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Carroll: Marshawn Lynch out for Denver game

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm with 13 Comments »
August 25, 2011 2:50 pm

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that starting running back Marshawn Lynch will not play this week against Denver.

Lynch hadn’t practiced since Tuesday, and was a spectator at practice today.

“He’s okay,” Carroll said. “He’s got a little bit of a sore ankle, and we’re going to rest him this week to make sure that we can get him well.”

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson talked to reporters today, emphasizing the importance of Seattle’s offense establishing some rhythm.

“We just want to move the ball and put some points on the board,” Jackson said. “We want to show some improvement. We want to get better than we showed last week.

“We want to cut down the penalties a little bit – to zero if possible. Execute the passing and the run game, and just make sure that we’re executing on all cylinders because this will pretty much be our last test probably of the preseason until the regular season starts.

Receiver Ben Obomanu will play this week for the first time in exhibition play. Obomanu is coming off of a minor shoulder issue, and Carroll just wanted to make sure that he’s okay.

Carroll said that Obomanu likely will play at least a half.

“Ben is looking great,” Carroll said. “We’ve had him out here quite a bit, but just not steady, full speed going out here with everybody. We got kind of glimpses of him, but this week he worked very hard. And remember Ben started the last half of last season and really made a difference for us, and he’s just picked up right where he left off.”

Expect to see Obomanu in the slot with the first unit when they run three-receiver sets.

Starting linebackers Aaron Curry (knee) and Leroy Hill (knee) were full speed today, and are expected to play on Saturday. But David Hawthorne (knee) will not play this week, which means rookie K.J. Wright will get his first start.

And safety Kam Chancellor (foot) did not practice, which means Josh Pinkard will get the start at strong safety next to Earl Thomas.

Defensive end Chris Clemons (ankle) practiced today and will play for the first time in preseason action.

“We don’t know how much we’ll play him,” Carroll said about Clemons. “But we just want to get him out there and start him”

Defensive ends Dexter Davis (hip) and Pierre Allen (hamstring) also did not practice today, and will not play in the game.

Carrroll said that Deon Butler (leg), Roy Lewis (knee), Colin Cole (ankle) and Cameron Morrah (toe) are not expected to come off the PUP list by the end of exhibition play, meaning it’s likely they remain on that list for start of the regular season.

“Right now we’re being real patient with that,” Carroll said. “We don’t expect them to make it by the first game at all. They’re not going to make it. It’s going to be awhile.”

Notes from practice
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  1. Man, what’s up with Morrah’s toe, I was lookin’ forward to him playin’ this year, WTF.

  2. His to is to ’11 as the toe of Unger was to ’10.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Please tell me those weren’t Jackson’s actual quotes. Those read like something straight out of The Onion. ” We just want to move the ball and put some points on the board,” lol. Incredible.

    And Lynch is okay, he’s just injuried. Those first 6 paragraphs… I’m actually a bit worried.

    Wright and Pinkard starting is good. Real evaluations. And with both Clem and Red in, let’s see if they continue with the over or back to an under tackle front.

  4. I was really looking forward to seeing Morrah do work. I think he’s a hidden roster gem.

  5. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Morrah might be a legitimate diamond in the rough, but let’s be honest here, he stood to see the least amount of time of any receiver. He’s quite literally behind Zach Miller and John Carlson (Wow! Just saying that made me excited for the season.)

  6. So! It’s official, Josh Pinkard starts in front of Mark LeGree…. LeGree to PS?

  7. raymaines says:

    As third pre season games go, this could really be huge for the team and for some individual players.

    Denver has a crap run defense so the ‘Hawks offence dog gone well better look improved. This starts with the O-line, but T-Jack better be studying film as we speak, go to bed early on Friday night and give a good show on Saturday.

    And on defense, please God, please don’t let Tim Tebow look like a Hall Of Fame QB on Saturday afternoon.

    Leon Washington has a chance to bump J-Forcett firmly into 3rd place. Obomanu could put a serious squeeze on Tate. K.J. Wright has a chance to make the final roster. Deon Butler might start to sweat, Roy Lewis, Colin Cole, and Cameron Morrah might start to look for new locations.

    And OMG, did Lofa over play his hand or what. I love that guy and really hope he has his mortgage paid off.

  8. I think there is no doubt that KJ Wright I think most definitely makes the team.

    I don’t think Cole has much to worry about – Morrah probably not but who knows.

    I do think that Butler and Lewis should be shaking in their boots right now!!!

  9. Was Okung practicing?

  10. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    We should cut Curry and bring back Tatupu. At least he’s definitely Pro-Bowl quality when healthy.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Legree may go to the PS but he’s been working at FS behind Thomas, so can’t read too much into Pinkard starting ahead of him.

  12. Package Tate,Jennings,Curry for a Second Round pick or for a great player now before the Trading Deadline . Why is Jennings still here? Mr. Toast!!

  13. Glad we’ll get to see the other 3 rb’s. I personally think Lynch is #3 of the 4. at best. Obviously, PC doesn’t agree with me!

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