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Carroll: Williams a game-time decision

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm with 2 Comments »
November 26, 2010 1:55 pm

For the third straight day, receiver Mike Williams did not practice for the Seattle Seahawks, wearing a boot to protect his strained left foot while he watched from the sideline.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Williams will be a game-time decision, with a chance he could still play on Sunday once trainers work him out during pregame at Qwest Field. Williams was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report

“We’re going to work him out on game day,” Carroll said. “We’re going to hold him out until then, and if he can go, and go full speed, then he’ll be involved.”

If Williams can’t go, Seattle will use a combination of Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Brandon Stokley to replace his production on the perimeter, with Ben Obomanu likely staying at his spot as the team’s starting flanker.

Carroll said that Tate sitting out a few weeks helped him in terms of the rookie receiver learning the offense and having a better feel for the game, and that he’s playing faster because of it.

Cornerback Marcus Trufant returned to action on Friday, finally passing tests for his concussion symptoms after missing the first two days of practice this week. So Trufant went through a full workout with the team and has been cleared to play.

“He’s going to be okay,” Carroll said about Trufant. “He did everything just right as far as passing his tests, made it through today fine, so he’ll be playing on Sunday.”

Mike Gibson will be Seattle’s starting left guard, as Chester Pitts did not practice this week because of an ankle issue. Gibson worked with the first unit offense. This will be his third start at left guard this season.

Carroll also said he does not know if fullback Michael Robinson (hamstring) will play on Sunday. Robinson had been limited in practice during the week, but provides some versatility to Seattle’s offense if he can go. Robinson has missed the last, four games. Robinson is listed as questionable.

As far as the rest of the injury report, offensive guard Chester Pitts (ankle), tight end Anthony McCoy (ankle) and defensive tackle Colin Cole (ankle) did not practice and are out.

Gibson (ankle), Tate (ankle), Chris Spencer (finger), Matt Hasselbeck (left wrist), Stokley (calf), Chris Clemons (ankle), Lofa Tatupu (knee) and Trufant (concussion) all were full participants and are probable for Sunday.

For Kansas City, cornerback Brandon Flowers (hamstring) did not practice and is listed as doubtful for Sunday.

Offensive tackle Brandon Albert (groin), offensive guard Ryan Lilja (foot), tight end Tony Moeaki (head) and receiver Dexter McCluster (ankle) were full participants in practice and are listed as questionable, while safety Jon McGraw (head) was a limited participant in practice and also is listed as questionable.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Good news about Tru. Even if he hasn’t been playing his best lately, they need him out there.

    Interesting about Obo staying at flanker. While I think Williams will be a go, if he’s not, I have a hard time seeing Butler playing much at split-end. He has such a difficult time getting off the line. I actually think we’ll see a healthy dose of Tate there. But if BMW can play, I’m excited to see how much Tate will play in the slot. It will be interesting.

  2. Butler should use that judo move that Donald Driver did vs CHI in the playoffs of ’06. When the CB goes to chuck the SE, the WR counters by using the force of the CB against him. The WR grabs the CB’s wrist and pulls that CB around and behind him, like a throw – using the pull on the CB to propel himself downfield faster. Driver got away with it – no ‘holding’ or other calls.

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