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Tarvaris rests arm

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Nov. 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm with 7 Comments »
November 18, 2011 2:02 pm

Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst took all the pass plays in practice Friday as starter Tarvaris Jackson rested his injured pectoral muscle. It follows the pattern of work Jackson has undergone since coming back from the injury sustained in the NY Giants win.

“Tarvaris did very well in practice yesterday and couldn’t throw today,” coach Pete Carroll said. “He did a little bit of work, today … the way we’ve been staging it, we go all the way to game day and have him throw and he should be able to do it by what we’ve seen the last few weeks. We kinda think we have a feel for it, but he’s not comfortable today.”

As was the case last week, “he can throw one day and then he’s got to rest a few days before he can come back and throw again,” Carroll said.

The effects? “He misses the opportunity for the installation at the end of the week,” Carroll said. “He has to kind of think through the routes and read through them standing behind the quarterback. It’s just not the same but we still feel confident in his factor helping us win. He looked really good a day ago, so that’s how we’ll go. It’s not the way you’d design it at all; he needs the work and it’s going to accumulate somewhere but hopefully we’ll be able to play through that.”

Carroll said he felt the team had a good week of practice despite the natural concerns over the knee injury that caused right tackle James Carpenter to be lost for the season. Carroll said that both Carpenter and right guard John Moffitt will have their knee surgeries on the same day next week. He joked (presumably) that the two would be in the same room for “simultaneous surgeries,” with Moffitt on the left and Carpenter on the right, as they would be on the field.

The good news for the Hawks, though, is the guys who suffered concussions recently: Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor and Dave Vobora are all available to play Sunday at St. Louis. The two players with hamstring issues, Atari Bigby and Anthony Hargrove, will be monitored until game time.

Carroll said that the injuries to Carpenter and Moffitt will not cause them to change their offensive scheme, as replacements Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan have both started this season and are up to speed on their assignments. “Whenever somebody gets hurt, the heart gets crushed a little for the guys, but the other side of it is the opportunity. These guys come to play here; they’re going to jump at the opportunity and go for it.”

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  1. Good news getting those guys back!!

    If Rice can’t get open this week he should be kicked where he remembers it!

  2. The only team more cursed than the Seahawks is this week’s opponent:

    “Several sources have confirmed Rams left tackle Rodger Saffold has sustained significant chest injury and may need surgery according to Tony Softli of 101ESPN in St. Louis.

    The injury occurred when he was lifting weights.”

  3. hawkfan777 says:


    I agree. Haven’t the Rams gone through like 5 or 6 CB’s this year?

  4. The Rams seem to have massive injury problems every year. CB has been their problem this year, WR last year and OL in the past.

  5. It’s nothing compared to our WR situation at one point in ’08. At one point, we were without our top 7 WRs (and that includes one of them being a QB!).

  6. bird_spit says:

    Every year since 2005 I had hope going into the season that there was a chance to go deep into the playoffs. That ended last year when I (we all ) knew that with Pete would come a complete rebuild. Also, expectations for this year were also lowered. Come spring of 2012, I will again have high expectations for this team, regardless of the QB position.

    Pete C has to have the same expectations. We need to have these guys on the right side of the OL to perform like its their position to loose. With 1/2 the season left, they have a chance to make their mark and establish a NFL career. Lets hope the these guys have that in their head come Sunday. I want to see run after run to the right side. They need to be in the same mode that our team was in prior. We might even see good pass pro. Establish the run, and let the strength of the Rams D play on their heals. Go hawks! Definitely not a year with high expectations, but fun to watch the PC philosophy become reality.

  7. yellaman says:

    just remember this rebuilding processes is in its 2nd yr. The Oline is going to take a least the rest of this year and next yr before it is ready for a championship run. unfortunately, with the right side injured this may push back the lines development. The Oline typically takes 3 yrs (50 starts) to gel and become one cohesive unit. The defense is on its way up with a secondary on the rise but we just need to probably get a DT & DE (pass rushing type). The offense needs to draft a QB next year to be the guy in 2013 and another RB & OL- like left guard. WR we should be set with for the next couple of years (barring injury)

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