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Sidney Rice sits again with knee issue

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm with 22 Comments »
September 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice did not practice for a second straight day because of a knee issue, making his availability for Sunday’s game in question.

Tight end Zach Miller also did not practice because of a foot injury. Miller was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.

Running back Marshawn Lynch (back) was a limited participant for a second straight day. And offensive tackle Russell Okung (knee) returned to practice as a limited participant a day after sitting out on Wednesday.

Receiver Golden Tate (knee), defensive end (hamstring) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (shoulder) were full participants.

Receiver Charly Martin (chest) remains out for this week.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley discussed his unit’s performance against Arizona last week after practice.

Specifically, Bradley talked about the 80-yard drive led by Kevin Kolb that ended up being the game-winning touchdown.

“That’s ‘The Drive’ we called it in the meeting, just because so many things happened,” Bradley said. “I think it was at a time where we made some mental mistakes. We had some busts in coverage, and part of it was just the communication that took place on the field, and being into it.”

Bradley said on the last play where Andre Roberts scored on a 6-yard stab route against Brandon Browner, he chose to be more aggressive and bring pressure.

“That was probably more on me,” Bradley said. “But the other things, we all take responsibility for it. And we’ve just got to execute better in those situations.”

Bradley said Seattle did not consider taking a timeout to slow down Arizona on that drive because he felt the defensive front was getting pressure on Kolb.

“Our rush was really good,” Bradley said. “If you go back and look at it, we had batted ball. We affected the quarterback. We hit the quarterback. So our D-line I thought did really a good job on that.

“Now, as the series went on and they got closer, I’m sure we got a little bit gassed and we should rotate guys in, but for the most part up front they played really well. It was more on the back end, just the communication thing.”

Bradley also said that overall Bruce Irvin was good in his first regular-season game.

“I think it was pretty solid for him,” Bradley said. “He expects, and we expect to get a lot of rush out of him, and those opportunities will come. But he’s playing extremely hard. So our big talk with him is just keep coming, and they’ll come. Just keeping like you are and you’ll get your opportunities.”

Seattle also made some practice squad moves, releasing linebacker Korey Toomer and offensive guard Rishaw Johnson from the practice squad. In their place, Seattle brought back linebacker Allen Bradford and added offensive lineman Michael Person.

For Dallas, center Phil Costa (back), safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) and nose tackle Jay Rattliff (ankle) did not participate in practice.

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) was a limited participant.

Receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), receiver Andre Holmes (knee), cornerback Mike Jenkins (shoulder), running back Felix Jones (ribs), safety Danny McCray (neck), running back DeMarco Murray (wrist), linebacker Kyle Wilber (thumb), tight end Jason Witten (abdomen) and safety Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion) were full participants.

Notes from practice
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  1. Strategicdust says:

    I suspect that Rice and Lynch are going to be limited participants in practice for most of the season. It doesn’t lessen the level of concern, though. The practice squad shuffling continues to amaze…

  2. I sure hope they’re telling Irvin more than that. He needs to develop more than the bull rush and learn to release off his man.

  3. freedom_X says:

    If this were game 10 or 13, I wouldn’t be too concerned about Sidney Rice. But’s game 2 and he’s already nicked up. Hmmm. I’m more concerned about Rice because Lynch has a good track record (as a Seahawk) of availability.

    Hopefully Irvin will get a home-crowd boost. If Arizona’s tackles were as weak as they appeared to be on paper (2nd-rate backups and free agents) then his performance would be disappointing to me. But then I remember that Seattle has done the same thing and managed to get decent performances out of unheralded tackles pressed into service due to injury.

  4. Can Sid please play in 16 games!?!?

  5. Seahawks2620 says:

    Yeah, the Sidney rice news pisses me off. I have vouched for him all off season and he is already beaten up? Christ.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    What’s the issue with the knee? That is, we all know he’s missing practice, but did he hurt it during the game? Which knee? lack of details are frustrsting

  7. IdahoHawk says:

    More missed time with the number one receiver and number one qb excellent.

  8. Seriously… Russell Wilson was named our starting QB weeks ago and we still can’t get his #3 on Hey, you can get Matt Flynn or Zach Miller though… derrr.

  9. Seahawks2620 says:

    Yeah, at the end of the day not having enough info on a particular subject is irritating. If it is the coaching staff just being overly cautious, then that is kind of frustrating as well only because at this point we really need Wilson and rice getting snaps together. I understand protecting your players, but only to a certain extent: it is to the point where it could be potentially hindering the production of our offense.

  10. jcalexander says:

    Move Richard Sherman over to offense…he had the best catch all day at Arizona…

  11. Zach Miller was also downgraded.

  12. montanamike2 says:

    Seriously that Sherman catch was pro bowl worthy.

  13. That’s not so far fetched. Senica Wallace (sp?) played receiver in a pinch. why not an occasional offensive excursion by our best CB assuming that we have a worthy replacement at CB if he gets creamed as receivers often do.

  14. bbnate420 says:

    Duke, they’re not ever going to give a lot of details on injuries. They could tell us when it occurred, but telling us which knee could help the opposing team. I’m not sure how much they can release without the players consent as well. They would have to have the player waive HIPPA, Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act, rights in order to release anything. I’m not sure if that is already built into the CBA and player contracts. They must be I guess, though I don’t believe they could legally force a player to release medical information if someone took it to court.

  15. madpunter88 says:

    The practice squad has become a strange carousel this year of releases and additions. What is that all about? Any insight into why players get added then dropped multiple times a week…and the same players keep getting recycled? Is it a back-door way to keep a few extra players in the fold by adding them and dropping them on alternating weeks?

  16. Dukeshire says:

    bbnate420 – What you’re saying is not exactly right. What I’m asking for isn’t information from the team, necessarily. I know how that game is played, thank you. Although Carroll has been awfully forward regarding Lynch, Okung, etc… What I’m asking has more to do with what Eric knows, *and* what he’s at liberty to discuss.

  17. Duke, I take it your not a hockey fan? At least they said it was a knee. In hockey you get the dreaded “upper/lower” body injury.

    See a guy take a shot to the head and need help skating off the ice? Naturally that’s going to be a day-to-day “lower” body injury.

  18. Sweet Jebus, Rice will never amount to anything if he can’t handle the rigors of the game. Brutal contract for a top 70 WR paid like a top 10.

    If they don’t take down Dallas, we are staring at 0-5 or 1-4. Hate to say it but GB and NE will be loses…this team is in the shadows of those organizations.

    Go Hawks! Show us something, anything!

  19. mojjonation says:

    Is there a team in the NFL who has more guys made of glass?

    Irvin should watch games when he isn’t playing to learn some moves other than “run into whoever is blocking me”. If a no name DE from Arizona can run by Okung like he is standing still, you’d think a guy who had success as a situational pass rusher in college could figure it out. With Irvin’s gangly arms, he should be able to keep guys off of his interior.

    While PC and JS want guys who can do multiple tasks, teams are learning that we have a handful of specialists that if you them leave on the field while running the no huddle, they can’t do anything.

  20. gonefishin69690 says:

    We call him “Rice Crispies”

  21. SandpointHawk says:

    gonefishin69690…snap, crackle, pop…I like it

  22. ruminator1 says:

    Eric, any news on Evan Moore? How are his practices? Will he play a fair amount this weekend? I thought he might have been a great option on that late drive.

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