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Wednesday injury report: Okung limited

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm with 22 Comments »
November 10, 2010 4:37 pm

Practice just finished up for the Seahawks and the guys have headed back to the locker room.

As head coach Pete Carroll noted during his press conference today, the Seahawks had a couple guys back, with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane full go and working with the first unit.

Offensive tackle Russell Okung (ankle) was limited, but did get some work in team drills and was moving a bit gingerly, but is coming along.

Guys who did not practice today include WR Golden Tate (ankle), FB Michael Robinson (hamstring), TE Chris Baker (foot), DT Colin Cole (ankle) and LB Lofa Tatupu (knee)

RB Marshawn Lynch (leg) was limited, but both Tatupu and Lynch should be ready to go on Sunday.

The Seahawks also had a lineup change along the front line, with Mike Gibson working at right guard and Stacy Andrews working at right tackle with the second unit. Chester Pitts got all of the reps at left guard, with Okung and Tyler Polumbus splitting reps at left tackle.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, do you see Gibson and Andrews at RG / RT respectively, with the second unit, a precursor to bumping Lock should he struggle again this Sunday?

    Also, I had read Lofa came out of Sunday’s game after a shot to the head, but it’s his knee that kept him out today…? Thanks.

  2. It’ll be good to have Pitts at LG for the rest of the year.

  3. CamasMan says:

    Eric,

    Is it Thursday already? ;)

  4. Dukeshire: Gibson worked with the first unit at right guard while Andrews worked with the second unit at right tackle. I haven’t heard anything about a head injury for Tatupu, but I’ll check into it. His injury is listed as a knee on today’s injury report.

    CamasMan: It just feels like Thursday. Thanks, it’s been corrected.

  5. variable575 says:

    Wow, If having Gibson play right guard means Andrews will get what he wants and is better at–even better, bye bye Lock(as a starter)–then I’m all for it. New combination that might be more efficient. Plus I like Gibson, he has that mora “nastiness” that you want to see in a guard. That said, I have seen him get handled a few times. I’m sick of watching Locklear stink it up, and moving Andrews to tackle might limit the penalties we see called on him clearing up what has been a heavily penalized right side thus far.

  6. At least Gibson knows how to count. That’s an upgrade in itself at RG. Still, it’s pretty sad when our starting RG was out of the league a few weeks ago and nobody was willing to take him. Such is the life of a Seahawks fan who would one day like to see solid offensive line play.

  7. Other than obviously sucking, why the change up? It sounds like if Andrews moved to RT and was playing with the second unit, then Locklear is still starting RT.

    With all the injuries that keep happening, it’s probably best to keep Polumbus as a backup LT even though he’s probably good enough to replace whoever ends up playing RT…

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Gibson at RG? I like it. Andrews has not played well there, I can’t imagine Gibson would play any worse and likely an upgrade.

  9. 2 tix + needed for AZ game. exteam631@yahoo.com

  10. “I’m sick of watching Locklear stink it up, and moving Andrews to tackle might limit the penalties we see called on him clearing up what has been a heavily penalized right side thus far.”

    Amen. Will be very happy to see #75 replaced. What a disappointment since he signed his deal. Thought he would be a cornerstone.

  11. The thing with Lock is that he was a good RT until he signed that contract. He’s 29 years old so it’s not like he’s over the hill for an offensive lineman. He should still be in his prime but his production is nothing compared to what it was about three years ago. It’s almost as if he got paid so he didn’t have to try to perform well anymore. I know that’s probably not the case but, no matter what, he sucks now and about three years ago he was a good RT. Sure, he wasn’t Pro Bowl good, but he wasn’t worthless like he is now either.

  12. signed that contract?

    He was asked to take a pay cut and was on the trading block this off season.

    U expect 100%

    me personally… i’d tell the hawks to go .. them..

  13. “Mike Gibson working at right guard and Stacy Andrews working at right tackle”

    Finally! Its about time Andrews was moved to tackle! Next, its time for him to take Locklear’s starting job. Once Andrews gets acclimated to RT again, I think he’ll give us some power at RT like we haven’t seen in a long time.

    I don’t much like Gibson’s play, but he’s all we have. With Andrews moving over, RG is the weak link in the line now.

  14. He signed his BIG contract after the ’07 season. Then he proceeded to have a much worse ’08 (injury or no injury) and was brutal at LT when he played in ’09.

    You’re right about taking the cut in salary prior to week 1 of this season, but if that’s your analogy if him signing that “big” contract, how do you explain his play in ’08/’09 when he played at a much lower level (after signing the 5 year deal worth $32 million with over $12 million in bonus money — Yes. That’s right. That’s the “big money contract” I was talking about.) Why did he get worse as a 27 year old? And contue the badness as a 28 year old?

  15. Bobby’s right, Ruskell gave Locklear LT money and Locklear has failed to earn it. He doesn’t play like his heart is in the game. O line in the NFL is a damn difficult and thankless job and not very many guys can’t cut it. Locklear doesn’t play with enough intensity if you ask me.

    Hopefully Andrews will lock down the RT position. He’s 6-7 so naturally he struggled at guard against those squatty DTs, but he could be a real beast at RT.

    I would expect RG to now become a rotating series of players undergoing tryouts: Gibson, Hamilton, Babre, White, and whomever we sign next. May the best man win.

  16. “Bobby’s right, Ruskell gave Locklear LT money and Locklear has failed to earn it. He doesn’t play like his heart is in the game. O line in the NFL is a damn difficult and thankless job and not very many guys can’t cut it. Locklear doesn’t play with enough intensity if you ask me”

    That point was made the strongest by his play last year – he looked very disinterested to me, as his QB was getting killed.

    Can’t really blame management on this one – before he got the big deal, he looked like was going to earn it, seemed good enough to be the heir apparent to Walt.

  17. yellaman says:

    This line shift puts lock on notice that next F#$^ up and he is replaced by Andrews. Lock would have been replaced already if not for injuries to the Oline to start the season. Keep up the good work Edub

  18. princeaden says:

    Can anyone tell me the exact nature of Red Bryants knee injury?

  19. chuck_easton says:

    Bryant suffered a torn MCL and has undergone surgery to repair it. He’ll be on crutches for at least 6 weeks and then he can start re-hab. He’s done for the season but it is reported he should be OK for off-season workouts next spring.

    At least it wasn’t an ACL.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    As far as knee ligament tears go, MCL is the “best” on to have. Heals the most quickly and unless it’s a complete tear, generally don’t require surgery. Big Red will be just fine. Thankfully.

  21. CamasMan says:

    Regarding Locklear, he played solid games in run blocking during the past two games. He had a terrible running game against AZ. Go figure…

    I’ve seen this a few times in Locklear’s career. He plays a stinker in the running game one week and follows it with virtually no mistakes the week after.

    Note that Ganther was so bad in Oakland that they pulled him and had Gibson play FB. Against the Giants, we had no FB at all. Let’s hope Robinson gets well soon. Lynch does best with a buddy in the backfield.

    Here are my recent reviews of the running game:

    New York: http://www.nwsportstalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2970
    Oakland: http://www.nwsportstalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2950
    Arizona: http://www.nwsportstalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2911

  22. princeaden says:

    Chuck and Duke, Thank you for the clarification. As Duke said, thankfully it wasn’t the ACL. Get well Big Fella.

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