Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne’s knee apparently still is giving him some trouble.
Hawthorne did not practice today, along with defensive end Raheem Brock (calf). Cornerback Byron Maxwell (illness) did take some reps in practice and was limited, along with fellow cornerback Kennard Cox (hamstring).
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) fully participated in practice today and again threw the ball with pace. Specially, I thought Jackson practiced with great tempo today and seemed to be getting the ball out much quicker as he went through his progressions.
For St. Louis, quarterbacks Sam Bradford (ankle) and A.J. Feeley (thumb) did not practice, along with defensive end Chris Long (ankle), kick returner Quinn Porter (abdomen) and defensive tackle Fred Robbins (back).
Offensive tackle Mark LeVoir (chest) and defensive end Eugene Sims (ankle) were limited.
Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about how the offense feeds off of the way Lynch runs.
“I think it’s contagious,” Bevell said. “It gets everybody excited. Sometimes the runs are blocked for one or two yards. Obviously the run for a (15-yuard) touchdown, he just got engulfed. And all of sudden he slips out for whatever it was, a 15-yard touchdown. I mean those are impressive plays. And it’s not only him. I mean there’s guys finishing up front, Russ (Russell Okung) had a big block on the backside to kind of clean him off.
“But I think that attitude, the toughness and the tenacity he has is contagious for the rest of the guys.”
Bevell also talked about facing a team like the Rams for the second time this season.
“First of all you have familiarity, so that helps,” he said. “We’ve had a little bit longer on this one, too, with us playing on Thursday. You’re just trying to figure out what kind of wrinkles they’re going to give you. We try to say, ‘What have we shown, and where do we need to go?’
“I wouldn’t say it’s tough. It’s just that you’re trying to play that cat and mouse game the second time