Sorry, I refuse to call it Sports Authority Field. I’m also considering going back in history and just calling that football stadium in downtown Seattle, Seahawks Stadium.
I haven’t used it yet this year so here it goes — GET YOUR POPCORN READY — because we might be seeing a lot of Terrell Owens tonight.
Players not expected to play today for Seattle include quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, receiver Sidney Rice, running back Michael Robinson, cornerback Walter Thurmond, cornerback Ron Parker, defensive end Cordarro Law, linebacker Michael Morgan, linebacker Matt McCoy, linebacker Malcolm Smith, offensive lineman John Moffitt, offensive lineman James Carpenter, tight end Zach Miller, receiver Ben Obomanu and receiver Doug Baldwin.
With Rice, Obomanu and Baldwin out, Golden Tate and Deon Butler are your likely starters today. But you can bet we’ll see plenty of Owens with the starters in the opening quarter, as head coach Pete Carroll gets a look at how the 38-year-old receiver might fit in offensively.
With Robinson out, look for Vai Taua to get a run with the starters at fullback. Rookie J.R. Sweezy could get his first NFL start at right guard with Moffitt out. And look for Anthony McCoy to work as the Y tight end with Miller out.
Also, the Seahawks are wearing white jerseys with the blue, home pants. It actually doesn’t look that bad.