Dave Boling of the TNT hones in on Seahawks head coach Jim Mora stressing of accountability this week, and checks out practice to see if the players are getting on board.
At practice Wednesday, Mora was very hands-on, jumping into both huddles to demand plays be re-run to correct mistakes. As it stands, the Seahawks don’t have the talent to win games while making mistakes.
“What I sense is that they’ve accepted the challenge to refocus, and accept accountability,” Mora said. “That’s what I’m trying to get, every day, that’s what I’m trying to build, is a sense of accountability; personal accountability, peer-to-peer accountability, accountability to this team, accountability to this organization, accountability to the fans. My general sense, after spending what little time I have with them today, is that they’re understanding what I’m looking for.”
If you weren’t counting, that was seven accountabilities. I’m guessing that was probably up at least two accountables from last week’s press conference.
Ryan Divish of the TNT writes that it’s unlikely that offensive tackle Sean Locklear will play, and also provides an update on Lofa Tatupu.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com writes about running back Louis Rankin getting his shot with Seattle.
More Johns: Like Franco Harris, Edgerrin James ran out of gas in Seattle.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says the Seahawks like Rankin's speed and shifty running ability.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks demise has been a swift one.
Art Thiel of Seattlepi.com says it’s a little early for the Seahawks to hit the panic button.
Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle says the difference between a 2-5 team and a 5-2 team is the ball bounces your way.
I talked with KJR’s Ian Furness about this week’s matchup with Detroit in this audio link.
Furness talks with DL Cory Redding about facing his former team the Lions this Sunday in this audio link.
Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com reports that WR Calvin Johnson practiced and running back Kevin Smith did not on Wednesday.
More Kowalski: Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said his defense lost the game for Detroit in the last two drives of the game against St. Louis last week.