SEATTLE — Coach Pete Carroll mentioned the Seattle Seahawks won’t herald one other kicker this week after Blair Walsh missed all three of his area objective makes an attempt in Sunday’s 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Carroll rapidly dismissed that risk on his 710 ESPN Seattle radio present Monday.
“No, we will not,” Carroll mentioned earlier than noting that Walsh had made all however considered one of his makes an attempt this season earlier than Sunday. “He’s 12-for-13 going into the game, guys. That was a hard day for whatever reason. We didn’t kick the ball off very well, either. It was just a hard day to kick the ball for us.”
After a recreation the Seahawks misplaced by three factors, kicker Blair Walsh did not blame the inclement climate or windy situations for his three missed area objective makes an attempt in opposition to the Redskins on Sunday. He merely mentioned, “Those kicks were on me.”
Walsh has been reviving a profession that acquired off observe throughout his ultimate two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, who launched him final November. The Seahawks signed him to a one-year deal over the offseason earlier than letting longtime kicker Steven Hauschka go away in free company.
Walsh missed huge left on his three first-half makes an attempt Sunday, from 44, 39 and 49 yards out.
Carroll mentioned Walsh was having bother throughout pregame warm-ups whereas kicking in swirling wind at CenturyLink Field. Walsh did not blame the moist situations when requested if that was an element, saying, “Those kicks were all me.”
Carroll reiterated on 710 ESPN Seattle that the Seahawks would have despatched Walsh out to aim the game-winner had they gotten in area objective vary on their ultimate possession. The Seahawks acquired so far as Washington’s 38-yard line however took a sack on the following play that pressured them to strive a Hail Mary from the 46, which fell incomplete ultimately zone to finish the sport.
“I was counting on [Walsh] to kick the winner,” Carroll mentioned. “I figured he’d have made it, and I would have gone with him with no hesitation.”
Carroll additionally mentioned the Seahawks are nonetheless not sure of the extent of the groin pressure that knocked operating again Eddie Lacy out of Sunday’s recreation.
Free security Earl Thomas (hamstring) and defensive sort out Sheldon Richardson (indirect), who did not play Sunday, are additionally unsure for Thursday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Cardinals in Arizona, based on Carroll. Running again C.J. Prosise (ankle) is predicted to play.
Defensive finish Dion Jordan may make his Seahawks debut this week. He’s been on the Non-Football Injury listing whereas recovering from offseason knee surgical procedure and commenced practising two weeks in the past. The group has till subsequent week to activate him to the 53-man roster, however Carroll mentioned Jordan is “ready to go” and that there is a likelihood he performs Thursday night time.
The Seahawks might have a necessity for defensive finish depth this week with Marcus Smith within the concussion protocol after hitting his head in a collision with teammate Ok.J. Wright on Sunday.
Jordan, the No. three decide by the Miami Dolphins in 2013, hasn’t performed since 2014 due to accidents and his third NFL suspension.
“He had a very good week last week,” Carroll mentioned. “I’m thrilled about that for him in particular because it’s been such a long haul to get back. We’ll see how we can mix him in and find a spot.”