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Archives: Aug. 2010

Aug.
30th

Curry sits out with injured elbow, Okung makes an appearance

The Seattle Seahawks had a light practice today, working for about an hour in jerseys and shorts and no helmets.

Veteran wide receivers T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch worked with the scout team along with linebacker Lofa Tatupu, perhaps a signal that we will not see very much of them on the field when the team travels to Oakland on Thursday.

Linebacker Aaron Curry was held out of practice today. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Curry hyper-extended his elbow against Minnesota and he does not know if he will be available for Thursday’s game.

However, Carroll said David Hawthorne’s hip injury is improving.

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Aug.
30th

Seahawks cut 4, down to 75 players on roster

The Seattle Seahawks trimmed four players off their roster in an effort to get down to 75 players by Tuesday’s deadline.

As earlier reported, defensive end Ricky Foley was released, along with receiver Kole Heckendorf, offensive guard Gregg Peat and kicker Clint Stitser.

The Seahawks also waived/injured defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis, who suffered a broken thumb against Minnesota.

The Seahawks now have until Saturday to get down to 53 players.

Aug.
30th

Report: DE Foley released by Hawks

Defensive end Ricky Foley reportedly has been released by the Seattle Seahawks as the team works to get down to 75 players, with a Tuesday deadline looming.

The Seahawks have not confirmed this move.

Foley led the CFL in sacks for the B.C. Lions last year with 12, but was running with the third unit for Seattle and played sparingly in Seattle’s game on Saturday against Minnesota.

Aug.
30th

Monday Morning QB live chat transcript

The Seahawks will practice this afternoon at 3 p.m. I’ll have a report after practice, but let’s talk about Saturday’s game here.

Aug.
29th

A closer look at Hawks’ sputtering run game


Seattle Seahawks running back Leon Washington looks for a hole (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia).

We’ve heard this all before. Offensive line guru Alex Gibbs was brought in to install the zone-blocking scheme, which may take awhile to take hold, but has been successful everywhere that he’s coached.

Well, we’re now three weeks into the exhibition season and Gibb’s version of the zone blocking scheme is looking much like former Seahawks offensive coordinator Greg Knapp’s version last season – basically spinning its wheels and going nowhere.

The Seahawks are averaging a paltry 69 yards a game during preseason play, ranking 28th overall in the league. That’s translates to 3.4 yards a game, which is not going to get it done once the regular season begins in two weeks.

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Aug.
29th

Morning links: Game reaction

Here’s a spin around some of the stories from the Seattle Seahawks’ 24-13 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.

Here’s my game story, focusing on Earl Thomas’ 86-yard interception return and the play of the defense.

Brandon Mebane says this year’s defensive line is more together, and he expects good things from them.

Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre had an up-and-down game, playing eight series and finishing 16 of 26 for 187 yards and two interceptions.

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Aug.
28th

Milloy on Thomas: ‘He responded today’

Only two injuries to report. Tight end Anthony McCoy has a sprained ankle and defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis has a broken thumb.

The defensive players were pleased overall with how they played, particularly with the three turnovers.

And they were on the field a lot – Minnesota finished with a 37:08 to 22:52 advantage in time of possession.

Part of that was the conservative play calling, which left Seattle in a lot of third and longs. Seattle’s offense was 2 of 15 on third down conversions.

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Aug.
28th

Final: Vikings 24, Seahawks 13

Not a bad performance by Seattle. Other than two touchdowns late against Seattle’s backups, the defense held Minnesota to 10 points.

The highlight of Seattle’s play defensively was Earl Thomas’ 86-yard interception for a score

Matt Hasselbeck finished the game unscathed, going 9 for 17 for 126 yards.

Seattle again struggled running the ball, finishing with just 44 yards on the ground.

Check out the full stats here, and I’ll be back with updates from the locker room.