Turns out Chris Carson did not retire at halftime of the Monday night game.
"Unfortunately, we wanted to do better in the third quarter", Carroll said. Perhaps it was the football equivalent of losing a baseball pop-up in the lights.
What went wrong in the Seahawks' defeat to Chicago? He passed to Will Dissly for a 2-yard touchdown with 14 seconds to go, but the Seahawks' onside kick was unsuccessful and the Bears ran out the clock.
A well-designed and well-executed jet sweep with some misdirection to Gabriel (red arrow) draws linebacker Mychal Kendricks (green arrow) the wrong way.
Earl Thomas and Bradley McDougald have been fantastic through two games. I make mistakes, you know.
I was prepared to give an F to this group prior to Monday's game.
Whether it's due to lack of talent with Doug Baldwin sidelined, poor route design on Schottenheimer's part, or poor reads by Wilson under center, the Seahawks have also had a hard time finding ways to get receivers open and consistently contributing in the passing game.
"We need to do better".
Carroll said he thought Carson's sideline body language indicated he was exhausted, when in fact offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer pulled him from special teams assignments because he was running so well.
"It was definitely too little, too late", Lockett said after the game. (But) Brian had taken him off a couple things (on special teams) because he was running the ball well. I misread a little bit of something happening. But it wasn't to bench him; it wasn't like I was disappointed with him. I'm going to have the ultimate trust in him and continue to (in) this offense. And I thought that's what happened when I looked at him. "There's some things I definitely have to clean up".
"Remember, Mahomes' franchise-record-tying performance came during a week in which the Trubisky discussion centered on missing an open Trey Burton in the end zone during a massive collapse against the Packers, and now Mahomes has an NFL-record 10 TD passes in the first two weeks of a season in which Trubisky is still looking for one". According to ESPN Stats & Information, Wilson became the first quarterback to be sacked at least 11 times in his first two games since Chad Henne (13) in 2014. The outcome was not helped by the unintentional grounding of the more effective back. He had three carries the rest of the game.
With about eight minutes left in the game and trailing 17-10, the Seahawks made a first down at the Seattle 45-yard line after two rushes by Penny. QB Russell Wilson was clearly irked, flinging his hands up at his sides as he walked toward the coaches on the sidelines, TV cameras catching Wilson muttering in anger. We failed to do that enough against him. "Coach keeps saying, 'It is going to be a process.' We want immediate results, but finding ways to win is very important, and we did that". I feel like their defense beat us. "We got to find a way to make plays". But Prince Amukamara had other ideas.
It was the first pick-six of a Wilson pass since his rookie year of 2012.
"I don't see it that way", Nagy said. "He just got fooled on it".
Trubisky started the Bears' second possession by overthrowing a wide-open Taylor Gabriel on a deep pass into Seattle territory.