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Pete Carroll on Twitter spats: We’ve tried to discourage our guys from communicating that way

Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf and Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe got into a back and forth on Twitter earlier today. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wishes it hadn’t happened. “In general, I don’t know why anybody would want to communicate that way, openly,” Carroll told reporters. “You can always call people and talk to [more]

Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson doing everything possible to get back sooner than expected

Russell Wilson went through a workout before Sunday night’s game. The Seahawks quarterback simulated a series of plays, huddling by himself and going through the motions without throwing the ball. He was ever present during the game, too, standing next to head coach Pete Carroll, consulting with Geno Smith, using a tablet to review the [more]

Seahawks have not reached out to Colin Kaepernick

The NFL’s 32 teams have successfully shunned Colin Kaepernick long enough to make it ridiculous to even consider the possibility of adding him to a team at this point. To further confirm that the ship has sailed on Kaepernick’s NFL career, the Seahawks did not contact Kaepernick when the sudden need for a quarterback arose. [more]

D.K. Metcalf bristles at criticism from Shannon Sharpe over failing to get out of bounds

Last night’s bizarre decision to review whether Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf caught the ball before fumbling it helped deflect from Metcalf’s bizarre decision to not get out of bounds after catching it. But not completely. Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe called out Metcalf, claiming that Metcalf was playing “hero ball” by trying to [more]

Sants designate Wil Lutz to return from injured reserve

The Saints have struggled in the kicking game all season, but help appears to be on the way. Per the transaction wire, New Orleans has designated kicker Wil Lutz to return from injured reserve on Monday. Lutz underwent core muscle surgery that’s kept him sidelined since August. The Saints placed him on IR at the [more]

Pete Carroll: Seahawks have talked to Cam Newton

The Seahawks reached out to free agent quarterback Cam Newton after Russell Wilson went down with a finger injury last week. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed today that the Seahawks and Newton touched base, although Carroll indicated that it was more about doing their due diligence with every available quarterback than an indication that Newton [more]

Mike Tomlin: No one is surprised by T.J. Watt delivering in big moments

The Steelers blew a 14-point lead and couldn’t stop the Seahawks at the end of regulation on Sunday night, but T.J. Watt made sure they didn’t lose to the Seahawks in overtime. Watt wrecked Seattle’s first possession with a sack of Geno Smith, but the Steelers punted the ball right back. Watt came up even [more]

Geno Smith: I can’t keep coming up short

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith blamed himself after his team’s overtime loss to the Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Smith, who lost a fumble in overtime to set up the Steelers’ game-winning field goal, put the loss on himself. “I hate coming up short,” Smith said. “We can’t keep coming up short. I can’t keep coming [more]

Mike Tomlin on officials’ review at the end of regulation: It was an embarrassment

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was clearly livid at the officials when they stopped Sunday’s 23-20 overtime win with three seconds left in regulation to review D.K. Metcalf‘s catch. There wasn’t much reason to question what happened during the play. Metcalf made a clear catch and clearly fumbled. Then receiver Freddie Swain recovered the ball [more]

Pete Carroll: Preliminary CT scans on Darrell Taylor were clear

Seattle defensive end Darrell Taylor was carted off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter of the team’s matchup with Pittsburgh on Sunday, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had good news to share in his postgame press conference. Noting that he was sharing preliminary information, Carroll told reporters that Taylor’s initial CT [more]

Sunday Night Football: T.J. Watt saves the day, Steelers beat Seahawks 23-20 in OT

T.J. Watt got paid to make plays as he did on Sunday. The edge rusher helped save the day for Pittsburgh, making a strip-sack in overtime that led to Chris Boswell’s walk-off 37-yard field goal for a 23-20 victory on Sunday Night Football. While Seattle won the OT coin toss and gained plenty of yards [more]

Darrell Taylor carted off the field for Seahawks

Defensive end Darrell Taylor may have suffered a serious injury late in the game between the Seahawks and Steelers. On second-and-1 with 3:18 left in the contest, Taylor was attempting to tackle running back Najee Harris when his helmet smashed into the side of defensive lineman Al Woods. Taylor was down on the field for [more]

Seahawks, Steelers tied at 17 early in the fourth quarter

Seattle looked listless on offense in the first half. But after getting the run game going in the third quarter, the Seahawks have tied the game at 17 with about 13 minutes left in the contest. After tight end Will Dissly brought Seattle to within three points with a 1-yard touchdown reception, Pittsburgh’s Pressley Harvin [more]

Sidney Jones questionable to return with chest injury

The Seahawks are dealing with a pair of injuries that could affect them for the rest of the game. Cornerback Sidney Jones has a chest injury and is questionable to return. And guard Damien Lewis is also questionable to return with a shoulder injury. It’s unclear when Lewis suffered his injury. But Jones went down [more]

Seahawks establish the run with Alex Collins, cut Pittsburgh’s lead to 14-7

Seattle didn’t get anything going in the first half of Sunday’s matchup with Pittsburgh. But the Seahawks came out with a clear objective to start the the third quarter and it paid off with a touchdown. Running back Alex Collins ran in a 2-yard touchdown on second-and-goal, capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive that took 5:05 [more]

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