A recap of the day’s activities:
Justin Forsett. Look who came up big in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers in San Francisco – the shortest player on the Seahawks’ roster.
The 5-foot-8 Forsett, who played his college ball across the Bay at Cal, led the team in rushing (35 yards on five carries) and tied tight end John Carlson for the lead in receptions (six for 57 yards). Do the math – that’s an 8.4-yard average every time he touched the ball on offense.
In the first two game games, Forsett has produced eight first downs on his 14 touches.
“He’s a good player. He’s fun to watch,” coach Jim Mora said. “I have a lot of respect for him, and I think our players do too. He’s tough. He’s hard-nosed. He keeps fighting.
“We’ve always had confidence in him. But when you go out and perform like that in a tough game like that, I mean, shoot, you say, ‘Let’s get that guy some touches. He can make some plays.’ ”
TUR NOVER BLUES
The Seahawks defense has gone two games without forcing a turnover – after collecting at least one in 13 of 16 games last season.
“To win games, you’ve got to have turnovers,” cornerback Kelly Jennings said. “Defensively, two games and no turnovers at all. That’s something we’ve just got to continue to work on in practice and continue to stress and I think they will come in the games.”
The Seahawks’ only turnover came on the opening kickoff in the opener, when special teams co-captain Lance Laury forced a fumble that was recovered by fellow linebacker Will Herring.
The players return from their day off to begin practicing Wednesday for Sunday’s game. It’s also a big day for the growing number of players who are injured, or coming off injuries, to see who might be available to return this week.
YOU DON’T SAY
“If my number is called, I’ll be ready. I’ve been there before, so it won’t be a shock for me.” – Jennings, on the likelihood that he will start against the Bears because Josh Wilson got a high ankle sprain against the 49ers