The Seattle Seahawks practiced for about 90 minutes this afternoon.
Defensively, as Holmgren stated during today’s press conference, Lofa Tatupu did not practice today, but watched from the sidelines.
Darryl Tapp worked at left defensive end with Patrick Kerney out with a shoulder injury, while Lawrence Jackson worked at right end with the first unit.
If Kerney misses Sunday’s game it could be a problem for Seattle defensively because he’s the only one that commands a double team.
Defensive coordinator John Marshall said Jackson needs to step up and produce with Kerney out.
“Just like we tell all of the players, when your number’s called you’ve got to produce at a starter’s pace,” Marshall said. “He’s not a rookie anymore. He’s had enough learning. Now it’s time to get out there and go.”
Offensively, Koren Robinson went through individual drills but watched the rest of practice from the sidelines. Leonard Weaver (sore foot) also did not practice.
Also Matt Hasselback (back, knee) and Will Heller (knee) did not practice.
Seattle will have to deal with a talented Philadelphia defense that likes to blitz. Seattle center Chris Spencer said playing against Tampa Bay a few weeks ago should help in the team’s preparation.
But the most important thing will be communication between quarterback Seneca Wallace and the rest of the team to make sure the offense knows where the pressure is coming from.
“When you’ve got guys that bring it like they do we’ve got to be quick and precise,” Spencer said. “We’ve got to be able to recognize things. And you know we’ll change it up a little bit. We’ll change up the snap count, being able to go on two and making them show things is going to be key for us.”