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Jackson limited, decision to play his call

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm with 7 Comments »
October 26, 2011 4:11 pm

Similar to last week, Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was a limited participant in practice this week, taking reps during 9-on-7 running drills and according to head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, taking reps and throwing the ball during walk through.

Bevell said the team will walk a fine line between getting Jackson ready to play, but pushing him too much so that he re-injures the strained pectoral muscle that kept him out of the Cleveland game.

“You’re always trying to walk the line of how much do you give them because you’d love him to have every single rep,” Bevell said. “You want him to have those looks .You’re just not going to do it.

“He had a bunch of reps this morning in the walk-through. We tried to give him some of those, and he did throw some of the balls in there. So then he comes out here and he gets some of the 9-on-7s and different periods. We’re trying to give him as much as we can, and then we’ve got to determine day by day really is how much he can get if he’s going to be physically able to play in the game.

Whithurst took most of the reps wiht the first unit during practice, with third stringer Josh Portis once again taking a handful or reps with the first team.

Bevell was asked how he thought Whithurst played against Cleveland, and had this to say.

“He played fine,” Bevell said about Whitehurst. “I think he can play better. I think he’d be the first one to tell you he could play better. There were some plays that he missed, but some plays that he made that guys on the other end didn’t make it for him as well.

“So basically it comes back to a collective effort. Everybody needs to step up when you have guys that aren’t in the lineup, and different starters at different positions. The next guys got to be able to step up and make plays.”

So is it Jackson’s call if he’s ready?

“It probably comes down to that at this point,” Bevell said. “Because the injury is something that there’s really not a lot of background on, and so we have to go by how he feels, and how he feels he can perform. There’s as certain level that you have to be able to meet obviously. And so he’ll have to tell us how close he is to that.”

Bevell also talked about weighing the risk of Jackson’s re-injuring the pectoral muscle and being out for a long time versus playing.

“That’s why we have the great doctors and medical staff in there to be able to tell us that, “Bevell said. “And I think to be able to even tell T-Jack that – how far he can push it, and how far he can take it. And I really think in this case they’re going off a lot on what T-Jack is telling them, because there’s not a long history with quarterbacks that have tried to plays with this specific injury.”

Along with Jackson, running back Marshawn Lynch (back), tight end Zach Miller (neck/head) and center Max Unger (foot) were limited participants in practice.

Cornerback Brandon Browner (non-injury related) did not practice. Safety Kam Chancellor (back) was a full participant.

For Cincinnati, LB Thomas Howard (hamstring) and LB Rey Maualuga (ankle) did not practice. CB Nate Clements (knee) and LB Dan Skuta (groin) were limited participants.

And cornerback Kelly Jennings (hamstring) and cornerback Adam Jones (neck) were full participants. Jonnes is eligible to come off the PUP list and could play in his first game of the year this week against Seattle.

Notes from practice
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  1. Seems the best test of determining if a player Seattle drafted was a bust, is to put them on the spot once they’re on an opposing team. Won’t be surprised to see Seattle pick on Kelly Jennings if he plays.

  2. Please, please let TJ play. Losing to the Bengals and falling to 2-5 would just about end any hopes of making the playoffs. Even if they aren’t going to make the playoffs, I don’t want them to hand the division title to the Niners too early.

  3. Canfan, I hate to say it, but I think the niners clinched the NFC west when we lost @CLE 6-3.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Very happy Kam was a full go. Hoping Lynch, Jackson and Miller will be tomorrow.

    The playoffs would be great, obviously. But that’s not what this season has been about, at least to me. This year has been about the development of all the young first and second year players. And they have many very promising players on this roster. They also have many holes. This team, as I see it, is being built for a legit run starting in ’12 at the earliest and morel likely starting in ’13. It take time, but they are on their way.

  5. Clements, Jennings, Pacman Jones, a lot of familiar faces in the Cincy secondary.

    Really hoping TJ can play too – I guess it obviously affects his throwing motion, right? Don’t want to watch the same CW-led offense from last week against what appears to be a tough defense.

  6. Don Banks of says: “The really scary thing that strikes you about Charlie Whitehurst’s pathetic passing performance in Cleveland last Sunday was that he had two weeks to prepare for completing 12 of 30 attempts for 97 yards, or 3.2 per throw. How’s that sore pectoral doing, Tarvaris Jackson? Sorry I ever doubted you.”

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  7. silverado110 says:

    Dukeshire: I feel the same about this team this year..We are trying to build,We always want to win..The funny thing this year is how many of us did not want TJ as QB..LOL..He has seam to have done ok ,but we all know he is not our future QB.I think if we can get a QB in the draft next year TJ will wind up being a good back up when the new QB gets ready..For who are they going to draft..???Time will tell..If we loose this weekend Its ok..Our players are just mending together..Believe me I pay for the sunday ticket so i hate to waste money on that to watch seahawks loose..PS Its not ok for them to loose LOL..

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