Cyber surfing: Tuesday

Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, Nov. 1:

Mike Sando at ESPN.com has his “silver linings” from the Seahawks’ loss to the Bengals on Sunday, including this one: “Seattle finished with two 100-yard receivers even though starter Mike Williams did not play. Sidney Rice caught seven passes for 102 yards. Ben Obomanu caught four passes for 107 yards. Rookie Doug Baldwin came relatively close to joining them, catching five passes for 73 yards. The team has upgraded dramatically at wide receiver.”

Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times looks at what has been a season-long problem of the Seahawks: penalties. Offers O’Neil: “At 2-5, the Seahawks have lots of room for improvement, and nowhere is that more evident than the penalties. Seattle has been penalized 60 times this season, fourth-most in the NFL.”

Eric Williams at the News Tribune looks at how losing is affecting coach Pete Carroll, who hasn’t been 2-5 since his first season at USC. Says Carroll: “We do have to push aside what’s gone on behind us. We can’t do anything about that. That’s a discipline that we talk about and we deal with this topic a lot. It happens in games sometimes, in particular. So we’ve got to do it one day at a time and both sides of the ball – my meeting as well with the full team, we all addressed what’s going on right now, what the issue is and how we want to get in focus, and we want to play like we’re capable of playing and catch the balls we’re supposed to catch and stay (onside) when we’re supposed to stay (onside) and give ourselves a chance to play like we’re capable of playing.”

Christian Caple at PI.com has the word on Tarvaris Jackson stepping back in as the starting QB after coming on to replace Charlie Whitehurst on Sunday. Says Caple: “Carroll said Jackson came out of the game fine, physically. His performance Sunday indicated to Carroll that he would be ready to play again this week.”

Scott Johnson at the Everett Herald continues his “Game of My Life” series with a look at former fullback John L. Williams. Says Johnson: “As he once promised fellow dual-threat running backs Thurman Thomas and Roger Craig during the week leading up to one of his two Pro Bowl appearances, Williams found a way to do things that few other runners had ever done. During a 10-year career he caught 546 passes, which marked the second-most receptions by an NFL running back when he retired in 1995.”

Here at Seahawks.com, we take a look at Richard Sherman’s big day in his first NFL start in our “Monday metatarsal musings”: “Sherman was served from the entire NFL smorgasbord of situations and emotions in his first NFL start. The rookie gave up a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jerome Simpson in the first quarter. He got his first interception as a pro in the third quarter – at the Seahawks’ 9-yard line – to stop a Bengals’ scoring threat and help set up a 25-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka. He finished with five tackles and three passes defensed – to tie and set career highs in the seventh game of his NFL career. ‘First start, everything goes,’ Sherman said with a smile.”

We’ve also got a look at Jackson’s status; another strong effort by the defense in “Monday in Hawkville”; and Tony Ventrella has video reviews of Sunday’s game and Carroll’s Monday news conference.


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