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Clemons tweaks ankle; Rice and Gallery still out

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm with 26 Comments »
September 8, 2011 4:40 pm

The news is about the same for the Seattle Seahawks on the injury front.

Offensive guard Robert Gallery and receiver Sidney Rice did not practice for a third straight day, so it appears unlikely that either will be ready for Sunday. However, we should get official word on their status after Friday’s practice from Pete Carroll.

Also, defensive end Chris Clemons injured his ankle during a walk-through before practice in the team’s indoor facility, and did not practice with Seattle this afternoon, according to defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

Clemons had surgery on that same ankle during the offseason.

“He just tweaked his ankle a little bit in walk-through if you can believe that,” Bradley said. “So he got treatment, and we just wanted to make sure he got enough treatment for it.”

Linebacker David Hawthorne (knee) was a limited participant in practice, working mostly with the scout team, allowing rookie K.J. Wright to take most of the reps at middle linebacker with the first unit.

“K.J.’s been getting the majority of the reps,” Bradley said. “And he’s been playing really well in the preseason, so hopefully – I don’t know what’s the latest with the trainers – but whatever the case I think the team has a lot of confidence in K.J.”

Bradley said defensively they will gear up to stop the run, like the Seahawks usually do when Seattle faces San Francisco.

“We believe they’re a team that’s going to try and run the ball,” Bradley said. “I mean they’ve been effective. They had over 200 yards rushing against Oakland, so we know that’s what they want to do. And if opportune times come to get pressure on them if it’s not a four-man rush, we’ve got to take advantage of those.”

So it’s still about stopping Frank Gore with the Niners?

“No doubt,” Bradley said. “You know all three of those running backs have been playing pretty good in preseason. And I know Coach Solari, he’s got those O-linemen playing really well right now. So we’re getting into a mindset that we’re just going to have to be flexible. We kind of have our base game plan, with a chance to adjust a little bit depending on what we’re seeing. But the whole premise is to stop the run.”

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  1. Skavage says:

    Final score Sunday… Seahawks 20, 49ers 16.

    A defensive TD for the Hawks makes the difference and a bend but not break defensive effort forces three niners fg’s. Of course the niner TD is on a pick 6 from T-jack one series after he teases us all with a textbook 80 yard drive topped of by a sweet fade route to MW… :)

  2. Ewalters7354 says:

    I really am looking forward to the day the Hawks host the season opener as Champions.That’s gonna really be an earthquake.Go Hawks!

  3. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Oh no. How come we always have the bad luck with injuries?

    And screw the damn run, how are we going to stop Braylon Edwards, Michael Crabtree, and Vernon Davis?

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Of all the injuries, I’m most concerned about Heater. Clem has been non exestiant all summer and the line has not suffered, IMO. I don’t get Rice’s injury. Are we dealing with a Carlson situation? What exactly is the issue with his shoulder?

  5. I know – I want details on Rice too. When is he back?

  6. Dukeshire says:

    ACIB – since when are you a fretter? You’re concerned about Crabtree? Lol. And personally, I welcome Chancellor matching up on Davis. As for Edwards, the balls he doesn’t drop I’m sure Tru can handle.

  7. Braylon was in the top teir in NOT dropping passes last year as crazy as that may seem.

  8. GriffinNW says:

    I was pretty excited about this Rice signing, but ever since it seems like he has been sidelined with this injury. Has the team released information about it? Pretty annoying.

  9. Soggybuc says:

    ACIB we have a secret weapon that will keep Crabtree, Davis and Edwards from any effectiveness. and it’s called Alex Smith!

  10. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Alex Smith murdered us last season in embarrassing fashion.

    “Dukeshire says:

    ACIB – since when are you a fretter? You’re concerned about Crabtree? Lol. And personally, I welcome Chancellor matching up on Davis. As for Edwards, the balls he doesn’t drop I’m sure Tru can handle.”

    Crabtree is super talented and would be a star on a team with a good QB. You better hope Thomas is on Davis, not Kam. Edwards got over his drop problem last season and news flash, Trufant hasn’t been good since 2007.

    If Gus Bradley is more concerned about Frank Gore having another fluke 200 yard game over a trio of talented pass catchers, he really should be fired.

  11. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are so good. What I wouldn’t give for a guy like that.

  12. raymaines says:

    Would you give the entire 2011 season?

  13. raymaines says:

    My worst nightmare is that the ‘Hawks go 1-15 and then either trade down out of the number one pick or select some guy from the (former) Big 12 just because he’s 6’9″

  14. GriffinNW says:

    Watching these teams play makes me think how crummy the Hawks are going to look as we grow and gel together…

  15. williambryan says:

    Well the hawks beat the same Saints team last year in the playoffs so maybe we should feel good about things?

  16. jarred767 says:

    While the win over the saints was awesome in every way, the realist in me has a feeling it may have been a bit of an aboration. I’d love to see us play great football this year, but I’m mentally and emotionally preparing myself for the reality that this thing might be a year or two out still.

    As for what I would give for a QB that could play like Rodgers or Brees….I might almost give an entire season…as bad as that may sound to some. Even with Matt here for the last 10 years, we really have no idea what it is like to watch a consistent Pro Bowler sit under center every work and go to town on opposing defenses. It’s amazing what that can do for the rest of your team.

    I think I just got more jealous as I wrote that :(

  17. jarred767 says:

    And seriously, enough with injury bug…it’s so frustrating. And really, we have guys getting injured in walk-throughs??? What did someone do to make us deserve this!!

  18. freedom_X says:

    I wonder if the kickoff coverage is so bad because specials teams have had so few preseason reps covering them (due to all the touchbacks.)

    If that were true, Jeff Reed’s short kickoffs may have helped Seattle’s coverage unit practice. If the 49ers have a strong-legged kicker – Leon Washington might be well-served to return everything, even 5 yards deep. The 49er units might be as ill-prepared as Green Bay and New Orleans’ units.

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Is the SOTAF,(state of the art facility), curse hitting the seahawks again?

  20. So Sidney Rice the superstar receiver who cant stay healthy. Weve been there before havent we

    Who else gets the feeling Sidney “Im made of glass” Rice wont even make 8 games this year.

    Superstars are only good if they get on the field, give me a hardworking healthy above average receiver everyday of the week over the supposed Superstar who never turns out

    Looks like the Vikes were right not to go after him to hard. They saw the writing on the wall

  21. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    “So Sidney Rice the superstar receiver who cant stay healthy. Weve been there before havent we”

    No we haven’t. Branch was no superstar.

  22. Dukeshire says:

    Davis is a matup nightmare for anyone. But getting him isolated on a FS is exactly what they’d prefer. I love Earl but that’s a mismatch.

  23. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Ouch, just got hit by a piece of the sky. Run. Take cover.

  24. Summary:

    Sidney Rice; worst acquisition ever, we’d rather have Jordan Kent. I mean, that guy hasn’t even started ONE REGULAR SEASON GAME FOR THE SEAHAWKS!
    James Carpenter; worst first round pick ever, and changing positions makes him less valuable because LG isn’t all that important and has traditionally not been lamented by the Seahawk “faithful” since 2006.
    Breno Giacomini; can’t be good because he wasn’t starting last year, even considering that he might still be growing into his frame.
    Pete Carroll; worst coach ever, only drafts guys if they are big or strong or fast, but no eye for talent. We’d much prefer a guy who drafted smaller, slower, weaker and less talented guys with “character”. Nobody would cry about that…

    Holy crap, I just got hit by a piece of the sky too.

  25. BobbyAyala says:

    Clemons hurt his ankle during a walk-through.

    A walk-through.

    A walk-through.


  26. scorpeeo says:

    The only big year you are going to get out of Rice is in a contract year. I can hardly wait for these first four years to pass quickly. Cause MAN watch out that 5th year!!

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