Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne and receiver Ben Obomanu did not practice today because of knee issues, as the team practiced inside in jerseys, sweats and no helmets.
Cornerback Kennard Cox (hamstring), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (concussion) and linebacker Malcolm Smith (concussion) returned to practice this week after missing last weeks’ game at San Francisco.
Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) is listed as a full participant on the injury report.
We talked to Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable about the success of his offensive line against the best run defense in the league last week, running for 126 yards against San Francisco.
“I mentioned it to them last week, I thought the Baltimore game was a prize for them, to got out and do that against them,” Cable said. “And I thought this was the second prize, and they accomplished it the right way.
“I think it’s just part of their growth though, to be truthful here. It’s just showing them that you can go against the best defense, and you can accomplish your goals, and you can accomplish what you’ve set out to help you team win. And I think that’s what this whole program has become about – what is my role, and what do I have to do to help this team win. And I think that group has really kind of embraced it.”
Cable also said he was pleased to see fullback Michael Robinson selected as a first alternate to the Pro Bowl team.
“I have a running joke – I think the fullback is just a pseudo-guard,” Cable said. “And so I think he has to buy in like they do up front in terms of where he fits. … And so you’re just like a lineman to me, and you have to be in the right place at the right time. And Mike’s been exceptional at growing that way.
“He’s not maybe the most physical guy at it, but he’s very intelligent, and he’s just continued to grow like everyone else.”
On the speculation that a college or pro head coaching job might be in his future, Cable had this to say.
“I have no idea – I really don’t,” he said. “I mean I love what’s going on here. I love what Pete’s doing, and him bringing me here has been really kind of a blessing. So I just worry about Sunday, and so I don’t know what will happen after that. I really don’t I haven’t thought about it.”