As the Seahawks get ready for their home opener against the 49ers on Sunday, there's been a lot of talk about Seattle's offensive line and its ability to protect Russell Wilson.
After Wilson was sacked three times and Seattle’s running backs ran 15 times for 53 yards on Sunday at Green Bay, Pete Carroll sends this message to Seahawks fans who are concerned about the offensive line:
"We've only played one game. There's [still] time [to change things around],” said Carroll. “We're going to do really well, we're going to have a really good season and I hope it shows sooner than later. I don't have any hesitation in telling you that, I love our club. It's just unfortunate that it didn't start better, that's it."
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The offensive line will try and create holes for Thomas Rawls to run through on Sunday in the home opener against San Francisco.
On Wednesday, Carroll said that Rawls looks like he's ready to go at CenturyLink Field.
"We will do it one day at a time [in terms of getting Rawls ready],” said Carroll. “But he looks to be prepared to go and that is what we’re counting on until we can't."
On the other side of the football, the Seahawks defense sacked Green Bay packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers four times in the season opener on Sunday, Sept. 10. Now they're going up against a 49ers offense that couldn't find the end zone in the season opener against Carolina.
"I kind of already knew what we had,” Cliff Avril, a Seahawks defensive end, said. “I think [we're just] a bunch of tough guys [that] no matter how many plays we have to play [and] no matter what the score is, we have to keep going out there and continue to keep battling."
"Be really loud and help us out and we'll show you who we are as these games keep coming to us,” said Carroll. “It's going to be a difficult, challenging season, as they all are and hopefully we'll find our stride sooner than later."
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