Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says safety Lawyer Milloy has exceeded expectations this season.
Milloy has not missed a game this season, is second on the team with 74 tackles and tied for third with four sacks, helping to lead a young Seattle defense still looking to play with some consistency. Milloy has only missed six games in his 15-year career.Carroll:
“I really didn’t have an expectation. I told him when we first talked, ‘I’ll let you know. If it’s not going good, I’ll tell you. ... He’s hung in there tough. He’s been able to practice all the time. He wants to practice. He wants to play. He doesn’t want to come out. He’s contributed on special teams when we’ve called on him to. He’s an amazing guy.”
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes the loss of Red Bryant has been an expected, key blow to Seattle’s defense, and they have never recovered.
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Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux and older brother Jonathan, a defensive tackle with Atlanta, facing off on Sunday.
Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks are just as bad as they were last year.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports says the eventual winner of the NFC West will be stealing a home playoff game.
Doug Farrar of Sportspressnw.com breaks down Michael Robinson’s direct snap play against San Francisco.
Christian Caple of Seattlepi.com breaks down Atlanta’s balanced offense.
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle says the Seahawks are regressing, and points to players like Aaron Curry, Earl Thomas and John Carlson as examples of individuals who have gotten worse as the year has wore on.More Huard: He breaks down Seattle’s failed attempt at converting on 4th and 3 on another fade route.
Rod Mar of Seahawks.com offers these photos from Sunday’s game.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post breaks down the responsibilities of a corner in Cover 2.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution breaks down the Hawks-Falcons’ game in this video link.
More Lebetter: No one has been able to stop Atlanta receiver Roddy White.
Daryl Johnston and Rod Woodson of the NFL Network debate which NFC West team has the best chance to make the playoffs in this video link.