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Rice all but ruled out for Thursday

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm with 11 Comments »
November 29, 2011 1:51 pm

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gave his most definitive statement on a player not suiting up for an upcoming game during this afternoon’s conversation with reporters, all but ruling out receiver Sidney Rice for Thursday’s contest against Philadelphia.

Rice suffered his second concussion in three games early in the second half against Washington.

“There’s no recovery time here,” Carroll said about Rice. “You need to get all the way until Thursday on the testing cycle to have a chance. So he doesn’t really have a chance to get through all of that. He won’t practice today. He won’t do anything today, and so this format basically rules him out. He doesn’ta have much of a chance at recovery here.”

Carroll said that Ben Obomanu would get his sixth start of the season with Rice likely out, with Golden Tate continuing to see more reps.

Carroll said that quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will practice today, and the plan is that he will play on Thursday.

“He knows how important it is to get the reps in,” Carroll said. “This is the big day of the week in preparation, so he’ll be pretty active. This is more that he’s done, which is interesting in particular because it’s a short week. This is a lot to ask of him, but he feels good enough to do that, so we’ll see him working today.”

Carroll said the team will not throw a lot of full-speed routes this afternoon, except for a short portion of practice where the team will go full speed before dialing it back for the remainder of practice.

Carroll said the fact that Jackson can work today is sign that his injury is improving, because he has not been able to do that in week’s past.

And in terms of Jackson’s velocity, Carroll believes that he can still make all the throws with the injury to effectively lead the offense.

“When he needs it he can go to it,” Carroll said. “He’s not going to throw a bunch of them, one right after another in practice. He’s saving himself a little bit. But he’s certainly can gun it up when he needs to. His arm is still a really good NFL arm. And he has a great arm when he’s 100 percent healthy.”

Former Seahawks offensive tackle Walter Jones was in the house today, making his rounds through the locker room to say hello to players before practice.

Jones looks to be in good shape and was in good spirits.

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  1. Tell Jones to make a comeback! He’d still be better (IF healthy) than most LTs in the NFL, including Okung (no disrespect to Okung either). How’s his knee doing, anyways?

  2. chuck_easton says:

    Big Walter is only 2 years away from first ballot HOF. If he makes a comeback now the clock is reset for the automatic 5 year waiting period.

    Mr. Jones should stay retired and we will get our second HOF’er. Third if the rest of the country finally wakes up and realizes Tez is WAY overdue.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Walter come back please! we need you! You could play another five years and still be top ten!

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    And the Rice disappearing act continues! Even my girlfriend,(who doesn’t know much about football), said he looks too skinny to be playing football!

  5. MadSweeney42 says:

    Dingdong Mora had about 4 topics to talk about during the game that he repeated over and over and over. One of them was how much TJ’s pect bothered him, but he made so much out of it that it was embarrassing. Now, I have no doubt that the pect is very sore and bothers him, but when Mora was mooning over the pain he goes through with every throw they’d show TJ moving his arm around and/or throwing the ball and not once did TJ even so much as wince when he did it. He seems to have little to no problem physically. His problems are all mental. As in, there’s an 8 man blitz on 4th and Game and instead of lofting it to a 6’5″ WR being covered man-to-man, I’m gonna try a 5 step drop and wait for someone to break free only to be swallowed by the collapsed pocket that even GeorgiaHawk’s GF knew was gonna happen.

    As for Mr Jones, if he showed up at the facility and looked healthy and happy, that’s just outstanding. One of the best to ever play the game who’s season ended a few years early due to injury… If he’s pain free, or close to it, then congratulations and don’t even think about so much as pushing a VW Bug up a hill! Enjoy life knowing you’re lucky that your knees aren’t the size of watermelons and you’re not downing $100 worth of vicodin a day!

    As for Cortez the King, it’s sad, but I don’t think he’ll ever get in without a seriously weak class of finalists. I believe he deserves it, but no one wants to Cantonize a defensive player of the year on a 2-14 team.

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Do we have the worst luck with o-lineman as regards to injury or what? This year Carpenter and Moffitt. Last year Okung/Unger! I could go on and on!

    Mabey we should just draft a o-lineman or two every year until this injury plague subsides?

  7. bird_spit says:

    You just have respect Walter Jones, period. But it must seem odd that when he looked around that locker room, only one guy in the room actually knew him in his playing days. I would hope Gallery gave him the respect he deserved, and I’d hope every one of those OL men lined up to shake his hand with the hope that his magic would rub off on them.

  8. MadSweeney42 says:

    Georgia,
    As much as we’ve had OL problems, I think the Rams have consistently been savaged by OL injuries the last half decade or so. Hmmm, seem like all our problems really started around the time a certain collie molesting poison piller left the team in one of the most disgraceful contract shenanigans ever in the NFL. I very rarely wish injury on a player unless they’re true scum like Leonard Little, but I do relish the Vikings’ terrible seasons and massive disappointments since then.

  9. MadSweeney42 says:

    I also forgot to add the point of my Tarvaris rant above. Perhaps with Rice out and what had to be some very candid admonitions about his blitz pickups he will not lock onto one receiver and utilize the full complement of the route tree.

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    MadSweeney42-Kwinky dink or not, it sure seems like this o-line demise started with the Hutchgate!
    Now moving forward we will need in my estimate three more drafts of high round o-lineman to make up for it!Lol.

  11. Walt was a rock of stability for a long time though. Never had to worry about him being hurt for a long while.

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