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Today’s inactives: RB Jones out, Steven Jackson in

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 29, 2009 at 9:00 am with 13 Comments »
November 29, 2009 9:00 am

No surprises this morning. Even though Seattle running back Julius Jones was a limited participant in practice for two days, there were concerns about his safety in playing with a bruised lung, so he’s inactive today.

And for St. Louis, even without practicing all week because of back spasms, running back Steven Jackson is active and will start for the Rams.

However, the Rams will be without two starters on the offensive line in Richie Incognito and Jason Smith. Fullback Mike Karney also is inactive. Mark Setterstrom will start at right guard, and Adam Goldberg will move over from right guard to right tackle for Smith.

And for Seattle, Red Bryant (knee) also is inactive today.

Here’s the full list.

Seattle.
RB Julius Jones
S Jamar Adams
OG Mike Gibson
OG Mansfield Wrotto
DT Red Bryant
TE Cameron Morrah
DE Derek Walker

QB Mike Teel will serve as the third quarterback

St. Louis
QB Marc Bulger
RB Chris Ogbonnaya
CB Danny Gorrer
FB Mike Karney
OG Roger Allen
OG Richie Incognito
OT Jason Smith
WR Jordan Kent

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  1. Mansfield Wrotto must simply be terrible.

    I’m in a bad mood, so I’m going to do something I hate… second guessing way after the fact…

    We “trade” Hutch and a 3rd round pick to the Vikings for Burleson. That 3rd round pick was 13 picks after the Saints drafted Jahri Evans. But it really doesn’t matter, because Ruskell hates small college players, and since Evans went to Bloomsburg (in PA), he never would have considered him anyways.

  2. Crap I was really hoping Jackson was out!

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I was thinking the same thing last night. How bad must Wrotto be, that a better option is to play a center with a busted thumb on his snapping hand and keeping Unger at RG, than to move him over and put Wrotto in. That’s how bad he is. Spencer snapping with his off hand is better than healthy Wrotto. Yikes.

  4. What about Vallos? Wasnt he the backup center?

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Last year and before all the injuries that forced Unger to guard. He really is worst case scenario.

  6. Spencer is not only better snapping with his left hand than Unger would be at Center, he also has a bad back, and he’s still the best O lineman on this team the past few weeks. He’s been criticized unfairly around here i think. He also has the disadvantage that the guy playing to his right isn’t very good yet. Playing injured and playing well is what real pros do. Spencer is proving himself.

  7. One disadvantage Unger has is playing next to a Center who sucks.

  8. Willis pretty much stink too. His side is weak on pass protect every week.

  9. devisscher says:

    As much as I would love to say otherwise but, Spencer sucks. Simply sucks.

    He was bad before zone blocking, he still sucks now. If his contract gets extended, be prepared for a few top picks the next few years. This guy plays center, but how many line calls does he make? How many times have we seen pressure come up the freaking middle? The first play of the game,that rookie MLB came untouched through the middle.

    This line is so bad none of them would start on 90% of the other teams. It wouldn’t even surprise me if some of our starters would get cut on other teams.

    Just watch this on Locklear, and he’s supposed to be our best lineman playing right now: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d8147c8d7/Jared-Allen-wired

  10. I don’t think Spencer sucks as bad as he used to, and I think he has improved (couldn’t get any worse though)… but he’s simply gets injured too often and he’s not as efficient as he needs to be. Go ahead and admire him for playing through pain… but lets allow someone to take over who doesn’t have an extensive history of being injury prone… We’re talking about multiple injuries per year too (not just 1 freak injury)…

  11. Even against the Rams, our O-line showed it’s weakness – at least our D-line, playing against a weak opponent, looked better today. We really got a pass rush going for once (I know, it’s against the Rams), but you can see that it makes all the difference.

    Hass still had little time to throw – our pass blocking is really lousy – Willis is no good, Lock is nowhere close to Jones (obviously), and I’m not even sure he’s good enough to be a starting LT.

    Forsett looks real good – maybe his 40 time at the draft wasn’t up to par, but he doesn’t look at all slow to me – - and he consistently makes guys miss in the open field. He’s looking like the bright spot of the entire season.

    It’s good to at least know we’re not the worst team in the league. Small comfort.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    A win is a win and when they are in short supply as they have this year, you take them where you can get them. But, that was as uninspired an effort as I’ve seen all year. Forsett, Hawthorne and few others not withstanding, that was the look of a team playing out the string, cashing paychecks. It’s my opinion Mora does not have this teams ear. But, a win is a win.

  13. devisscher-
    Wasn’t as aware of how well Matt played for the pressure he was under, until I watched that video, thanx!

    Interesting that, like Warner, Matt’s completion % goes up when he’s under pressure. http://profootballfocus.com/gstats.php?tab=by_team&season=2009&gameid=1548&teamid=29&stats=p&playerid=408

    MIN was Lock’s worst game this season, though he’s only played in 5 games so far. He was facing Jared Allen. http://profootballfocus.com/by_player.php?tab=by_player&season=2009&page=2&surn=L&playerid=1805 Lotta OLs fared worse vs Allen than the Hawks. http://profootballfocus.com/by_player.php?tab=by_player&season=2009&page=1&surn=A&playerid=1847

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