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Wednesday injury report

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm with 18 Comments »
September 22, 2010 4:44 pm

Not much to report in terms of practice today. Offensive tackle Chester Pits got some work at left guard and left tackle with the scout team today, but likely is still a week away from being ready.

The starting offensive line right now remains Tyler Polumbus at left tackle, Ben Hamilton at left guard, Chris Spencer at center, Stacy Andrews at right guard and Sean Locklear at right tackle.

One player who continues to receive praise is nose tackle Colin Cole. In his second year with the team, Cole has flourished in the scheme change up front as more of a two-gap nose tackle. He has nine tackles on the year, good enough for a tie for fourth on the team with linebacker Aaron Curry.

Cole’s change up front is from more of a one-gap penetrating tackle in last year’s traditional 4-3 scheme.

“He’s been very effective in the first couple games and really given us good play,” Carroll said. “The style really suits his makeup. In another style of defense he wouldn’t really suit it as well. This is one that really fits him, and so it’s been a good match for us.”

On the injury front, for Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill (calf/Achilles) is out. RB Quinton Ganther (knee), LB Will Herring (non-injury) and T Russell Okung (ankle) did not practice.

LB Matt McCoy (quad) was limited in practice. And G Ben Hamilton (knee), T Chester Pitts (knee) and WR Mike Williams (thigh) were full participants in practice.

For San Diego, WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and RB Ron Mathews (knee) did not practice. And LB Stephen Cooper (knee) were limited participants in practice.

Notes from practice
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, do you see them holding Okung out until after the bye at this point, or bring him back against the Rams, if he’s ready? (The thought is that missing one more game is really two more weeks of healing.) Thanks

    Cole’s play has been a real nice surprise. The irony of him playing a better 2 gap is that part of the reason Green Bay (Schneider) let him go was that when they made the switch to 3-4, they didn’t feel he could play a solid 2 gap. They drafted Raji to play there. He is a huge reason the run defense has been so stout the first two games.

  2. I actually thought Cole had a fine year last year. He wasn’t great, but he didn’t suck like some thought he did. I think they just looked at his contract and expected more. I understand this, but we knew he wasn’t going to be a difference making DT in the first place. And overpaying for FAs was a specialty of Tim Ruskell.

    It’ll be nice to (probably) have an Okung/Pitts left side after the bye. We just can’t be worse than 2-2 going into it (I’m pretty sure we won’t be).

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I agree, he played well last season, for the most part. But there were too many times he was easily neutralized by getting in his gap and moved out of the play. By holding the point, then reacting to the play and shedding his blocker, he’s freed up to make more of an impact.

    Regarding Pitts; I’ll believe it when I see it. I really want him to return to something close to pre surgery self, but I’m skeptical at this point.

  4. Dukeshire: I’d be surprised if Okung plays next week, but who knows? Maybe he will look real good when he starts practicing next week and they go with him. But with the way Polumbus is playing I would expect them to be a little more patient with Okung. There’s no need to rush him at this point.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    That’s my suspicion as well.

  6. HeliJoe86 says:

    Duke, Maybe Im wrong but wasn’t cole a priority to resign for GB but he left because he wanted to be a starter?

  7. Dukeshire says:

    My impression had always been that while they did like him, they didn’t project him as the NT in a 3-4 they really wanted. Perhaps it was his age as well. At 28, they may have wanted to start the new scheme with a younger NT. In any case, Ruskell offered him more than the Packers, we know that. lol.

  8. A lot of people have been wrong about Colin Cole. Out of college he went undrafted. He was slow to develop like many D linemen who blossom late (Chuck Darby, Rocky Bernard, Sam Adams to name a few). After 2008, Green Bay was loaded with big DTs and had the opportunity to draft Bj Raji, so they had no need to keep Cole. Ruskell saw value in him and gave him $21M, but Mora and Bradley couldn’t figure out how to make him look like a $21M player last year. Carroll figured it out right away. I like to see a guy like him succeed. He just keeps working at it.

  9. Carlsonkid says:

    “Back for the first time after sitting out the season opener because of a one game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, linebacker Leroy Hill injured his ankle/Achilles’ tendon against Denver. Pete Carroll said Hill will be out for a while. It’s the third straight season Hill will miss time because of an injury..”

    Leroy, boy, you’re my friend
    You say how and I’ll say when
    Come and meet me down the street
    Take a seat, it’s my treat
    You may not ever get this chance again
    That empty feeling’s just about to end.

    Talkin’ ’bout life and what it means to you,
    It don’t mean nothin’ if it don’t run through
    I got one thing to say, you know it’s true
    You got to find some time to get this thing together.

    Hill has all the talent in the world . And the brains God gave a doorknob . This year has been an utter disaster concerning him ; I have to feel at least a little disappointment concerning his potential , and at the same time he deserves whatever happens .

    It’s too bad we can’t count on him . It’s even more disappointing that his team mates can’t either . Injuries are usually not the player’s fault . But everything else they do off the football field probably is …

  10. I don’t think doorknobs are too happy with you right now.

  11. snydro22 says:

    Who knew Walt Whitman was a Hawks fan?

  12. That’s hard to come after,
    May be eric,or Duke or Bobby k can answer my question?
    When all OT are able to play what the hell are they going to do with all of them?Use some of them as guards,or RB’sSpeaking of big running backs what’ his face from NJG wants a trade.Can he still run?

  13. bird_spit says:

    Hell..i’ll take a cut at that…

    Not a bad problem to have. They will compete for time at guard and tackle. If I were Locklear, I would not look behind me. I’d be working to get better, cause there are three other OTs that can take your job. Also, with the luck of this group, injury is right around the corner. Also, as goal-line TEs.

  14. snydro22 says:

    Here’s something to chew on:

    Courtney Greene plays for the Jags now, and he is a playmaker for them..

    Last week – 11 tackles, a FF, FR and INT..

  15. Dukeshire says:

    That was a big day. Of course he had only 1 tackle in week one. I liked him, hope he follows that up and continues to play well.

  16. Ruskell actually wanted to bring him back but got too cute about it – just like with Justin Forsett. He paid with Greene but not Forsett.

  17. snydro22 says:

    He only had 1 tackle in week 1 because Smith started ahead of him, and Smith might be back this week too, but still.. If he continues to play like that when he gets his chances he could be what I’d consider the best case scenario for Kam Chancellor..

  18. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Ruskell is an idiot, only an incompetent buffoon would draft a freaking linebacker in the top 5, especially one who can’t rush the passer.

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