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Friday’s practice — Leonard Weaver limited

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 31, 2008 at 2:45 pm with 13 Comments »
October 31, 2008 2:45 pm

We’ll start with the news on Patrick Kerney, whose shoulder is more seriously injured than initially thought and who will be heading to Birmingham to be examined by Dr. James Andrews, who did the surgery to repair the labrum in Kerney’s shoulder in the offseason. (Is it just me, or is Dr. Andrews making a killing off the Seahawks this year? He should just move to Seattle and become their team doc.)

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said the medicine that Kerney had taken during the game last week, when he injured the shoulder, started to wear off as the week progressed, and that’s when Kerney’s shoulder became increasingly sore. Holmgren said they will know more on Kerney next week.

He said he actually watched Baraka Atkins more this week than he did Lawrence Jackson and Darryl Tapp, mostly because the latter two already have played and know what is expected of them. Atkins has been inactive six of the seven games and this will be new to him, for the most part.

Leonard Weaver did not practice again because of a sore foot, though he did some running off on the side. Holmgren said a pile of bodies landed on Weaver’s foot in the San Francisco game. He said Weaver will be a game-time decision, but even if he can play Owen Schmitt will get increased time and have a bigger role.

Lofa Tatupu also is a game-time decision. He had a helmet on at practice but did not participate. He has the strained groin.

The team practiced inside today because of the rain, and Holmgren said they are likely to be inside for the rest of the season. He said he prefers the natural grass, but you can get stuff done inside that you can’t outside with inclement weather. Believe me, this inside is far better than the bubble that the team had at the old place.

Offensive coordinator Gil Haskell said he thought Seneca Wallace looked very crisp today. I think Koren Robinson also has looked increasingly spry. He has made some cuts this week in the open field that I have not seen him make in his previous weeks. He seems to be getting in better shape every day. You can see why they liked him so much early in his career.

Notes from practice
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  1. HawksFan42 says:

    5 days for the pain med to wear off? Give me some …

  2. It was probably a cortisone shot…you dont want it

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Cortisone shots don’t work immediately and tend to last longer than 5 days. I’d be very surprised to learn he received a cortisone shot during the game. But I’m far from an expert, so…

  4. Maybe K-Rob can be the big-play guy this week, like the Church Van was last week.

  5. OutSydeDog says:

    LOL HawksFan42. watsoni, I’m with Dukeshire on immediate impact. Had to be something else, obviously (Holmgren’s favorite word):)~

    Canfan…I’m with you, I think (hope) K-Rob is being re-born here. I look forward to him doing more big things before this season is over.


  6. Matt, Lofa, Kerney… uhhh…

    Maybe Trufant, Mebane, and Walt are next… So, before I say the season can’t get any crapier, I’m sure it can and it probably will…

    F-ing SB refs. F-ing Stealers.

  7. NickLicatasucks says:

    You have to watch Atkins because if you don’t specifically lock in on him then you will not notice him being on the field. The dude is the invisible man. That’s good if you are an offensive lineman….

  8. livinglargent says:

    Since they are going to be playing outside in the rain on Sunday, wouldn’t it be better to practice in it?

    I still don’t know what Atkins is here. He was outperformed in camp and pre-season by Babin, yet Babin was cut. And Atkins has played in 1 out of 8 games so far. Swell.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    That’s an easy one. Ruskell drafted Atkins. Former first round pick, Babin, was not. On the flip side, I don’t think anyone has picked Babin up, so it’s not as if we’re talking about pro bowlers here.

  10. airbags says:

    the pack just released kabeer gbaja-biamila…

  11. Chris de Lemos says:

    I’m pretty sure Weaver hurt his foot when he landed on it after leaping over people during one of his early runs. He went up pretty high and landed on one foot pretty hard.

  12. KGB isn’t what he used to be but he’s a hell of a lot better than Aint-kins.

    Still, if we don’t win tomorrow (and/or if Matt doesn’t come back at all)… we’re done and why would we want someone to make us better when it doesn’t matter?

    F-ing SB refs. F-ing Stealers.

  13. largent17 says:

    I enjoy reading BobbyK’s responses…I live in Stealer country and hate every one of them!!…I still get s$#t from them too…its nice to know that I’m not the only one that hasn’t forgotten that ‘scripted’ SB XL…the only other thing since then that has been that obvious before its played out is the election’08…

    Remember all the SB commercials that sported Stealers holding the trophy before it ended?…

    f-ing SB refs, F-ing Stealers.

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