For all the talk about Russell Wilson’s dissatisfaction with the Seattle Seahawks, it sounds like he continues to act like someone very committed to the organization.
Seahawks running back Chris Carson, who re-signed with the team on a multi-year contract, said in an interview that Wilson had heavily lobbied him to return to the organization when he became a free agent.
“He was definitely in my ear,” Carson said of Wilson, via John Boyle of the team’s official website. “We talked about it before the season ended that we didn’t want this to be the last year we played with each other. He definitely was in my ear during the offseason.”
Things were bad enough during the offseason that Wilson’s agent was publicly naming potential trade destinations. Now, weeks later, Wilson has worked to recruit at least two players back to the Seahawks. For all that chatter about a trade, it’s pretty clear now that he is going absolutely nowhere.
The Seattle Seahawks will play their Week 10 game at the Rams without Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde, among other players.
Carson remains out due to a foot injury he initially sustained in Week 7. He has missed the last two games and this will be his third in a row.
Similarly, Hyde has a hamstring injury and has not played since Week 7 either. This will be his third straight missed game.
Shaquill Griffin (concussion, hamstring) and Quinton Dunbar (knee) will also miss the Week 10 game. The defensive line will be getting a boost though with Snacks Harrison making his season debut.
With Carson and Hyde out, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas have been getting a lot of the carries. The two were taken by Seattle out of Miami in the last two drafts.
Seattle also activated Alex Collins off their practice squad. He had two carries in Week 9.
NFL players who are forced to sit out games due to injury often have to hear from their fantasy “owners,” and Chris Carson took the time to respond to some of his on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks running back’s approach was quite entertaining.
Carson was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a foot injury, which marked the second straight week he missed. He received a few direct messages from fantasy owners on Instagram calling him out for not playing, so he decided to fire back.
As you can see in screenshots shared by Total Frat Move, one Instagram follower called Carson a “p—y” and told him to tape his foot up and get in the game. Carson responded by telling the fan “f– yo fantasy team” and challenging him to make the running back play. The fan then asked for Carson’s address, so Carson provided it.
Another fan had a similar message, and Carson shared almost the exact same response. The funny part is he responded during Seattle’s game against Buffalo, though Carson did not travel with the team.
Carson seemed to be enjoying the hate, but we have seen other players take it more seriously when fantasy owners call them out over injuries. While we don’t blame him for having fun with his DMs, fans that complain about their fantasy teams like that really aren’t worthy of a response.
H/T Egotastic Sports
Many Seattle Seahawks players didn’t think much of Dallas Cowboys lineman Trysten Hill’s gator roll tackle on Chris Carson. It turns out Carson wasn’t a fan either.
Carson weighed in on the tackle for the first time Thursday, and he didn’t mince words about what he thought of Hill’s actions.
“I thought it was a bullsh–a– play,” Carson said, via Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest.
Carson did add that Hill reached out to apologize.
You can pretty easily see why Carson wouldn’t be happy. It was a dangerous play, and he was fortunate to avoid serious injury. You can also see why one of Carson’s teammates publicly urged the NFL to punish Hill for the play. Ultimately, the Cowboys lineman was fined, but that might not be sufficient in the minds of the Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks and others have called for the NFL to take action against Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Trysten Hill for his tackle that injured Chris Carson on Sunday, but the Cowboys’ coaching staff does not feel that is warranted.
Hill tackled Carson near the end of Sunday’s game and did a gator roll while holding the running back’s leg. Carson injured his knee on the play, but fortunately the injury does not sound serious. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright blasted Hill for the move on social media, and Pete Carroll said Monday that he was “really pi-sed about that one.”
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy insists Hill was not trying to injure Carson.
“By no means do we want to see a player hurt, but trust me, there was zero intent involved there,” McCarthy said Monday, via ESPN’s Brady Henderson.
Dallas defensive coordinator Mike Nolan also defended Hill.
“It’s not something we coach or teach,” Nolan said. “I know the player, and that’s first and foremost in my mind. Trysten Hill is not a dirty player.”
You can see a video of the play here.
Hill’s tackle was certainly dangerous, but it’s difficult to prove intent. If the NFL disciplines him, that might be a slippery slope that would force the league to examine numerous tackles every weekend. That may not be something that is realistic.
One Seattle Seahawks player is not happy about the play that injured running back Chris Carson on Sunday.
Linebacker K.J. Wright urged the NFL to take strong action against Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill, whose tackle and gator roll knocked Carson out of Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter.
“This needs to be addressed ASAP!!” Wright wrote in a tweet to the NFL, which included video of the play. “Doing dirty dumb malicious s*** like this can end someone’s season! This is clearly intentional and getting fined isn’t enough.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also said Monday that he was “really pi-sed” over the play.
Carson’s injury does not appear to be serious, though his status for Week 4 will be up in the air. It’s understandable why Wright and the Seahawks are still livid, though. That was a very dangerous play that could have produced far more serious consequences for Carson.
Chris Carson left the Seattle Seahawks’ game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday late in the fourth quarter to have his leg examined.
Carson rushed up the middle on a second-and-five play with just over three minutes remaining as Seattle trailed 31-30. He was tackled by Trysten Hill, who grabbed ahold of Carson’s left leg. Even after Carson was down, Hill continued to hold Carson’s leg and did a gator roll.
Carson exited the field and went into the medical tent on the sideline to be examined.
Hill later committed a roughing the passer infraction on Seattle’s 2-point conversion try, giving the Seahawks a second chance. His late play was the subject of concern in many regards.
Carlos Hyde just signed with the Seattle Seahawks last month, and he is being realistic about his place in the pecking order.
Speaking with reporters on Monday, the veteran running back said that “everybody knows” Chris Carson is the starter in Seattle, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Hyde also said that he will come in to compete Carson but with the understanding that he is most likely competing for the No. 2 spot.
Hyde, who rushed for 1,070 yards last year with the Houston Texans, agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the Seahawks. Carson had an even better 2019 season as Seattle’s starter however, racking up 1,230 rushing yards. Thus, there is no reason to believe that he will not retain the job in 2020.
Beyond those two players, the Seahawks also have Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer in the backfield. But with much uncertainty over Penny’s health at least, Hyde looks like a strong bet to win the backup job behind Carson.
Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider offered updates on the status of two of the team’s running backs.
Schneider was a guest on KJR with Softy and Dick Fain Thursday and was asked numerous questions about the team. He said KJ Wright had offseason shoulder surgery and is rehabbing. He also talked about Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.
Schneider said that Carson would be ready to start the season.
Penny is likely to begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.
Carson suffered a fractured hip in a Week 16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and did not need surgery. Penny suffered a torn ACL in a Week 14 loss to the Rams. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said at the time that the injury was more than a normal ACL tear.
In addition to Penny and Carson, Seattle drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round last weekend and still has CJ Prosise on the roster at running back.
The Seattle Seahawks not only lost on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, but they also suffered several injuries.
Running backs Chris Carson and CJ Prosise both suffered injuries. Doctors believe Carson, who has a hip injury, will be out for the season, though that is not certain for the moment. Prosise is out for the season with a broken arm.
Duane Brown, who did not play due to a knee injury, needs knee surgery, but he could return for the playoffs.
Carson had eight carries for 40 yards, while Prosise had four carries for 14 yards. Travis Homer had five carries in the game and will likely see increased action. Seattle will need to add more running backs to replace them.