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Rice returns to practice

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm with 1 Comment »
November 10, 2011 6:02 pm

After being a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral muscle) was a full participant this afternoon.

And receiver Sidney Rice (foot) returned to practice today as a limited participant after sitting out on Wednesday. Tight end Cameron Morrah (toe/knee) also practiced on a limited basis for the first time this week.

Linebacker David Vobora remains sidelined with a concussion.

For Baltimore, running back Anthony Allen (thigh), safety Ed Reed (shoulder) and linebacker Terrell Suggs (knee) did not practice.

Linebacker Brandon Ayanbadejo (head), linebacker Darnell Ellerbe (thigh), receiver Lee Evans (ankle) and tight end Kris Wilson (calf) were limited.

Center Matt Birk (neck) was a full participant in practice.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley addressed the issues his defense had stopping the run last week against Dallas.

“They did a good job with leverage and they attacked the perimeter on us a little bit,” Bradley said. “Some of that’s on me – just adjusting and to help our guys out. We saw repeated plays. You’d see a play run and we’d stop it and then we’d see it two plays later and they’d get five or six yards.

“I think the big thing that we saw was we had some missed assignments. The one that broke through and went for about 35 yards, 40 yards, that was a missed assignment and I think it’s just for our players to see that. It’s every play. It’s a good back that they have and you really have to be on your assignments. I think just tightening those things up will help us.”

And although Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco has a pedestrian 76.9 passer rating, Bradley said that Ravens’ signal caller has a big arm and can create big plays with speedy rookie receiver Torrey Smith’s ability to stretch the field.

“They were looking for someone like that because they are such a heavy zone team,” Bradley said about Smith. “And then you’ve got to really load up to stop the run and they need someone that is a threat to go deep on to keep you from always playing single safety middle where it’s one-on-one with the corners.

“They do a good job of that. They’ll take their shots. I think Flacco’s rating is in the 70s but it’s because a lot of the passes he takes – I mean, they take shots. It’s not hit a spot pass or a five-yard pass, it’s to take shots. So maybe his completion percentage is a little bit lower but when they take the chances, they make some big plays.”

Notes from practice
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Good news about Morrah. Hoping to see him get on the field soon.

    Single high safety with corners isolated? Sounds a lot like what Seattle wants to do on defense anyway.

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