Good morning. We’ll talk about the game and other Seahawks-related stuff this morning at 11 a.m. during Monday Morning Qb. So come and commiserate Seattle’s poor effort in the final quarter against Washington.
For now, check out what’s out there for reaction on Seattle’s 23-17 loss to Washington on Sunday.
Here’s my game story, which focuses on the third and 19 play from midfield where Anthony Armstrong beat Brandon Browner for a 50-yard touchdown, his first catch since Oct. 23.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that it’s time for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll to crack on repeat offenders regarding penalties. Couldn’t agree more.
Defensive tackle Alan Branch went through workouts this morning, but ultimately did not pass the tests set forth by Seattle’s training staff and is inactive today with an ankle issue.
So that means Clinton McDonald will get his first start at defensive tackle.
There were no other surprises for Seattle today.
For Washington, Santana Moss returns from a hand injury and will start, but former Seattle players offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer will be inactive for today’s game.
Seattle received the University of Memphis product in a trade with Cincinnati for Kelly Jennings just before the season started.
At 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, McDonald offers Seattle versatility because he’s stout enough to back up Mebane at nose tackle and quick enough to fill-in for Branch as the pass-rushing defensive tackle.
McDonald said he’s looks forward to a chance for more playing time, and is just trying to continue the high demands set by his teammates.
“Those guys have been great examples and have set the standard for me to come in and make plays,” McDonald said. “To watch what they do and the kind of effect that they have on the game, coming in I feel like I can make somewhat of an impact following their lead.”