Seahawks Blog | What to watch for: Game 1 | Seattle Times Newspaper - 1. Protect the passer. Seahawks starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was sacked seven times in the first seven quarters he played in the August exhibition games. That's worrisome because San Francisco has a defensive game plan that's expected to include a heavy diet of blitzes. Can the Seahawks protect? With Robert Gallery not expected to play, Seattle's five starting linemen will have a combined total of 27 regular-season starts in the NFL.
Seahawks.com Blog | Seahawks at 49ers " - Matchup microscope Seahawks LT Russell Okung vs. 49ers DE Justin Smith. Okung, last year’s first-round draft choice, has not played since spraining an ankle on the first series of the preseason opener in San Diego on Aug. 11. He steps back in against one of the best – and most active – pass-rushers in the league. Smith was voted to the Pro Bowl last season after producing 8½ sacks, to tie his career-high from 2001 when he was a rookie with the Bengals; and 107 tackles, three shy of his career-high from 2006. This isn’t just about Okung’s ability to prevent Smith from getting to QB Tarvaris Jackson; it’s also about neutralizing Smith on run downs to allow the running game to setup the play-action passing game. And Smith will slide inside on passing downs, so rookie left guard James Carpenter also will be matched up against him on occasion.
Updated: NFC West roided-out rosters - NFC West Blog - ESPN - The 26-column NFC West team rosters featuring more than 1,800 current and former players have been updated to include new information from 2010.
Seahawks offensive line starters uncertain for Sunday - Blog - MyNorthwest.com - The Seahawks offensive line just got a whole lot younger on Friday afternoon. "It is what it is," head coach Pete Carroll said Friday after practice. "There’s no reason to spend any time on it. That’s what it is."
Chancellor taking over in Seattle's secondary - seattlepi.com - Throughout most of last season, wherever Lawyer Milloy went, Kam Chancellor was attached. It was part of Chancellor's education, required when Seattle took a chance on him as a fifth-round pick from Virginia Tech in the hopes his size and raw skills could help him develop into a potential NFL safety.
Seahawks' offensive line jumbled again | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune - The more things change, the more things stay the same for the Seattle Seahawks. For the fourth consecutive year, the Seahawks will open the season with a different starting offensive line than the projected unit they had penciled in at the beginning of training camp. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said veteran offensive guard Robert Gallery doubtful for Sunday’s game at San Francisco after the 6-foot-7, 325-pounder watched practice from the sidelines for a fourth day this week.
Seattle Seahawks Season Preview: 12 Biggest Concerns Heading into 2011 | Bleacher Report | Bleacher Report- Not even one game into 2011, it's possible Rice will play exactly one full season out of five in his career. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images The Seahawks surprised with 284 roster transactions in year one of the Pete Carroll and John Schneider regime, en route to a division title. But, the intensity of year one served as a primer for the impact of the changes in year two. Only 10 old regime players made the active roster, and many questions exist. Seattle managed to squeak into the playoffs in 2010, but realized going into 2011 that squeaking in wasn't sustainable; with the extended offseason and a largely new coaching staff, now was the time to rebuild the roster and pursue continuity. The Seahawks are the defending NFC West champs and intend to own the division, but they have a laundry list of concerns to tackle for their goal to become a reality.
NFL.com news: Seahawks add veteran Hargrove to defensive line - Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove is joining the Seattle Seahawks. Hargrove first confirmed the move on his Twitter page late Friday, writing "Seattle Seahawks yes sir." The Seahawks announced the signing Saturday. The seven-year veteran told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora Friday that he was already in Seattle and would be playing on Sunday when the Seahawks travel to San Francisco.
Familiar foes Carroll, Harbaugh face off in NFL " Kitsap Sun - Tune in. Mic ‘em up. The coaching rivalry between Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh is jumping from the Pac-10 to the NFC West. Four years after Harbaugh arrived at Stanford with his sights set on Carroll and Southern California’s conference dominance, the first-year 49ers coach will see a familiar face on the other sideline for his highly anticipated NFL debut: Carroll and the defending division champion Seattle Seahawks. What might the longtime rivals have to say when they chat before kickoff? If they speak at all, that is. "Tune in, tune in," Harbaugh instructed.
How Seahawks’ injuries impact 49ers’ plan | 49ers Hot Read - The Seahawks have a few notable players banged up heading into Sunday’s season opener against the 49ers at Candlestick. Here is how they could impact the 49ers’ plan:
Seahawks | Seahawks game preview | Seattle Times Newspaper - Three keys to Seahawks victory 1. Protect the passer. Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was sacked seven times in the first seven quarters he played in the August exhibition games. That's worrisome, because San Francisco has a defensive game plan that is expected to include a heavy diet of blitzes. Can the Seahawks protect? With Robert Gallery not expected to play, Seattle's five starting linemen will have a combined total of 27 regular-season starts in the NFL.
49ers vs. Seahawks: Athleticism And The QB Position - Niners Nation - Earlier today, Matt Maiocco put together a rundown of various questions the 49ers could have answered tomorrow against the Seahawks. With less than 24 hours until the 49ers kick off their 2011 NFL season, it will be nice to finally get some concrete answers. That's not to say we'll get final answers to the questions, but we can at least start to have legitimate 2011 data, as opposed to preseason stats, when we rush to judgment.
Seahawks benefit from unusual leadership " Kitsap Sun - The Seattle Seahawks created a different dynamic when it comes to their coach and general manager. According to then Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke, a "fantastic collaboration" between Pete Carroll and John Schneider was formed last year.