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Jackson a game-time decision

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm with 17 Comments »
November 4, 2011 1:46 pm

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (strained pectoral muscle) will be a game-time decision. Jackson fully participated during today’s walk-through practice after being a limited participant on Thursday.

Jackson is listed as probable on the team’s injury report.

“He’s ready to play at this point,” Carroll said about Jackson. “We know now what to expect, maybe more so. He practiced Wednesday and couldn’t practice on Thursday. So he threw a little bit today, and we need to see what happens by Sunday. … I don’t know until we get there.

“So we’re going to keep our fingers crossed. We’d love to have him going, and he’d love to play. And if it’s even close, he’s going to tell me he can. And so we’ve just got to evaluate it as we go. We’ll watch him throw during pregame and make sure he’s right.”

Carroll said defensive tackle Alan Branch (knee/hip) and tight end Cameron Morrah (toe/knee) will be game-time decisions.

Both players did not practice and worked on the side with trainers today. If Branch can’t go, then Clinton McDonald will get the start at defensive tackle. And the Seahawks likely will go with just Anthony McCoy and Zach Miller at tight end if Morrah can’t play.

Receiver Sidney Rice returned to practice on Friday after sitting out Thursday with a foot issue, and will play on Sunday. He’s listed as probable.

“He needed a little break yesterday, so we did that,” Carroll said. “But he came back and practiced today.”

Receiver Mike Williams (hamstring) fully participated in practice today and should be available on Sunday.

Linebacker David Vobora did not practice because of a calf issue and also will be a game-time decision.

Linebacker Leroy Hill (knee) and safety Kam Chancellor (knee) both fully participated in practice and are listed as probable for Sunday.

For Dallas, cornerback Mike Williams (hamstring) and running back Felix Jones (ankle) did not practice and are out.

Linebacker Sean Lee (wrist) did not practice and is doubtful.

Punter Mat McBriar (left foot) and offensive lineman Kyle Kosier (foot) were limited participants in practice and are questionable.

And quarterback Tony Romo (ribs) was a full participant in practice and is probable.

Notes from practice
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, When are you boys playing the Coyboys Club?

  2. Dukeshire: We couldn’t get on. Going back to Tour 18.

  3. DFloydd says:

    I am getting a feeling Sidney Rice is going to be another Deion Branch. Hurt alot of the time….same with BMW (who’s become non-existent). I am just so damn mad about the OL being worse each week. it is sickening at this point. I don’t want to hear anymore of this ‘give them time to gel”….hell, i bet on just sheer will and determination i could run block better than some of our guys and I am not a football player or athlete by any means: 6’1″ 185 lbs. but watching this inept line each week (I don’t wanna hear about injuries, rookies, etc.) I know you all hate the Steelers but look at them…they win consistently and their O-line is a revolving door for 3 years now….and NO their defense doesn’t always win their games for them….see Ben’s stats this year…and the last few…so a QB with a crappy line can win alot of the time….so what is the deal??? someone tell me….I am a diehard hawks fan and borderline Steelers fan (closet) please don’t beat me too badly…but someone bring me in from th eledge with a GOOD explanation of what the heck is going on?

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Eric – That’s too bad. Tour 18 is fun though, as you know.

  5. bird_spit says:

    I’d bet straight up that our boys win this one, if TJ is playing.

  6. I’ll take the points in a loss. Easy money. Of course, I said that (and lost) the Giants game, too.

    Sidney Rice has already made more impressive catches than Branch did in all of his (worthless) years in Seattle. Sure, it’s not what we want (yet), but you put him with an over-the-hill Favre and he’s damn good/great. If the OL and QB position could be improved, you’d see more from everyone else, too.

  7. pabuwal says:

    You will lose this one also. The Seahawks will easily cover the spread here.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Easily cover the 11? Lol. The could but it won’t be “easy” (they’re 1-2 this season vs the spread on the road). That is, they’re not winning by two TDs or more. And if you really thought that, your only play would then be to take them on the money line, but at only +110 (everyone in on the ‘Hawks ML) not much value left in that. IMO, this is a game that ought to figure into a 2 teamer rather than a straight bet, unless you were flush with cash. And then still, not a ton of value here.

  9. pabuwal says:

    Based on BobbyKs comments about the Giants game, I assumed he picked the Seahawks to lose by more than 11 points tomorrow.

    I think the game will be much closer than that.

  10. Obviously, TJack needs to start and play healthy for us to have a chance tomorrow, but I think that Cameron Morrah starting is huge also.

    Who would have thought back in September that TE would become a problem area for this team? The past two weeks TE was one of the big things that sunk the offense. Miller was out of the Browns game and was obviously less that 100% for the Bengals game. Morrah played but hasn’t really shown up yet. Anthony McCoy is terrible, awful, and I wish we had kept Byrd. Right now we need both a healthy Miller and Morrah to execute this offense well.

    Remember preseason? We had Miller, Carlson, Morrah, Byrd, and McCoy. I thought TE was going to be a big strength. Right now its a liability.

  11. * I didn’t mean Morrah should start over Miller. I meant he needs to be in the 2 TE sets with Miller.

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dallas played terrible last week. A team can’t play much worse.

    However when I think about this weeks game, I think about the Seahawks league leading sacks allowed-28, and now we have to face Ware who only had 4 sacks last week.
    I think about our #31 rushing offense going against the #4 rushing defense.
    I think about the last two games the Seahawks played in Dallas. 38-17 in 09,and 34-9 in 08. Both Dallas blowouts.
    With all that in mind I still think we are a better team this year then Dallas. And I think that we have more talent then Dallas.
    Will that mean a win for us? I hope so, but at least I see a better team on paper with a brighter future with the Seahawks, and there is now way I could have said that the last two times we played in Dallas.

    Here’s hopeing for breakout games from Thomas and Washington.

  13. This new format sure blows. On a phone the print is too small, major gaps, loads at same speed. and the more button takes you directly to other ads. I like reading about my Hawks but spend more time on profootball talk these days. Evidently they have computer weenies who get it right. Too bad because I really enjoy Eric’s style. I’m sure the PC and laptop users love it (as that’s what it was created for), but some of us like to check out the site on our breaks at work because Internet use is monitored and Insider is missing out on a growing group of people. I’ve got several friends who have echoed the same comments and are gone from the site. Well, take care Eric, and to all my Seahawk friends – go Hawks!

  14. pabuwal says:

    This site looks great on my mobile phone – I don’t see any of those issues.

  15. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    well been wearing a seahawk jersey for the day in a sea of cowboys fans. win or lose i love the hawks and think they have a bright future with this FO.

  16. akmac63 says:

    An uneducated thought: could BMW play TE? That could get him on the field while the other wideouts still play. Couldn’t be much worse than McCoy.

  17. Jusjamn says:

    Sounds like the Insider computer weenies are not Apple fans. Looks like crap on the iPhone 4.

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