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Pete Carroll: We need to trust Geno Smith, give him more opportunities

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stopped short of saying “let Geno cook” during a Monday radio appearance, but he did signal that the team is going to give quarterback Geno Smith more of a hand in the team’s offense.Carroll said “we haven’t had many easy drives” over the first two weeks of the season during [more]

Kyle Pitts: It’s a long season, I’m not getting frustrated

Through two weeks, Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has not been a significant statistical factor in Atlanta’s offense.Ironically, he’s finished with two catches for 19 yards in each of the Falcons first two games. But in Week One he was targeted seven times. In Week Two, quarterback Marcus Mariota threw to him just three times.Head [more]

Arthur Smith on Kyle Pitts’ production: It’s not fantasy football

The Falcons have done a nice job of integrating rookie receiver Drake London into their offense over the first two games, as he’s caught 13 passes for 160 yards. He even caught his first touchdown during Sunday’s loss to the Rams.But last year’s rookie sensation, tight end Kyle Pitts, has not gotten the ball much [more]

Pete Carroll: Trick play was “a really cool play to call” but I should’ve called timeout to stop it

The Seahawks ran one of the weirdest plays of the year in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, a play on which running back DeeJay Dallas took the snap and promptly threw an interception. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s explanation of the play won’t do much to satisfy Seahawks fans.Carroll said he could see before the play [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo: Return to 49ers offense just like riding a bike

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t expect to be running the 49ers offense this season, but that’s just what he was doing for most of Sunday’s 27-7 win over the Seahawks.Garoppolo was expected to move on to another team this offseason, but shoulder surgery led to no compelling trade offers and the 49ers opted to sign him [more]

Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance got hurt on a pretty normal play

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan delivered bad news about the severity of quarterback Trey Lance‘s injury during his postgame press conference on Sunday and he also fielded questions about the play that ended with Lance breaking his ankle.Lance ran for a short gain on 2nd-and-8 from the Seattle 21-yard-line and Shanahan was asked if he [more]

49ers roll to 27-7 win over Seahawks

The 49ers reportedly lost quarterback Trey Lance for the rest of the season on Sunday, but they did not lose to the Seahawks.Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown and ran for another after replacing Lance in the first quarter of a 27-7 49ers victory. The win evens the 49ers’ record at 1-1 after they lost to [more]

49ers up 20-0 at half after losing Trey Lance

The 49ers had to shift gears at quarterback in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, but the loss of Trey Lance hasn’t hurt them on the scoreboard.Jimmy Garoppolo hit tight end Ross Dwelley for a 38-yard touchdown after replacing Lance and the 49ers added another score by fullback Kyle Juszczyk just before [more]

Trey Lance carted off in first quarter

The 49ers were happy to hold onto Jimmy Garoppolo as their backup quarterback after an offseason that looked destined for a split and they turned to him early in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.Trey Lance stayed down after a short run that put the 49ers in the red zone with just over two minutes to [more]

George Kittle officially inactive Sunday

49ers tight end George Kittle is going to miss his second straight game with a groin injury.That was the word on Sunday morning and the 49ers confirmed that they’ll be without Kittle 90 minutes before their game against the Seahawks gets underway. Kittle was able to return to practice on Friday in a limited capacity, [more]

Pete Carroll reportedly cited 1972 Dolphins to motivate Seahawks

The Seahawks didn’t even exist at the time. Two days before the NFL season started, Pete Carroll (then a safety at Pacific University) turned 21. But the example created by the 1972 Dolphins became relevant to Carroll’s efforts to motivate Seattle in advance of their Week One upset win over the Broncos — and apparently [more]

Seahawks downgrade Justin Coleman, Joey Blount to out

The Seahawks traveled to the Bay Area without a couple of defensive backs. The team ruled out cornerback Justin Coleman and safety Joey Blount on Saturday.Coleman was questionable with a calf injury, and the Seahawks listed Blount as doubtful after adding him to the practice report with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Artie Burns (groin) remains [more]

Geno Smith: Monday night wasn’t the Seahawks’ season, I got right back to work

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith didn’t take much time to celebrate after Monday night’s win over the Broncos.Smith said on Friday that the Seahawks know Monday night was not their season, and that by Tuesday morning, he was already getting himself ready both physically and mentally for this week’s game against the 49ers.“I just went back [more]

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