In my story today, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he wants the Seahawks to play with an edge to them, which means he ‘s willing to live with the occasional roughing the passer or personal foul.
And that type of aggressive, physical style of play has led to the Seahawks earning a reputation as the league’s NFL bad boys, with other teams like Washington complaining about Seattle’s style of play.
But Carroll says he’s not concerned about it.
"I have no problem with any of it, none of it,” Carroll said about his team’s aggressive style of play. “When it crosses the line and you’re doing things that are illegal, or it’s something that is cheap, then we don’t want any part of that. But we want to take it to the edge. We’re trying to find a level that we can take it to, that gets everything that we can possibly get out of the moment.
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“We’re ready to battle to that, but it’s composure and poise that allows you to make the right decision at the right time, and our guys did a great job of that.”
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that the fact that other teams are coveting Seattle’s assistants shows that Carroll is building a winner in Seattle.
Aaron Levine of Q13 Fox Sports reports that kicker Steven Hauschka has been informed that he will be replaced on the injured reserve today, meaning Ryan Longwell will take over as the regular kicker.
ESPN’s Gregg Easterbrook professes his love for Russell Wilson.
Steve Kelley of The Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks have made Seattle relevant in sports again.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Russell Wilson hast got Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan’s attention.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com says offensive lineman Paul McQuistan is a glue guy for Seattle.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports writes don’t sleep on the Seahawks, they are for real and could be Super Bowl bound.