My story today focuses on the lack of touches for Seahawks receiver Mike Williams. He finished without a catch against Arizona last week, and only has five catches for 43 yards on the season, tied for fifth on the team.
However, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, are aware that they need to get Williams going this week.
“Obviously, we want to get the ball to Mike a little more,” Jackson said after the game. “We didn’t connect today (Sunday). We didn’t have a lot of plays and defenses – he probably was open a couple times, if I go back and watch the film, I’ll probably see him open a couple of times on the pictures.
“We just have to do a better job of making sure I look for that (and) we get some plays where we get him the ball.”
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Perhaps one saving grace for Williams is he got off to a slow start last season. Through the first three games of the 2010 season, Williams had just seven catches for 106 yards. But he totaled 25 catches for 242 yards in his next three games on his way to finishing with 65 receptions for 751 yards and two touchdowns.
Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe writes that Aaron Curry’s situation in Seattle is a lesson in linebacker evaluation, saying that teams need to have a plan in place for how they intend to use a high draft pick, and not just draft a player based on talent alone.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Carroll is looking for a more balanced approach on offense, and that last week’s game provided a blueprint for how the team wants to play on that side of the ball.
More Farnsworth: He takes a look at what worked and what didn’t work on Sunday for Seattle.
Christian Caple of Seattlepi.com writes that Carroll believes fans need to give Tarvaris Jackson a chance.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that quarterback Brandon Browner rebounded from a poor performance two weeks ago at Pittsburgh with a solid effort against Arizona.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald continues his look back at former Seahawks’ greatest moments with a profile on quarterback Warren Moon.
Derek Stephens of The Blue Bird Herd says the Seahawks one on Sunday because of toughness and attitude.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives the Seahawks a B for their performance against Arizona.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Falcons are considering making changes up front because Matt Ryan has been sacked 13 times and hit 21 times in the first three games.