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Southern California or his first eight seasons in charge in Seattle
02-13-2019, 08:21 AM
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Southern California or his first eight seasons in charge in Seattle
Whether it was his first two stops in the NFL Authentic Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , his time in college at , Pete Carroll has never started a season with three consecutive losses.That's 12 seasons in the pros and nine in college during which Carroll has been able to avoid a disastrous start to a new campaign. And it's what the Seahawks will be trying to avoid Sunday when they host the Dallas Cowboys."There's only a couple of undefeated teams in the NFC right now and let's hang with that. Let's hang with them," Carroll said. "I don't want to get behind that number right now, so we've got to get a win."What's been called a roster reset multiple times by Carroll and other Seahawks has struggled to get started. Seattle's offense has looked inept at times, its quarterback confused and its defense vulnerable. The Seahawks understand the rarity of dropping to 0-3 and still being able to turn around the trajectory of the season."I'm not going to give you a cliche. You don't want to be 0-3," Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said.Dallas is still trying to solve all of its issues, but at least has a victory after knocking off the New York Giants at home last week. The Cowboys' defense was exceptional against the Giants, holding rookie Saquon Barkley and New York's run game to 35 yards on the ground, and sacked quarterback Eli Manning six times. The Cowboys are second in the NFL with nine sacks through two weeks, and now face the offense that's surrendered a league-high 12 sacks so far, six in each game."We've continued to try to build the talent level on our front seven and try to create competitive situations where guys are fighting for roster spots and fighting for playing time and hopefully when they get out there that competition brings out the best in them," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. "Obviously, those can be very impactful plays."The Cowboys are 5-2 in September road games since 2014, one of those losses coming in the opener against Carolina. Seattle hasn't lost a home game in September under Carroll, going 13-0 since 2010.RUN AROUND: For two weeks, the Seahawks have failed to follow through on one of their major offseason priorities of returning to being a run-first offense. The Seahawks had just 16 carries for 64 yards in the opener. After committing to running more in Week 2, they ended up managing only 74 yards on 22 carries against the Bears. There was also Carroll's confusion about the conditioning of starter Chris Carson, who didn't have a carry in the second half against the Bears.SILENT ON SEATTLE: New Dallas secondary coach and passing game coordinator Kris Richard turned down interview requests before his reunion with the Seahawks. Richard spent the first eight years of his pro coaching career in Seattle, the past two as defensive coordinator. He was fired in a retooling of Carroll's defensive staff.The Cowboys have blitzed more the first two weeks than in the past under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. From the start, Richard has said the Cowboys embraced the idea of him bringing new concepts."I do think the DNA of both guys in terms of what they believe in coaching is real similar," Garrett said. "I think that reflects on how they teach technique and the schemes that we use."WIN SOME, LOSE SOME: Seattle is expected to get Wagner (groin), rookie starting cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring) and guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring) back after missing time with injuries. Wagner and Flowers missed the loss to Chicago Womens Connor Williams Jersey , while Fluker has been out since the third week of the preseason with the hamstring problem.While those players appear set to return, the Seahawks could be without starting center Justin Britt (shoulder), while linebacker K.J. Wright (knee surgery) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin (knee) are still at least a week away from getting back on the field.WEAKNESS IN NUMBERS? The Cowboys are using 11 roster spots — roughly 20 percent of the 53 total — on receivers and tight ends. They added a receiver without releasing one this week by bringing back Brice Butler. He spent the past three seasons with Dallas before signing with Arizona in free agency. The Cardinals cut him at the end of the preseason.The Cowboys are 30th in the NFL in passing in their first season without tight end Jason Witten and 2014 All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant. Dak Prescott has thrown for at least 200 yards just twice in the past 10 games going back to last season.LOCKER ROOM VISIT: Garrett said it was a little strange when Seattle safety Earl Thomas approached him in the Dallas locker room following the Seahawks' victory last December . During his offseason holdout, Thomas made it clear he wouldn't mind the opportunity to play elsewhere, with Dallas possibly at the top of his wish list."I've never had that happen before, an opposing player comes into your locker room. But we have great respect for him," Garrett said. Antonio Callaway didn't take long to run into trouble with the Browns.The fourth-round draft pick and wide receiver from Florida, who arrived in Cleveland with a history of issues while in college, was cited early Sunday morning for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.According to a report by police in Strongsville, Ohio, Callaway was pulled over in his car after he failed to yield to on oncoming traffic. Police found a "small amount" of marijuana and cited Callaway, who was stopped on a day off for Cleveland's players at training camp.To make matters worse, Callaway didn't inform the Browns of his legal matter."I am surprised at this," coach Hue Jackson said following Tuesday's practice. "He has been great. We have had no slipups, no issues. This is a young player, who obviously made a bad decision or bad choice. I have to find out. Believe me, when we find out more of the facts, I will tell you straight out, exactly what it is when I know."The Browns selected Callaway in this year's draft despite his checkered past. He was suspended last season for involvement in a credit card fraud case, and he provided a diluted urine sample at the NFL combine in February.That offense caused teams to stay away from him, not the Browns.In April, general manager John Dorsey said the team had "done extensive background" checks on Callaway. At the time, Dorsey http://www.dallascowboysteamonline.com/g...aim-jersey , who joined the Browns in December, felt assured that Jackson and receivers coach Adam Henry would be able to mold him and keep him out of trouble."I'm still confident in that," Jackson said. "I think what John said is absolutely right and I support him 100 percent. We've been fortunate over the last couple of years where we haven't had things crop up."I truly believe in our process and how we go about it and how we talk about things. So, again, this is something I'm glad is happening now so we can deal with it and move forward. I think our locker room understands how we handle business. This young man will definitely understand how we handle business, too."Jackson said he wants to learn more about Callaway's situation before commenting on whether the team will discipline the 21-year-old. Jackson said he has spoken to Callaway "quite a bit" about his behavior."This is surprising to me," he said. "He is a young guy. Here is something that had happened and we have to deal with it. To understand it first, before I talk about consequences or anything, is important."Callaway was already in Stage 1 of the league's abuse program because of his diluted sample. He could be subject to a fine because of this infraction.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, "The matter will be reviewed under the NFL-NFLPA substances of abuse policy."Callaway's off the field problems at Florida were extensive.In 2017, he was cited for marijuana possession as a passenger in a car driven by a known felon. Callaway pleaded no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia and was fined.A year earlier, he was accused of sexual assault, prompting the university to suspend him while the incident was investigated. Callaway eventually was found not responsible during a student code of conduct hearing, but he acknowledged under oath he was high on marijuana at the time of the alleged assault.Callaway's driving infraction came hours before the Browns traded disappointing wide receiver Corey Coleman to Buffalo. That move caused the team to elevate Callaway, who has had an impressive training camp, into the starting lineup before Thursday's exhibition opener at the New York Giants.The Browns released a statement saying they were aware of Callaway's citation and "are in the process of gathering more information and will comment further at the appropriate time."And while they're dealing with Callaway, the Browns are still waiting for former All-Pro Josh Gordon, who is away from the team to deal with health issues. Gordon has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for violations of the league's substance abuse policy.Jackson said he still doesn't know when Gordon will return."Josh is still doing what he needs to do," Jackson said. "And again, he will be back at some point in time."Because of Gordon's situation and the lack of experienced receiving depth, the Browns have also considered signing free agent receiver Dez Bryant, the former Pro Bowler released earlier this year by Dallas. Clearance NFL Jerseys
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