Welcome to another edition of #HawksMailbag here at Seahawks.com, our weekly feature where we answer your Twitter questions about the club.
Coming off of last weekend's 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, a lot of you questioned the Seahawks offense that managed just 192 total yards. Pass protection, kickoff returns, and the return of cornerback
@Seahawks what are we doing to improve our offense?— Dennis the Menace (@DennisGill10) December 23, 2013
Third-down play has been an Achilles heel for the Seahawks offense the past three games. The team's conversion rate has gone from 40.5 percent (62 of 153) through the first 12 games to just 26 percent (10 of 38) through the past three - a number that includes last week's season-low 15 percent (2 of 13). Head coach Pete Carroll knows that converting on third down is important for his run-heavy offense to stay on schedule, something they have not been able to do of late, with running back
"This is really a big aspect for us being successful in our games," Carroll said to reporters this week. "You guys dig into that and you’ll see that when we convert, we’re fine. And when we don’t, it’s difficult on us."
@Seahawks how do you feel overall about the protection Rus is getting in the pocket?— Andrew Blount (@Andyyyyb) December 23, 2013
Even though quarterback
It's not going to get any easier this week, as the Seahawks welcome the St. Louis Rams to CenturyLink Field, who have racked up the third-most sacks (49.0) in the League. NFL sack-leader Robert Quinn (18.0) and his pass-rushing pal Chris Long had three sacks apiece against the Seahawks in Week 8, when Wilson was brought down a career-high seven times. Long has sacked Wilson six times in the last two meetings between the two clubs. The Seahawks didn't have right tackle
Pete Carroll has been non-committal in naming a kick returner for Sunday's regular season finale against the St. Louis Rams, but wide receiver
On Monday, Pete Carroll said they'll go one day at a time to see how cornerback Walter Thurmond does on the practice field before making the decision to move him back to the 53-man active roster. The impressive play of backup cornerbacks
"He's just going to jump back in and see if he can help us out," Carroll said of Thurmond's return.
When asked about wide receiver Percy Harvin's status in his day-after-game press conference, Pete Carroll said Harvin would not participate in practice this week. That puts Harvin's status for this Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams as unlikely. Carroll wasn't able to provide an absolute answer as to when or if Harvin would be ready to play this season, saying a roster move "may happen" with the ailing wideout.