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QB Jackson is why Seahawks are lowly regarded and Falcons should be highly concerned | ajc.com
Matt Ryan thinks the Falcons can still achieve all of their goals this season, but it’s fair to wonder if they will after yesterday’s closer-than-it-should-have-been 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. At 1-3, the Seahawks are no one’s idea of a Super Bowl team. Yet if Steven Hauschka had made a 61-yard field goal at the end of the game, the Falcons would be 1-3 and the Seahawks 2-2. Tarvaris Jackson is the main reason why the Seahawks are so lowly regarded and why the Falcons should be highly concerned.
Some pre-game stuff I put together that still might be interesting to you...
Seahawks Vs Falcons: Some Notes On Personnel Packages - SB Nation Seattle
Taking a look at some of the Seahawks defensive sub-packages.
Seahawks Vs. Falcons: The Relatively Unheralded Return Of Leroy Hill - SB Nation Seattle
A little bit about Leroy Hill's role on this Seahawks defense.
Seahawks Vs Falcons: Pete Carroll's Franchise Envy - SB Nation Seattle
I think it's fair to say that Pete has franchise envy for what Atlanta has built and were able to do in 2010.
Seattle can’t come all the way back from 20-point hole, falls 30-28 to Atlanta - The Washington Post - Pete Carroll kept raving about Seattle’s resiliency and effort in nearly coming all the way back after an inept first half. Doesn’t erase the fact the Seahawks are 1-3. Loading... Comments Weigh InCorrections? ( no / Associated Press ) - Atlanta Falcons’ Michael Turner (33) scores as Tony Gonzalez (88) celebrates behind, while Seattle Seahawks’ Atari Bigby gives choice in the first half of a NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Seattle. Down 27-7 early in the third quarter, Seattle staged a furious rally behind quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and a no-huddle offense. But Steven Hauschka’s 61-yard field-goal attempt with 13 seconds left fell short and wide left, and Atlanta held on for a 30-28 victory Sunday. "It’s about as much as you can take out of a game and getting beat," Carroll said. "We’re going to try to grow from this and get better. "Last week was terrific to get the win, but we gained more today, and I think we proved more today."
17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: 1-3 Chart
What a game.
17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: CenturyLink field tragically not at 5280 feet of elevation, Seahawks lose
I have a confession to make. I want the Seahawks to draft a successful NFL franchise quarterback. No matter what. Drafting higher increases the odds said player will work out. Teams that draft higher lose more games. I wanted Seattle to lose against the 49ers. I wanted them to lose against the Steelers. When the Hawks beat the Cardinals, I wasn't terribly happy about it.
Falcons 30, Seahawks 28--quick postgame notes | HeraldNet.com - Seahawks blog
Quite a comeback for the Seahawks, who were down by 20 in the third quarter, but they weren't able to finish the job as Steven Hauschka's attempt at a 61-yard game-winning field goal missed. Carroll said they did consider going for it on 4th-and-eight to get into better field goal range, but that they wanted to at least get a shot at a game winner. And despite the loss, Carroll sounded optimistic about the direction of his team. "We found something today that was powerful," he said, adding that "We gained more today, we grew more today," than in their win over the Cardinals last week.
Falcons win shootout with Seahawks | HeraldNet.com - Sports - Matt Ryan was left with that stomach-churning, helpless feeling. After doing everything right in a brilliant first half, Atlanta's star was stuck standing on the sideline and watching Seattle line up for an unlikely field goal that would cap a massive Falcons meltdown.
Tarvaris doesn't win, but should win over many fans - Blog - MyNorthwest.com - Do you feel any differently about the Seahawks offense than you did before the weekend started? I would have to imagine you do. Twenty-eight points against the reigning top seed in the NFC should help. Especially if you were one of the fans booing Tarvaris Jackson after his first incomplete pass of Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Falcons. The Seahawks have had a lethargic offense for the first three weeks of the season and no one drew more criticism for it than the starting quarterback. He was accused of holding the ball too long, throwing it to the wrong receivers, ignoring Mike Williams, and staring at his chosen target. He was an easy scapegoat.
Seattle can't complete comeback in 30-28 loss - Seahawks News - MyNorthwest.com - Pete Carroll kept raving about Seattle's resiliency and effort in nearly coming all the way back after an inept first half. Doesn't erase the fact the Seahawks are 1-3. Down 27-7 early in the third quarter, Seattle staged a furious rally behind quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and a no-huddle offense. But Steven Hauschka's 61-yard field-goal attempt with 13 seconds left fell short and wide left, and Atlanta held on for a 30-28 victory Sunday.
Carroll: "We grew more today" | Seahawks Insider - Even in defeat, a 30-28 loss to Atlanta, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was somewhat upbeat, and believes his team made progress today "Last week was terrific to get the win, but we gained more today," Carroll said. "And I think we grew more today. And we understand what we can do better. And I thought that it was just something that needed to be noted. But we’ll see what happens. We’ll see where we go from here." One of the reasons was the performance of Seattle’s offense. After scoring 30 points all season, the Seahawks rang up 28 points today on a pretty good offense. And quarterback Tarvaris Jackson finally played like Seahawks’ brass thought he could, finishing 25 of 38 for 319 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. "I thought Tarvaris showed us what we’ve been counting on, what we’ve been seeing and what we felt," Carroll said about Jackson’s performance. "Tremendous play, tremendous throws, sense, poise, toughness again and the ability to execute when it’s really hard.
Say what? Players, coaches react to Falcons’ 30-28 win over Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Coach Pete Carroll "Last week was terrific to get the win, but we gained more today, and I think we proved more today. We understand what we can do better. It was something that needed to be noted. So, we’ll see what happens, we’ll see where we go from here. I thought Tarvaris showed us what we’ve been counting on, what we’ve been seeing and what we felt. Tremendous plays, tremendous throws, sets, poise, toughness again, and the ability to execute when it’s really hard. He got us in a position to win the football game, and we were a long ways away from that position, but he got us close enough to win the football game."
Matt McCoy may have serious knee injury, Mike Williams has concussion | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com - The Seahawks may have lost one of their key special teams players. Coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday’s 30-28 loss to Atlanta that linebacker Matt McCoy suffered a knee injury, the severity of which is not yet entirely known. Carroll didn’t come out and say that McCoy will be out for the season, but his words implied that the linebacker could be done for a while.
Wrap-up: Falcons 30, Seahawks 28 - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 30-28 home defeat against the Atlanta Falcons: What it means: The Seahawks fell to 1-3 overall and 1-1 at home, putting them in a rough spot heading into a road game against the New York Giants. But their offense made significant strides, giving the team hope. Seattle can build upon this performance despite the disappointing outcome. Tarvaris Jackson played his best game of the season, at least temporarily validating coach Pete Carroll's decision to stick with him after a mostly unproductive start to the season.
First round projections: October 2nd " Seahawks Draft Blog - We’re at week five of the college football season and I wanted to note the players I’ve seen that I feel are deserving of first round grades. It’s not a big list and it’s why I won’t compile a mock draft until closer to the new year. So far there are twelve players on the list. The first four guys (Luck, Barkley, Kalil and Richardson) are the only players I believe are worthy of top-five grades at this point. *Note* – please remember that it’s still early. I’ll never make definite judgements based on 1-2 games and in some cases I just haven’t had the opportunity to watch certain teams/prospects. I’ll come back to this list in a month to see how things have changed.
Seahawks | Seahawks' comeback falls short in 30-28 loss to Falcons | Seattle Times Newspaper - The Seahawks' attempt to match the largest comeback in franchise history came up short. Short and to the left, more precisely. Steven Hauschka attempted a 61-yard field goal with 13 seconds left, which would have won the game and set a franchise record. His line drive wasn't all that close, and Seattle lost to Atlanta on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, 30-28.