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Morning links: Wrotto back in the fold

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 14, 2010 at 10:54 am with 12 Comments »
September 14, 2010 10:54 am

According to multiple reports, including this one by fellow teammate Mike Williams, the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed offensive lineman Mansfield Wrotto to add depth up front with injuries to guards Mike Gibson and Max Unger.

Wrotto had played mostly offensive tackle during training camp when Alex Gibbs was the offensive line coach, but in the past he had played mostly guard for Seattle and should be a capable back-up for the team moving forward.

The team has not confirmed this move, or the corresponding roster moves that need to be made to add Wrotto to the roster.

My story today focuses on the issues concerning the offensive line. Specifically, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll discussed his team’s issues running the ball on Monday.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that Carroll offered a reality check on Monday after his team’s decisive win over San Francisco.

Rod Mar of offers these photos from Sunday’s game.

Clare Farnsworth of writes about quarterback Matt Hasselbeck taking advantage of San Francisco’s aggressive play in the back end of the defense.

Recently released Seahawks Owen Schmitt was signed by Philadelphia to replace former Hawk Leonard Weaver, who suffered a torn ACL against Green Bay and is out for the year.

Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa will call Sunday’s Hawk’s game against Denver on Fox.

Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks calls Seattle’s win over San Francisco the most surprising result in Week 1.

Denver Broncos

Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes that the Broncos only had one sack and no turnovers in a 24-17 loss at Jacksonville last week, and would like to create more turnovers.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post says the Broncos can’t let the losses multiply. Denver will be aiming for a victory against Seattle at home, otherwise they might be staring at opening the season 0-6. After Seattle, the Broncos host Indianapolis then travel to Tennessee and Baltimore, before returning home and Hosting the New York Jets.

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Leave a comment Comments → 12
  1. ljarllrajl says:

    More offensive line injuries?! When will it ever end?!?!?!?!?

  2. chuck_easton says:

    While I’m happy to see Wrotto back it does raise some concerns. Are the injuries to Unger and Gibson worse than reported? Is Okung really more than “a week or two away”? Is Pitts not responding as they hoped?

    We can’t have another season of O-line issues when things are just starting to look better.

  3. bird_spit says:

    Though the problems and injuries up front are a major concern, at the very least, we have a capable OC of scheming around the deficiencies. Can you imagine what would happen if we had OC Knapp? No need to imagine really..

    Back to my 8-8 dream. Denver would be the perfect opportunity to break the AWAY game bug, and to build confidence away from qwest.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    This had to be done. I’ve asked this a couple times, but to my knowledge Pitts has yet to make it through a complete practice, so until that happens, he can’t be counted on. Down two guards, someone had to be signed. Hopefully they get Okung back week vs San Diego.

  5. hambone08 says:

    Pitts should have been PUP’d IMO but I guess heinsight is 20-20

  6. devisscher says:

    ports Illustrated’s Don Banks calls Seattle’s win over San Francisco the most surprising result in Week 1.

    Read more:

    That had to be before the Monday night games

  7. kinger12 says:

    Can anybody tell me how that Fox line up for Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa can rank as the 2nd best they have – no matter how good Kenny and Daryl are – the “goose” adds nothing and is just a fat loud mouth that needs to get closer to the buffet table. He adds zero value to any commentary, you actually probably loose IQ points for every second he is on the TV.
    Actually have to agree Sam Rosen and the other dude did pretty good this weekend!

  8. snydro22 says:

    Unger has turf toe and Gibson should be fine.

    Hardly an epidemic.

    I’m anxious to see which two players get released to bring back Wrotto and Hill.. I really like everyone on the 53 man roster. Hard to see anyone go.

  9. snydro22 says:

    Well I jinxed that one. Unger has been placed on IR.

    For turf toe? That he played through and they said he would be back in a week or two? Ugh. He’ll be fine by week 4 but now we lost him for the season..

  10. bayareahawkfan says:

    Unger has either a broken or a dislocated toe, not turf toe, Snydro.

  11. snydro22 says:

    It was reported as turf toe yesterday. So far the news on that hasn’t changed, even if that’s the case.

    We’ll see. I think they just got a little anxious. Even a broken toe is not season ending, unless there is ligament damage, in which case I’d buy that..

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