Some of the reporters who regularly cover the team, led by Everett Herald reporter John Boyle, pitched in and got Seahawks head coach Jim Mora a visor from Long Beach State baseball’s program, which is informally nicknamed the Dirt Bags, in honor of his comments last week for the holiday season
Mora then proceeded to tell us that he received a box on Monday from a record company in San Diego called Dirt Bags records. The record company sent him some hats, stickers and key chains with the company’s logo on them.
“If you see the offensive linemen walking around with hats, that’s where they’re from,” Mora said. “I’ll say this: The way they played on Sunday was much more like the way we want them to play. And so that gives us cause for hope, and was good sign that came out of an otherwise dismal day.”
As far as the injuries, Mora announced that Jeff Robinson has replaced Kevin Houser as the team’s long snapper. Houser suffered a collapsed lung in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, but is out of the hospital and at home with his family now.
Aaron Curry is doubtful for Sunday’s game, which means Will Herring will likely start at outside backer. Curry hasn’t gotten back the strength in his left shoulder to allow him to return to practice.
Receiver Nate Burleson (ankle) remains doubtful for Sunday’s game, although he is out of the boot. Deion Branch will continue to start in his place.
Running back Julius Jones (ribs) will not practice today because he’s still sore, but should be available for the game Mora said Jones will probably practice on Thursday.
Receiver Ben Obomanu (hamstring) will do some special teams, but right now is questionable for Sunday.
Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh returned from former teammate Chris Henry’s funeral this morning at 5 a.m. and made it over to the facility to attend this morning’s meetings.