Ugly as hell �� How Doug Baldwin described the Seahawks’ win, which was sealed by a fourth-quarter touchdown that marked their first of the season. Seattle is 1-1, but there’s plenty to be concerned about after two underwhelming games.
Marshall: Denver’s defense the best �� After holding Ezekiel Elliott to 9 yards in their 42-17 demolition of the Cowboys, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall quickly proclaimed that the Broncos have reassumed the title of the NFL’s best defense. We put the league on notice that we’re for real, he said. There’s no defense in the NFL like us. We’re the best.
Prescott makes no excuses �� Dak Prescott shouldered the blame for the Cowboys’ lopsided loss. I didn’t make plays. There is no excuse for it, he said, perhaps being somewhat overly critical after a game in which very few Cowboys performed to expectations.
I wholeheartedly agree with the commissioner’s statement. The NFL and its players, more than anything, have been a force for good. What our country needs right now is a message of unity, civility and mutual respect.
Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a pregame radio interview that coach Pete Carroll met with a few players individually Saturday prior to a pretty emotional meeting by the entire team later that night. The Seahawks walked onto the field after the anthem with players locking arms.
We showed we have power as people, and that’s what we were doing today. I think that it was super impressive, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said after the Seahawks’ 33-27 loss.