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Strong expected to practice, play

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 4, 2006 at 2:44 pm with 11 Comments »
December 4, 2006 2:44 pm

FB Mack Strong did not suffer a high ankle sprain, as coach Mike Holmgren feared Sunday night. Strong should be able to practice this week and play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Holmgren said. This is very good news for the Seahawks because Strong is the only true fullback on the 53-man roster and the only person on the team qualified to do what he does (in terms of handling all intricacies of the offense from that position). Again, it’s not a high ankle sprain. “It’s more of a side, lateral type thing,” Holmgren said.

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  1. D_Master says:

    When madden says “I don’t understand why they (Hawks) don’t go down field more”, you must know the play calling is too conservative.

  2. Finally just little good news.

  3. I sure hope Weaver is up to speed for next year. I don’t know how much longer we’ll have my favorite player (Mack) on the roster. There aren’t a lot of 35 year old fullbacks in the NFL.

  4. wedlock says:

    This may have been asked earlier.
    Did not having Mack Strong in the line-up affect the play calling?


  5. This is off subject, but one comment I seem to see in the blog is how the Seahawks are not like last year…not “blowing” teams out. If you look, the Hawks won by 10 or more points 7 times last year (including Indy who didn’t play starters). This year, they have 4 so far. Of the 4 remaining games I would not be shocked if they beat SF, AZ, and Tampa by more than 10 points …thereby equaling this stat from last year. If I remember correctly, they won some ugly games last year…Cowboys, Giants, SF, and Tenn). No Sando-quality research here but I just wanted to comment on this notion that we aren’t the same team we were last year. Granted, our offense and defense need work, but last year was an unexpected success, and this year we expect to be mistake-free. Just different perspectives.

  6. PapaHawk says:

    Without seeing the coaches tape, its tough to know why things happen like they do. However, whenever they pushed it down the field, they had some success (except for the Bailey interception, and that was single-coverage). I have got to believe that Holmgren’s MO in this game was to run the ball more than he threw it. That the Denver D was softer against the run than the pass, and that in order to beat Denver, you had to take advantage of running opportunities. I think its safe to say that Denver’s best players on defense, play in the secondary and linebackers.

    Mack is a vital part of this offense, we have no Maurice Morris to back him up…again, too bad Weaver is out. He could have been helpful when Shaun was down at TB, now he could be helpful with Mack banged up to spell him at FB. I’m sure he is even more disappointed. Too bad Kirtman hasn’t stepped up. m_b…so correct you are, things aren’t that bad, are they? we’ve played against better defenses this year than last. Last year we played against some pretty bad defenses. Also, lack of o-line continuity has hurt the running game.

  7. Does anyone know where a clip of the Josh Brown hit can be found?

  8. Birdfinger says:

    Is there any word if they’ll bring Kirtman up to back up Strong? Or is Kirtman struggling so bad that a back up tight end, playing out of his position, is actually the better option?

    I don’t know if I should disappointed to think Kirtman is that bad or to be impressed that Heller is that talented??

  9. roddychops says:

    that’s the best news of the day: mack will be back.

    i was suprised at the lack of injury updates during the game and got panicky on top of panic that mack might be out for a while.

    rub some dirt on it and get back in the game. good man!

  10. buddhabrad says:

    Game ball= Will Heller

    He was not all that bad, considering the situation. The guy stuck his nose in there and blocked. It’s one thing to fire off the line and hit a guy 1 foot away. It’s another to get a running start and take on an end or LB who is flying in with 2-3 steps of momentum (inertia?). And in the freezing cold, it hurts even worse. In the 3rd Q, he was pretty good on the “chip” blocks over Ashworth, too.

  11. According to the NFL site, Heller is 6’6″, 265 lbs. That is a big man to be coming at you out of the backfield. If nothing else, he ought to make it hard to see Alexander behind him.

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