Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner is expected back in the lineup when Seattle hosts Dallas looking to avoid falling to 0-3 for the first time under Pete Carroll. The defense wasn’t the problem this week in a loss against the Bears. But having Wagner back Sunday will certainly be a boost in what’s essentially become a must-win game for the Seahawks just three weeks into the regular season.
The Seahawks’ offense is broken right now, in a fashion we’ve rarely seen in the Russell Wilson era. The resourcefulness of Wilson that has come to define him is suddenly in need of repair.
A trip to Solider Field Monday night also allowed the Seahawks to reminisce this week about what was one of the franchise’s most pivotal moments during a little more innocent time – a 23-17 overtime win over the Bears in 2012 that is generally regarded as Russell Wilson’s true coming-out party.
The Seahawks will play the Chicago Bears Monday night at Solider Field in what looms as much of a must-win game as there can be this early in the season without three of their most veteran players — linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright and receiver Doug Baldwin.
The Seattle Seahawks signed linebacker Mychal Kendricks despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. The Seahawks announced the signing three days before their next game. It raises the possibility that Kendricks will be able to play on Monday night when Seattle travels to Chicago.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kendricks’ agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago.
The biggest concern about the Seattle Seahawks’ overhauled defense entering the season was probably the pass rush. The worries proved to be true in the season opener when the Seahawks generated just one sack and very little pressure against a quarterback who mostly sat in the pocket. The challenge in Week 2 will be different with the Seahawks facing the mobility of second-year Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, but the need to wreak at least some havoc in the backfield remains the same.
After being signed and released by four teams last season, Villanova product Austin Calitro is making the most of his second opportunity in Seattle. That means rotating with Shaquem Griffin in place of injured linebacker K.J. Wright.
The Seattle Seahawks are likely to be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for at least Monday’s game at Chicago and possibly longer because of an MCL injury to his right knee. Coach Pete Carroll was vague about the specifics of Baldwin’s injury but indicated it would be difficult for Baldwin to make it back to face the Bears and that it could be a couple of weeks. Baldwin was injured in the first quarter of Seattle’s season-opening loss to Denver.
The Seahawks asked for this. For better or worse. Oh, they’ve refused to use the “r” word – rebuilding – but they certainly were intent on a reboot, which is a milder way of saying close to the same thing.
The Seahawks had much to lament Sunday in a 27-24 loss to the Broncos that saw many of their latent fears come to life.
“We were making plays when we were not even being at our best,’’ said Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after a 27-24 loss to the Denver Broncos. “If we can score 24 points and not be at our best, how much more can we do? How much better can we be?’’