Carroll on rattling Manning: It’s all but impossible, but we’ll see

AP

Peyton Manning may be the best quarterback ever at seeing what the opposing defense is doing and getting the ball away before the pass rush gets to him. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says that if they’re going to beat the Broncos on Sunday, they’re going to have to get to Manning.

“It’s really about his timing, is decision making,” Carroll said. “We have to rush the passer. We have to get him off the spot. We have to try to move him. And to get to him we have to cover very well, to make him go to his second or third receiver. That gives us a chance.”

Manning has thrown 79 passes so far in the postseason and hasn’t been sacked once, so Carroll knows that getting to Manning is not easy. But the Seahawks will try.

“It’s all but impossible, based on the numbers and what it looks like, but we’re going to see if we can do that,” Carroll said.

If the Seahawks can’t get to Manning, they may be in for a long day on Sunday.

52 responses to “Carroll on rattling Manning: It’s all but impossible, but we’ll see

  1. We’ll be blitzing in the cold. Better get in your time machine Peyton with papa john to remember your only sb victory with the Colts. Quinn has the plan to take you Sunday

  2. So silly. People are talking like Peyton is unbeatable. Get real. Fans on pft might be shocked to see a defense hold Peyton to under 23 points come Sunday.
    One more game
    One more win

  3. Wait!!!

    Not fair.

    Haven’t we been told over and over that the Hawks’ players and coaches don’t give credit and are arrogant???

    Where are the experts?

    Pleas explain.

    Best regards.

  4. This is been my feeling all along. Manning is not a mobile QB but his quick release makes him that way. However, I think the Seahawks have the best Defense in the game. If we can get him to go to his 3rd or 4th read everytime the Seahawks might be able to a. get to him or b. force him to make a mistake. It is going to be a great game and I can’t wait until Friday when I get to NY/NJ to hopefully see the Seahawks win thier first.

    GoHawks!

  5. Quarterbacks the caliber of a Manning or a Brady don’t get ‘rattled’. However, if the offensive line can’t maintain protection, then their success will be affected. Watching a Manning or a Brady try to scramble can be painful.

  6. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the “run stuff” line that’s been employed most of this year may be more valuable against Manning than the pass-rush DL sets. The run stuffers are big enough to push the pocket, but too slow to run most QBs down if they escape. Peyton, however, isn’t exactly Colin Kaepernick when it comes to mobility.

    Mebane, Bryant, and McDaniel could be key here.

  7. This is been my feeling all along. Manning is not a mobile QB but his quick release makes him that way. However, I think the Seahawks have the best Defense in the game. If we can get him to go to his 3rd or 4th read everytime the Seahawks might be able to a. get to him or b. force him to make a mistake. It is going to be a great game and I can’t wait until Friday when I get to NY/NJ to hopefully see the Seahawks win thier first.

    GoHawks!

  8. Blitzing Manning never seems to work and he has so many weapons that he always seems to find somebody or hands it off at the right time.

  9. I don’t see this going very well for Peyton. That D is just no joke. They have the best CB and safety in the game and the pass rushers are good enough to give Peyton cause for concern. There best chance is to slow the game down and run the ball. I see Seattle winning a close low scoring game.

  10. SeAderall Seahawks haven’t faced nothing close to Peyton Manning’s “Star Wars Offense” all year. Not even New Orleans “Screens and Seams” passes offense. All the offenses Seattle faced this year are ranked like 15 to the mid-high 20s in total offense. Even Frisco was ranked 24.

    If the Broncos lose this game then Peyton’s the ultimate choke artist.

  11. Those of you that think if the Broncos lose its a choke are just not correct. The last 5 times a top 5 Offense has played a top 5 Defense (let alone #1) in the Super Bowl, the Defense has won 4 of them.

  12. marcuswelby70 says:
    Jan 29, 2014 11:10 AM
    Colts had 4 sacks and numerous pressures vs. Manning. Colts defense is nowhere near as good as the Hawks!
    —————————————————-

    And The Colts offense ripped the Seahawks defense apart and the Colts offense isn’t nowhere as good as Denver’s.

    Doesn’t mean anything because both teams have evolved since then.

  13. To all the bombastic seahawk fans – if you showed some humility, your posts would not receive half the number of “thumbs down”.
    The Seahawks may be the best team since Lombardi’s Packers or Walsh’s niners, but man, you guys can’t stop gloating.
    At least wait till you win the SB, for heavens sake.

  14. I’m kidding, but take a look at Jaguars game. Late hits (Babin), pick 6 (Poz), 2 fumbles, held under 300 passing yards – in a game where all kind of records should be broken.

  15. dmiller68 says:
    Jan 29, 2014 10:51 AM
    This is been my feeling all along. Manning is not a mobile QB but his quick release makes him that way. However, I think the Seahawks have the best Defense in the game. If we can get him to go to his 3rd or 4th read everytime the Seahawks might be able to a. get to him or b. force him to make a mistake. It is going to be a great game and I can’t wait until Friday when I get to NY/NJ to hopefully see the Seahawks win thier first.

    GoHawks!
    __________________________________

    You sound like a decent person however I am not.
    I hope the hawks continue without winning a Superbowl in the same fashion as the eagles and that the day after the Superbowl the detox units in Seattle will be full up.

  16. No need to worry, Goodell has gotten word to the refs that no holding calls will be allowed against Denver and Manning is to get his second ring. It will be another NFL love affair with Manning just like XL was with Bettis.

  17. To all the bombastic seahawk fans – if you showed some humility, your posts would not receive half the number of “thumbs down”.
    The Seahawks may be the best team since Lombardi’s Packers or Walsh’s niners, but man, you guys can’t stop gloating.
    At least wait till you win the SB, for heavens sake.
    Hey man. There fans. There supposed to gloat espically since they have a great team

  18. Seattle has a good defense.. Not the best however of all time.. Denver on the other hand has the best offense in the history of the NFL… Broncos 31, Me-Hawks 17

  19. No one blitzes Manning because he is so good at getting the ball off. I think the Hawks will bring the house and see if they cannot force him to throw before he is ready. They have the rushers to do it which most teams do not.

  20. Manning gets rid of the ball so quickly that a HUGE key will be having the defensive line of the Hawks get their hands up. Block a couple of passing lanes in that way and you force him to go to his 3rd and 4th options.

  21. Am I really seeing comments from some of you TROLLS stating the Hawks will finish last in the west next year?? I have to say I haven’t LAUGHED that hard in quite a while. Sure does show your complete IDIOCY!!! Haha. Peyton is a GREAT PLAYER but he hasn’t seen ANYTHING like the speed and power he faces on Sunday. And I’ll be there to watch my favorite team hoist that trophy when the hawks SHOCK THE WORLD!!! Manning just might get carried away on a stretcher and guys like Decker and Welker better be careful about going over the middle because guys like KAM BAM will be waiting (see mulitiple hits put on Vernon Davis) finally if Seattle can beat the Niners (2nd best team in football) then I believe they will beat the BRONCOS!!!

    Hawks 35
    Denver 21

    Also to all the Trolls, I been saying all year, HAVE FUN WATCHIN US PLAY IN THE SUPERBOWL. BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR!!!!

    SEATTLE 14-2
    Niners 12-4
    Cardinals 9-7
    Rams 8-8

  22. I don’t know if its possible to rattle Manning without concealing your coverages since we all know Manning is rattled when teams do this, but Manning has never faced defense that are like the Seahawks either.

  23. Including the playoffs, Denver has faced defenses that average rank was 17.06.

    In fact the best defense they faced all year was ranked 5th, twice. They also faced #9, a loss, and #11 three times (2-1).

    Seattle, of course, has the #1 defense.

    Seattle, including the playoffs, has faced defenses ranked on average 13.7.

    The best defense they faced was #2, They also faced #3 three times (2-1), number 4 twice (2-0), number 7 twice (1-1), number 9, a loss, and number 13 twice (3-0).

    Denver’s defense is ranked 22nd.

    Seattle has played four times all year against defenses ranked 21st or higher and they scored 27, 23, 33, 45 and 41.

    You better start worrying about your defense.

  24. On Aug 17th, all the 1’s played the entire first half.

    Late in the second quarter, the camera followed Manning off the field after yet another change of possession, and we watched as he threw a temper tantrum on the sideline.

    Think about it: Manning has probably lost more preseason games than any other active player in the NFL. He knows better than anyone that preseason games mean almost nothing, it’s primarily a glorified practice and player evaluation.

    But he threw a tantrum just minutes before his 1’s went into half-time down by 27 points.

    The Seahawks are actually quite aware that it’s not impossible to rattle Manning.

  25. For the 49ers-Who’s got it better than we do….?Nobody!!!!….Yea right Jim,we really believe in you now.You are a Joke who Chokes!

  26. Denver’s offense is about getting into a groove. If Seattle can knock them off that groove they will win – if not, Denver will win.

    Of all the teams out there that can get Denver out of their groove, Seattle is it.

  27. What’s the best way to stop a QB with a quick release after the snap? Press man coverage and jam the receivers at the line to throw the timing off. Who’s one of the best defenses in the NFL to do that??? Seahawks!! I like the Hawks’ chances. This is going to be a great game.

  28. Seattle has to cover well to delay the release, while making sure someone gets to Manning and lays a hit on him. If the refs are overzealous so be it. It’s important for Manning to know that you can get to him, so that later in the game, when you threaten to blitz, then drop 8 into coverage, he rushes the throw because he hears foot steps. Even better, he holds onto it for a strip sack. The turnovers often come late. It will also be imperative that Seattle make sure that Denver’s notion that they cannot score that many points is snapped early. Wilson will have to be sharp in his decision making and timing early in the game, making use of the players around him. No time for jitters or indecision. With Denver’s FG kicker and kick returner, Denver could score enough to win without scoring a TD unless Seattle can be aggressive, without getting out of control.

  29. Lots of the Hawks corners will be lining up inside to cutoff slant routes and force bubble throws outside, especially since Denver has said that Thomas “jumps routes over middle”. Denver can still run slants, but they will be having to run THROUGH DB’s to get to their spots, within the first 5 yards where contact is legal. Free up throws outside the numbers, with the speed of Thomas, that will benefit the Seahawks. Should be interesting.

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