the Chargers May let him test the market. As for Villanueva, I believe he has said he would retire if Pittsburgh doesn’t re-sign him

  12. Henry Taylor says:

    Our win against Atlanta is looking better.

  13. Denver Hawker says:

    Another Top 5 pick coming to the Niners I suppose.

    • Volume12 says:

      Naw, Shannahan is his father’s son. He’ll plug in RBs, get at least 1,000 yards, and they’ll keep him in most games.

  14. David K says:

    I think with Pete locked up it may be time to bring in a new GM with a fresh take to partner with him.

  15. Aaron says:

    Injuries Injuries Injuries…

  16. Thomas Wells says:

    Chase claypool 84 yards to the house! So fast for such a big man

    • Trevor says:

      He is going to be a star. Every bit the freak DK is.

      Vol did you take him in our Fantasy league?

    • GoHawksDani says:

      Claypool is the closest thing to Kittle in recent drafts. Different position but the bigger body (for a WR), the love for blocking. This dude won’t be a Julio or Hill but he’ll be one of the guys that just gets it done whatever the task is

  17. Volume12 says:

    Barkley is overrated. Too many negative yards. Passed on him in 2 leagues for a reason. Give me Josh Jacobs over him every day of the week.

  18. Big Mike says:

    If Bosa is done for the season how much you wanna bet the 9ers sign Mathews and we get to watch him cheap shot Russ for 2 more games before his career is mercifully over?

  19. Ukhawk says:

    Rewatched SB49 on NFL Gamepass. Forgot Mebane was injured ($5m of $143m cap), Ahtyba Rubin signed and injured in preseason ($3m), Tony McDaniel played ($1.5m) as did Kevin Williams ($2m) signed as an injury replacement and played well in the game

    What could have been if Rubin and Mebane we’re both healthy?

    Nevertheless I hold out hope we can shore up the DL interior in a cost and performance effective way.

    Let’s spend the some money on the DEs

  20. cha says:

    OK that’s getting me pumped.

    Lockett emerging out of the water….

    https://twitter.com/Seahawks/status/1307759595436167168

  21. Volume12 says:

    Jags might be a defense and another playmaker on the other side away from having something. Won’t hold my breath. It is Jacksonville after all. Real good game here though between them & the Titans.

  22. Sea Mode says:

    Man, the injuries just piled on today in the early games. Fingers crossed.

    https://www.nfl.com/news/notable-injuries-from-sunday-s-week-2-games

    Tony Pauline
    @TonyPauline
    ·14m

    CBS reporting torn right ACL for Saquon Barkley.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Ian Rapoport
      @RapSheet
      ·2m

      #49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said star pass-rusher Nick Bosa likely tore his ACL. He’ll have more tests, but it’s not good.

      I thought Washington DC was the bad grass. Is MetLife bad too?:

      Albert Breer
      @AlbertBreer
      ·2m

      49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on the MetLife Stadium turf causing injuries: “It was something our guys were concerned about right away. And the results definitely made that stronger.”

  23. Rob Staton says:

    Not sure Dallas losing is good for us.

    They will be desperate next week.

  24. Rob Staton says:

    The Atlanta Falcons are an embarrassing mess.

    • Seahawcrates says:

      Dan Quinn deserves to be fired if only because he has subjected me to so many Jerry Jones celebrating highlights.

  25. Big Mike says:

    Let’s see………..Falcons blew a 20 point lead? Check. Falcon players didn’t even know the rule to the point to just fall on the onside kick before it goes 10 yds? Check. Time for Quinn to be at the unemployment office along with his ST coach? Check

  26. Sea Mode says:

    Dudes are even getting injured waiting for the kickoff this week ffs…:

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    ·8m

    The chest injury to Tyrod Taylor happened after pregame warmups and before the kickoff. And now, Justin Herbert is in for the #Chargers.

  27. Sea Mode says:

    Cam Inman
    @CamInman
    · 26m

    #49ers Jimmy Garoppolo has a high-ankle sprain, and that means they’ll likely start Nick Mullens next Sunday at #Giants on turf that Kyle Shanahan and others are blasting

  28. Rob Staton says:

    The Arizona Cardinals are legit.

    And the Rams are back.

    • TRevor says:

      As expected the NFC West is flat out stacked particularly on the offensive side of the ball personnel and scheme wise.

    • pdway says:

      Over the long run – the Cards scare me more than the Rams.

      Kyler Murray is going to be a problem for years and years.

      Got to give the Cards credit for cutting bait on 1st round pick Rosen, and knowing the smart move was to Murray at #1.

      • Rob Staton says:

        The only thing is until I need to see Seattle put up any resistance to McVay’s offense before I can believe it.

        Until that happens, I’m fearing them more.

        • pdway says:

          it’s true – he had definitely had our number.

          I’d just rather see Goff than Murray, on a fear factor basis.

    • Seahawcrates says:

      And they play Lions, Panthers, Jets, Cowboys next. Could easily be undefeated when they play Seattle.

  29. charlietheunicorn says:

    49ers, what a dumpster-fire of injuries now. Some big and some small. I’ve not seen a team hit so hard in a very long time. Key members of the offense and defense.

    Falcons. Total “shatt-the-bed” fest. Cowboys need to give 17 for the Falcons a check, he tossed the game. I guess Quinn is on the hottest seat now…. after this debacle. As for the offense, they are fine with or without Shannahan, the defense is playing poorly.

    Cowboys didn’t exactly look great, until the end of todays game. Dangerous, to be sure, but made too many mistakes. Got some lucky bounces and escaped without any major injuries that I recall.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I wouldn’t underestimate the Cowboys.

      They are very capable.

      Very weird start but maybe that’s what they needed to kick into life?

      • charlietheunicorn says:

        They got some life now. Going to have to watch out for their WRs. Lamb started showing up in this game. Gallop has continued to impress. Very big test for the Seahawks secondary.

    • AlaskaHawk says:

      Glass half full: At least the 49ers can focus on getting a high draft pick and rebuilding the team.

      Green Bay looked good today. They are going to be tough.

      Vikings are still searching for something.

      Not looking forward to playing the Rams or the Cardinals this year.

  30. Trevor says:

    How is Dan Quinn still an NFL coach? What a dumpster fire they have been since Shanahan left.

  31. charlietheunicorn says:

    Vikings. The first 2 games are ….. wow. Terrible.
    Didn’t see them being this bad early out of the gate. Packers might run away with the division now.

  32. Trevor says:

    Kyler Murray is going to be a nightmare for NFL defensive coordinators.

  33. Volume12 says:

    Herbert looks really f***n’ good.

  34. Rob Staton says:

    Just watched the Jets post-game press conference.

    Now THAT was a press conference!

    • cha says:

      Oh man was that thorough. Quoting his own words, holding him to account.

      Thanks for the note Rob. That was a stark contrast to what we’re seeing from the Seattle media.

  35. charlietheunicorn says:

    Seahawks!

  36. Rob Staton says:

    Just saw Calais in a Ravens uniform and cried.

  37. BobbyK says:

    Nobody can create the positive culture Carroll has. He has no peers there. He’s not perfect, but he’s better than most. All I know is they cannot go through the season with this current DL. Maybe the Falcons will can their coach and GM in a few weeks. Maybe they’ll be interested in trading a certain DT. Maybe the Hawks will go into the 2021 draft with no picks until the 4th round. I don’t know. But they can’t waste a season in terms of having a realistic chance to win the Super Bowl on the current clown-show on the DL.

  38. charlietheunicorn says:

    You made me LOL Rob with the comment about the NY media hitting the coach and players in the press conference for the Jets. NYers are pretty-much all that way, they tell you what they are thinking and what is wrong… it isn’t about being rude, it is just “facts” and no time for BS when dealing with others. As you mentioned, it makes for some highly entertaining press conferences (politics, sports and evening news segments).

    • Rob Staton says:

      ‘Are you embarrassed Adam?’

      ‘The owner says he wants progress. Where’s the progress Adam?’

      ‘What were you doing on that fourth down???’

      ‘Why haven’t you been able to move the ball for the last two seasons?’

      Proper questions.

  39. Sea Mode says:

    So… Herbert beating Mahomes…? What’s going on out there? Anyone watching?

    Also: https://twitter.com/MasterTes/status/1307792690931732483

  40. JLemere says:

    Man watching Joey Bosa is a work of art. A dream scenario for SEA that couldn’t be materialize.

  41. Rob Staton says:

    Classic Justin Herbert.

    Has everything.

    But can’t stay away from the WTF moments.

    • TJ says:

      Yep. Looks like he can be a future star, but then rolls left throws right, across his body, late, and into triple coverage. I’ll tell you what though, if/when he gets it figured out, he can be a good one.

    • Big Mike says:

      Yeah they’re up at least 20-9 if he doesn’t throw the pick, maybe 24-9. Now KC drives 95 for the TD. When you have the chance to put away a team with a QB like Mahomes (or Russ, or Erin, or, etc.) you must do it.

  42. Rob Staton says:

    Seahawks’ pass rushers today:

    Mayowa, Collier, Irvin.

    That’s it.

    Green, Robinson, Walker all inactive.

    This is ridiculous.

  43. Trevor says:

    Mahomes is so much fun to watch even when he is having an off game.

  44. Rob Staton says:

    Can anyone remember that guy called Earl Thomas?

    He was good once.

  45. Trevor says:

    Jerry Tillery has looked good today for SD as well.

    In that stacked DL draft last year how the heck did we end with LJ Collier? I know you have explained it Rob but I still find it amazing.

  46. Rob Staton says:

    This is mildly concerning: https://twitter.com/bcondotta/status/1307826889247997952

    Saw him clutching it last week during the game.

  47. HAWKTALKER#1 says:

    Why the heck is Alton Robinson inactive again this week?

  48. Rob Staton says:

    What a start.

    Stuff like this is how the New Orleans & Baltimore games happened.

  49. AlaskaHawk says:

    Seahawks are moving the ball nicely – when they catch the ball.

  50. Rob Staton says:

    Cannot believe they called that against Lockett.

    Killing the game with stuff like that.

  51. AlaskaHawk says:

    Yeah- touchdown
    See , who needs a defense? The offense can just play against itself.

  52. Rob Staton says:

    Hopefully that tired out their defense.

  53. Volume12 says:

    Beautiful drive.

  54. Bmseattle says:

    Brilliantly led drive by Wilson.
    Crazy to say, but it seems like he’s taken yet another step forward this year.

  55. Bmseattle says:

    Dunbar giving a lot of space

  56. Shadrey Sands says:

    Is there a better description of the Seahawks D Line than what Al Michaels just said? “They have uhhhh Reed…and uhhh Poona is real small and uhhh Bobby Wagner is a future hall of famer”

  57. Bmseattle says:

    No true backup FS on the roster.

  58. Rob Staton says:

    This defense aint it chaps.

  59. Bmseattle says:

    Short yardage defense is going to be a weakness all year.

  60. DC says:

    Going to need some RW magic to win this one. Got a feeling it might get ugly.

  61. downtownjewelrybryan says:

    why is barton always in on goal line

  62. Pran says:

    Defense is cooked..

  63. Rob Staton says:

    How did Wilson not detect that blitz?

    Winovich unblocked.

  64. cha says:

    Winovich just destroyed Hyde’s soul.

  65. Rob Staton says:

    So who’s your nickel cornerback now Blair’s out with a horrible looking knee injury?

  66. Pran says:

    Is it going to be a long night. Wilson better put 50 burger

  67. Shadrey Sands says:

    Watching how easy that goal line td for Cam was, and how awful this defense is going to be to watch this season, it’s so difficult to rationalize 2 things: 1) Carroll amd Schneider are brilliant football minds who completely transformed the roster/culture and won a superbowl 2) they have completely missed on many positional groups that are so obvious even us armchair quarterbacks can see it. I just don’t understand how that happens?

    I’m sorry and I know Rob has been hitting on this all offseason, but I really can’t imagine the 2008 Carroll/Schneider having this offseason.

  68. Rob Staton says:

    Woah should’ve been a pick-six.

  69. Rob Staton says:

    That looked like an ACL for Blair.

    Caused, unnecessarily, by KJ Wright.

  70. jopa726 says:

    I will bet you that is an ACL for Blair. He is done for the year.

  71. Leonardo says:

    At the beginning of every year we always forget what a war of attrition the NFL is. Our starting units might look great on paper, but backups like Lano Hill and Jamarco Jones will find themselves on the field, and then
    our delicate plans to cobble together a pass rush could collapse like a house of cards.

  72. Rob Staton says:

    Wow.

    That was some Julio Jones s**t right there.

  73. Volume12 says:

    DK bodying the defensive MVP. My goodness

  74. Shadrey Sands says:

    The Texans are 0-2, any chance there’s a defensive solution we can poach from them to fix our problems for the third straight year?

    • Rob Staton says:

      We need to look at rebuilding teams. The Texans aren’t giving up after losses to KC and Baltimore.

      • Shadrey Sands says:

        Totally fair, I just meant that somehow, the Texans became our saving grace the last few seasons. Plus, with so little draft capital, I don’t think we can trade our way into much. Time to just hope for development from LJ/Green/whoever else!

  75. Gohawks5151 says:

    Where are the Touchdown dances!!!???

  76. Rob Staton says:

    We just rushed KJ Wright off the edge.

    No pressure on 3rd down.

    Massive completion.

  77. cha says:

    This DL is being eaten alive.

  78. Bmseattle says:

    Of course, the one time Reed gets pressure, he gets blatantly held… but no call.

  79. Lewis says:

    Rush getting snaps

  80. Volume12 says:

    Amadi! Huge play

  81. Rob Staton says:

    Fantastic play by Ugo Amadi. Sensational read and execution. As good as a turnover given the missed FG.

  82. jopa726 says:

    New England Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels went right after Amadi. Huge Play on 3rd down. He was out there on an island.

  83. Rob Staton says:

    Jamal Adams very quiet so far.

  84. DC says:

    This is where RW needs to pull us away. I’m not scared of this offense with Newton playing from behind

  85. Max says:

    Pass pro looks really good

  86. Bmseattle says:

    Wow… Gilmore takes down Carson in the open field

  87. Trevor says:

    The Hawks passing attack is really good. They will likely add Gordon as WR3 as well. The defense only has to be decent for them to have a shot. jS has to add something to the DL and soon.

  88. DC says:

    Typical hawks. Can’t get out of our own way making it so difficult on themselves. Get ready for the 4th quarter heart attack

  89. Rob Staton says:

    SEVEN penalties by the Seahawks in the first half (which isn’t over yet).

  90. Shadrey says:

    How many historically great runs with historically great coaches have had as many penalties as the seahawks during Carroll’s tenure?

  91. Pran says:

    That was one bad series… weird

  92. Scot04 says:

    Wilson really needs to learn to throw it away

  93. Shadrey says:

    How many historically coaches on historically great runs have had as big of penalty problems as the seahawks have had under Carroll?

  94. DC says:

    On top of being a sh*t show of a serious terrible clock management as usual

  95. DC says:

    2nd half predictions.

    Good: DK will break 100 yards
    Bad: RW will be our leading rusher, again.

    This season is going to be 2018 all over again.

  96. Steve in Renton says:

    Anybody think the run d held up pretty decent? 3.0 yards per carry so far. Pretty surprising..

    Pass rush is bad tho.

  97. Dr Chao on Blair…not worst news…

    By video he suffers a gruesome right knee injury and will not return. At the least, he’ll have to contend with a significant grade MCL sprain and will likely end up on injured reserve. Luckily his ACL appears to be spared

    • Hawkcrazy says:

      Sure hope he is right and Blair is out only limited time… and Diggs doesnt get additional suspension. I still think ejection unwarranted so hard to change what you are doing in mid seconds.

  98. Hawkcrazy says:

    Seems we are not using Carson enough… way too much Homer as I believe Carson is much better player.

  99. Leonardo says:

    Gotta get home on that one Jamal, absolute killer

  100. Troy says:

    Collier sighting! He knocked that ball down

  101. Rob Staton says:

    This defense is worse than 2019.

    No question.

  102. Matt says:

    Wasting another year of RW with this defense. What I’m seeing the last 7 quarters is not good enough to get passed the divisional round of the playoffs. Bummer.

  103. Pran says:

    Amadi is playing well. Griffin is bad. Adam should have finished the sack.

  104. Volume12 says:

    Here comes Adams

  105. Rob Staton says:

    Can’t believe we’re relying on Adams — 100% — to get off the field. This is insane. It’s either he blitzes and makes it or they convert.

    I’ve never known a defense operate like this.

  106. Volume12 says:

    Man. Carson runs hard.

  107. Pran says:

    DK owned Gilmore.. that’s the headline.

  108. DK owning Gilmore is priceless.

  109. Volume12 says:

    What. A F***n’. Throw!

  110. Troy says:

    Hot damn Wilson is just on another planet right now

  111. Volume12 says:

    Barton needed that. Gives the D energy.

  112. Volume12 says:

    Adams is in his zone man

  113. Pran says:

    How is Edelman on an island all the time..

  114. Rob Staton says:

    At last he’s held onto one.

  115. DC says:

    I really like Ugo. Reminds me of Walter Thurmond

  116. Volume12 says:

    Dunbar made up for the dropped pick 6. And boy did that unit have to have that.

  117. Bmseattle says:

    What do you know… it’s one of those big plays we’ve been waiting for!

  118. dcd2 says:

    There we go Dunbar! Just missed one of those earlier. Not this time!

  119. Shadrey Sands says:

    Ok, hear me out…but is this team the reverse of the legion of boom teams? Explosive offense with a game manager, just make 2 plays a game defense vs the game manager Wilson with the explosive, playmaking defense?

    • DC says:

      I get your thought but no. We didn’t lose games because of our game manager offense. Only way it works is if the D can get turn overs to be the explosive plays that offense had

  120. Volume12 says:

    DK’s blocking was something else there

  121. Rob Staton says:

    I love how easy that was.

  122. Volume12 says:

    Freddie Swain w/ 2 big plays in back to back weeks.

  123. BobbyK says:

    Russell Wilson is good.

  124. DC says:

    RW is on an entirely different level now. Seriously, this reminds me of Peyton back in the day when Indy never had a D

  125. DC says:

    Shout out to Schotty!

  126. Rob Staton says:

    Imagine a good defense with THIS offense.

  127. Troy says:

    Wilson playing damn near perfect. Hopefully MVP and Super Bowl MVP

  128. Jordan says:

    Not to beat a dead horse. But it is criminal to have the defensive line we do with what we have in Russell Wilson. Having watched some dreadful Seahawks QB’s growing up, I’m going to try and just enjoy #3.

  129. DC says:

    Wet toilet paper

  130. Pran says:

    It took 2 plays..

  131. downtownjewelrybryan says:

    whats that stat where we win if we lead by 6?

  132. DC says:

    Keep your foot on the throttle Schotty. RW is going to throw for 6 tds

  133. Shadrey Sands says:

    Quick question, as bad as the seahawks d has been, hasn’t the patriots d been just as disappointing? I know they have some more excuses (players opting out), but this was the best d in the league and Russ is doing what he wants.

    • Rob Staton says:

      They lost six starters on defense this season and their legendary QB.

      They didn’t spend $50-60m, get a full draft then trade two first round picks plus for a safety.

      • Shadrey says:

        I totally get that, and I don’t want to forgive the hawks for the dreadful offseason, but this is still a Bill Belichick defense, and the seahawks have punted twice? 4 passing tds for Russ. I guess I’m not sure if this is just Russ brilliance or a disappointing Pats D performance.

  134. BobbyK says:

    The old days would be to play not to lose. This new version (of having a franchise QB and a horsesh!t DL) needs to play to win. So they can win. RW…

  135. Canadian Hawk says:

    Whatever it takes to get a pass rusher this season HAS to be the mentality.

    Full stop.

  136. Rob Staton says:

    What are they doing????

    1st and 20, run twice and surrender???

    HAVE THEY SEEN THE DEFENSE????

  137. Aaron Bostrom says:

    Maybe they’re trying to instill confidence in the defense? 😉 I agree, Rob. You can’t play to rely on the defense, especially when Russ has had time to throw most of the game

  138. jopa726 says:

    Here comes the Seahawk defense.

  139. Volume12 says:

    The click & close ability of Adams is unreal.

  140. DC says:

    Moore has some Tate shiftiness

  141. Pran says:

    Did Cam think Adams is blitzing… no need for those kind of plays against this defense.

  142. Troy says:

    Lol we would be absolutely FUCKED defensively without Adams. Hate to admit it but we may have UNDERPAID for him, he is that vital

  143. DC says:

    1200 yards and 10 TDs for DK?

  144. Rob Staton says:

    Somehow, someway, Russell Wilson has found another level.

  145. Volume12 says:

    Shredding the best D in the league

  146. AlaskaHawk says:

    Oh that touchdown pass to Carson was pretty.

  147. dcd2 says:

    There goes Bruce’s hammy.

  148. Volume12 says:

    Oh no

  149. Frank says:

    Wilson is filthy good this year, might be his MVP year finally!!! Absolutely underpaid for Adams 💯.

  150. Leonardo says:

    It’s finally Alton Robinson’s time to shine!

  151. Big Mike says:

    so any chance we sign Mathews now?

  152. Troy says:

    So there goes Irvin one of our only pass rushers…wow. Just wow.

  153. KennyBadger says:

    Sooooooo can you just play defense without a line?

  154. Volume12 says:

    Adams having himself some kind of game, yet he’s being asked to do everything. Literally. Just carried Edelman up the seam w/ nothing over the top in a form of help.

  155. dcd2 says:

    Well, we knew that covering Edelman and stopping Cam would be borderline impossible. We were right.

    Just need a 12 play drive to put a cork on this thing.

  156. Leonardo says:

    If the offense is anything less than exceptional, we’re in so much trouble. The LoB used to complain about the offense getting too much credit, but Russ and Co. are going to have to do a carry-job this year much harder than anything the LoB had to do.

    • Volume12 says:

      Give it time as hard as it is. We’ve seen plenty of young or unheralded units step up and become dependable.

  157. Bmseattle says:

    And… somehow the Patriots are still totally in this game.

  158. Haawkcrazy says:

    Seattle defense horrible when they only have to stop big long plays … needed to just have clock eaten up..

    Need Russ to get a first down

  159. Bmseattle says:

    Ugh… Carson gave up 2 yards by sliding to stay in bounds, when it was the 2 minute warning anyway.

  160. Pran says:

    It dint have to be this hard… bad

  161. AlaskaHawk says:

    Well that was a puzzling third down play. Way to put the game back on your bad defense!

  162. Volume12 says:

    Hmmmm…. not sure about that 1.

  163. Scot04 says:

    hard to feel confident. This defense is horrible

  164. Trevor says:

    Can this defense just get one stop?

  165. Hawkcrazy says:

    Sure see lack of DL

  166. Trevor says:

    Cam has all day unless they blitz

  167. WallaSean says:

    last play every time with these guys

  168. Scot04 says:

    ugh. How awful

  169. Matt says:

    And that’s the ballgame

  170. AlaskaHawk says:

    Whoo hoo! Who would have thought the defense would make a goal line stand. Well done Seahawks!

  171. Scot04 says:

    LJ Collier, the Hero…

  172. Volume12 says:

    That’s huge for that D right there. Gives me them something to build off of.

  173. Gohawks5151 says:

    Good to see the much maligned Delano Hill and LJ Collier win it!

  174. Trevor says:

    Wow awful defensive performance bailed out by one huge play! Give Collier some props on that goal line stand.

  175. CaptainJack says:

    Eerily eerily similar to the end of SuperBowl 9 in reverse

  176. Aaron says:

    Delano Hill and LJ Collier ftw……..wha?????

    Hell has frozen over…

  177. Bmseattle says:

    We know Pete is gonna be jacked up… but I hope he doesn’t let a victory cloud his vision.
    We need major help on defense.

  178. Shadrey Sands says:

    Who on this site said d line was a problem??

    But seriously, a win is a win, and the offense looks amazing!

  179. Hawkcrazy says:

    Game should not have been nearly so close. Glad seattle won but damn that call when Seattle last had the ball 3rd and 1 and throw a bomb to lockett…. hell we are built to run.

    • Bmseattle says:

      I know.
      Russ likes taking that play when it’s open. But sometimes you just have to play smart. They hadn’t stopped Carson all game, and at the very least, the clock would have kept running. That incompletion nearly cost us the game.

  180. cha says:

    RW postgame: “We needed to score a bunch of points today.”

    That says it all.

  181. JC3 says:

    Pete’s heart attack ball back in town again!

  182. Hebegbs says:

    Good win. Offense is fun to watch. The D line got no pressure with 4 and barely any blitzing a 5th, all night. Scary bad. Worse than 2019 just as Rob has said all along. Irvin injured not sure how badly and not like he is the savior either. But wow it is hard to watch a D line generate no pressure.

    Congrats to Collier especially for busting up that goal line save of the game. God I hope they at least sign someone this week. Snacks and/or Mathews. They gotta do something even though it is mostly now too late. What a shame if they ruin this level of play of Russ and this O with terrible D line planning.

    Off to enjoy the win. Go Hawks.