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Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Friday, September 21 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Schottenheimer: "I Need To Do A Better Job"
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer met with the media following Thursday's practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center to answer a handful of questions about the current state of Seattle's offense, which through the first two games of the regular season has struggled to find the type of consistent production the team hoped to achieve. Here's a look at some of what Schottenheimer had to say about last week's loss to the Chicago Bears, as well as what the offense needs to do to improve heading into this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
(On offensive play calling dynamic) “I need to do a better job, I’ll be the first to say that. It’s just one of those things where you get a lot of thoughts and advice as a play caller. Not just from Pete (Carroll) – from everybody until it’s 3rd-and-22 and you’re backed up on your one-yard line, you’re like, ‘Hey guys, what do you like? Hello? Hello?’ I think some of it’s me learning Pete a little bit. Hey look, I get paid to call the plays, I need to do a better job. Sometimes it gets you off your game. When you’re looking at different things – it’s not Pete, it’s just different things. It’s hard to find a rhythm sometimes, but I need to be better and I will be.”
(On why all three touchdowns came in hurry-up offense) “Each situation’s a little different. I think, late in the game, you’re going fast (and) you’re kind of wearing people down. Certainly, Russell (Wilson)’s a handful just because he can move around and make plays. Certainly, there’s a point where they’re playing a little bit softer too. I mean, they’re trying to let the clock tick a little bit, but I think it’s just one of those situations where he’s got a lot of control, talking about Russell. He’s just got a really good feel. I thought C.J. Prosise did a great job coming in. C.J. did a nice job coming in off the bench on some of the check-downs and stuff, but sometimes they’re just a rhythm. Our issue is we haven’t really found a great rhythm yet. There’s been a handful of drives in there, but it’s early. I mean, I told the players on Wednesday, ‘look, we’re disappointed. It’s Wednesday of week three so we’re not going to panic. We’re going to work, we’re going to prepare,’ and I think they understand that that’s the direction that we’re going.”
(On if there has been a learning curve with Russell Wilson) “With Russ (Russell Wilson), the communication’s always really clean. We don’t have any issues with that. He and I work really, really well together. We’re both great competitors. I don’t think so. I’m new, learning these guys a little bit in some game action. There’s nothing that’s out of the ordinary that goes on here. There’s always commotion on the headsets, if you will. There’s always commotion, there’s always people talking on both sides of the ball. It gets amplified when not playing very well. I go back to me. I need to be better, I’ll do a better job, working hard on it. (We’re) excited to play Dallas this weekend.”
To hear more of what Schottenheimer had to say, click here.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seattle signal caller Russell Wilson, who wishes a happy Blue-Friday birthday to Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin:
More From Around The Web
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Wagner, cornerback Tre Flowers, and offensive lineman D.J. Fluker are among a group of Seahawks working their way back from injury who have a good shot at playing this Sunday against the Cowboys.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times responds to reader questions about the Seahawks offense in his latest mailbag.
Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times comments on the Seahawks run game.
Mike Vorel at the Seattle Times takes a look at what's happening around the rest of the NFC West.
The Athletic outlines five things to watch as the Seahawks take on the Cowboys this weekend.
Jayson Jenks at The Athletic has a feature on the growing legend of Seahawks rookie punter Michael Dickson.
And Gil Brandt at NFL.com gives a reason for hope for each 0-2 team in the league.
Seahawks vs Cowboys Through The Years
The Seahawks and Cowboys will meet for the second time in the postseason this Saturday in Dallas. Take a look back at photos from past games played between the two teams.