Photoblog: Shut out in the Steel City

The Seahawks traveled across the country to Pittsburgh in Week 2 to face the Steelers, who were runners-up in last year’s Super Bowl.

Leon Washington sits in the players section of the plane as the team left Seattle on Friday afternoon to help acclimate to the time zone difference.

The team charter landed under darkness of night and players descended the moveable stairs and headed to buses that would take them to the hotel.

On Saturday afternoon, the team held a walk-thru at a local high school stadium. Unlike most high schools, Martorelli Stadium at North Hills High School seats over 5,000, has a two-story press box and brand new field turf.

As always, the pregame timeline is written on a white board for the players and coaches.

Players crowd around the shower area during a pregame prayer, spilling out to the nearby walkway.

The Seahawks make the long walk from the visitors locker room at Heinz Field to the playing field.

Seahawks linebacker Matt McCoy dives towards Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Seahawks safety Atari Bigby sacks Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the red zone during the first quarter.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas celebrates after the defense held near the goal line resulting in a turnover on downs.

Pittsburgh's Issac Redman scores despite the attempt of Seattle's Anthony Hargrove.

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is hit from behind on this first half throw.

Seattle receiver Ben Obomanu leapt high but couldn't corral this pass along the sideline on third down.

Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond dives at the feet of Pittsburgh's Rashard Mendenhall.

Seahawks defensive linemen Red Bryant and Anthony Hargrove stop Issac Redman.

Walter Thurmond's low tackle sends Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward airborne.

Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner corrals Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace.

Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace makes a nice catch on a deep route, managing to grip the ball from the top just before it would have hit the turf.

Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is sacked in the second half. Offensive guard John Moffitt is at right.

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is tackled and thrown out-of-bounds along the Seattle sideline.

Players walk off the field towards the locker room after the 24-0 defeat.

Head coach Pete Carroll answers questions from the media after the game.


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Friday Walk-thru Features a New Return Specialist?

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll cuts upfield while returning a kickoff during the team's walk-thru in the indoor practice facility on Friday morning as they continued preparations for Sunday's upcoming game at San Francisco.


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Saturday Walk-Thru in New Orleans

Seahawks players, coaches and training staff piled onto three buses this afternoon and made the short trip to Tulane University where they held a brief walk-thru in warm sunshine.

 

Seahawks quarterback J.P. Losman, a collegiate star at Tulane, returned to his former stomping grounds for the team's walk-thru.

Head coach Pete Carroll gives instructions at the start of the walk-thru.

Warm temperatures and sunny skies provided a perfect setting.

Pete Carroll makes his final statement to the team at the end of the walk-thru, and announced the honorary captains for tomorrow's game.

Players gathered together as a team.

Running backs and friends Marshawn Lynch, left and Justin Forsett joke as they make their way to the buses for the ride back to the hotel and an afternoon break before meetings resume in a couple of hours.

 


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