There's good news and there's bad news from Seahawks Week 1 loss to Rams

Seattle looked fairly horrible at Lumen Field to open the 2023 season.
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The Seahawks coaches need to step up

So Pete Carroll thinks the team needs to make better decisions? Then do something about it then, don't just say you're going to talk about it. That's bad news for sure. Two stars on the team lose their cool on significant plays, and nothing happens to them in the moment. The coach says, "Yeah, that's not good, we need to talk about it, but it's not something I'm concerned about." Yes, the emphasis is mine. Wait a minute, coach. Half your team is playing like it's week one of minicamp, you have star players making ridiculous penalties that kill your own drives or keep the opponent's drives alive, but you're not concerned? That isn't bad news, that's terrible news.

Need more bad news? I sure don't, but it's there, 12s. The Seahawks secondary - you know, the strength of the defense - couldn't have covered a junior varsity squad. The offensive line fell completely apart when tackles Cross and Lucas went down. Yes, I know losing both tackles is going to hurt the offense, but aren't the backups supposed to be able to have some ability? Any ability at all?

I know Stone Forsythe has been okay in the past, and Jake Curhan has been better than that, but they both turned into turnstiles in this game. After this mess, we need to resurrect Jimmy Breslin so he can write "Can Anybody Here Play This Game, Part 2". Yes, the Hawks looked as bad as the '62 Mets, at least in the second half.

Finally, the coaching itself was terrible in the second half. With both starting tackles out of the game, you would think that the Hawks would continue to use their running game to balance their attack, just as they had in the first half. Instead, they immediately went into panic mode and threw the ball eleven times versus just three runs. Gee, I wonder if the Rams are just going to sell out on the pass rush? Yeah, I think they just might. I like Pete Carroll, I like him a lot. He's clearly the best coach in team history. But regardless of the offensive coordinator, we see this happen year after year. We hear, "Oh, we lost track of the snap counts." Uh, what? Fix this. For the love of the 12s, fix this.