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Kam Chancellor limited in practice with ankle issue

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm with 52 Comments »
October 16, 2012 3:57 pm

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was limited in today’s practice because of an ankle issue.

Chancellor did not participate in Seattle’s walk-through on Monday. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Chancellor suffered an elbow injury after Sunday’s game against New England, but the elbow does not appear to be an injury that would keep the Virginia Tech product out this week.

If Chancellor can’t play on Thursday, second-year pro Jeron Johnson would replace him in the starting lineup defensively.

Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (groin) was a full participant this afternoon, and appears on track to return to the field after sitting out of last week’s game.

Seattle could use McDonald to bolster the depth at defensive tackle, with the Seahawks facing the top-ranked rushing team in the league in San Francisco. The Niners are averaging 176.8 yards a contest.

However, cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) did not participate in practice for a second straight day.

Offensive guard John Moffitt (knee) has been ruled out for a fourth straight game, but Carroll said he’s hopeful the University of Wisconsin product will be available when Seattle travels to Detroit to take on the Lions on Oct. 28.

Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talked about how his unit will attempt to slow down San Francisco running back Frank Gore.

The University of Miami product has gained more yards rushing and receiving against the Seahawks than any other team in his career.

“He hits the hole right where he needs to hit it every time, and he’s going 100 miles per hour every time,” Bradley said. “And if you’re not in your gap. … he has the ability to break a big one at any time.

“They do so many things offensively, and you’re trying to jockey some guys around, so you’re in the right leverage and the right position, but you always have that in the back of your mind. If you try to do that too much, are you giving him enough of a space to where he can break a big one.”

Notes from practice
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  1. A win on Thursday and the Hawks will no longer be flying under the radar.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Ankle? I thought he has a bumbed elbow.

  3. sluggo42 says:

    This would not be good

  4. The elbow bone’s connected to the ankle bone!

  5. FleaFlicker says:

    Was Jeron Johnson the dude that didn’t turn around at all during the Hernandez TD?

    We need the Chancellor of Kam putting lumber on people.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    That was him.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Relax everyone, we have the better team! They were lucky to beat us last year and now we are ready to take this division over!

    Thanks Giants for helping us with a blueprint on how to take out the Whiners.

  8. Just heard something interesting while I was editing video of the Cards game.. RW3 and his wife put all 32 team names into a hat to see who would draft him and they chose the Seahawks.. Too funny..

  9. Don’t forget NFL Replay at 630pm. Sea vs Pats.

  10. I like Jeron Johnson, but, eh, he’s no Kam. You can guarantee with Johnson taking Kam’s place that Smith will be looking for V.D. down the seam at every chance he gets. WTF is up with Winston Guy anyway? Pete was real high on him and the kid’s been inactive since the Dallas game.

  11. And I don’t care how hot Russell’s wife is. That stupid little dog she was holding during the celebration was just so typical of your average, everyday blonde. Bimbo alert.

  12. wabubba67 says:

    Does Wilson seem like the type of guy who would ever be with a bimbo? Guessing that the women in his life have had looks, brains, and substance.

  13. Thanks for the heads up mocarob, don’t mind if I do. Fun game to rewatch, I’d imagine.

  14. Yeah I don’t get it. Are we talking an elbow issue or an ankle issue? Either way hopefully it is minor.

  15. Hammajamma says:


    Really? That’s what you are bringing to this blog, calling her a bimbo? You are are an embarrassment, especially to real men.

    Complete tool. Get out of here, dude. You’re a punk.

  16. sluggo42 says:

    ya… Personal attack on the dudes wife is pretty low mate. Plus their little doggie is real cute…

  17. bsinnitt says:

    Man, I hope Kam can get right by Thurs. The 2 SF games are when we need him most. He’s far and away the best answer we have for Vernon Davis not to mention being the thumper we need for what’s sure to be a violent divisional grudge match.

  18. I think the comment on the little dog/bimbo was in fun.
    Living in L.A. They’re everywhere.
    However, I wouldn’t have said it about RW3 wife.

  19. adamtoth says:

    Glad the SF game is on Thursday night. Don’t think I could wait until Sunday for it :) It’s going to be a slugfest.

    Is it just me, or is Brandon Mebane playing the best football of his career? Guy is everywhere, no one can stop him. Can’t wait to see what he does against the niners.

  20. Dukeshire says:

    bsinnitt – Agreed. Thomas is a willing tackler and loves to lay the wood, I dont want him doing it. Bob Sanders syndrom only lets keep him healthy. Kam? Not only an intimidater, but becoming one of the smartest safeties in the league. He and Thomas are the best tandem in the NFL, by miles. Yes, miles. Perhaps hyperbole, but not by much.

  21. Palerydr says:

    Hawks are starting to get a bit of National love. Heard Jaworski say he was watching tape of the defense and his comment was “These dudes don’t just tackle people they stop them” Course I always get a bit nervous when this happens too many disappointments from the past.

  22. bsinnitt says:

    I’m with you Dukeshire. I love ET’s tenacity and watching him flashing in on ball carriers horizontal but I’m also thankful that we have a good front seven in front of him so that he’s not meeting full backs and running backs in the hole in run support very often like Sanders had to in IND.

  23. Ewalters7354 says:

    As a fan all the excitement that is building up kind if worries me.I guess it’s just from failures in the past.This team just has so much potential to be great.Stressful but well worth it.

  24. Hammajamma says:


    Said in fun? Do you think really think its ok to go there?

    Some well respected commenters on this blog apparently think its better to ignore that kind of garbage than to police it. But if you think it’s fun to toss a guys wife out out there, who no one here knows anything about, for juvenile locker room jerk off remarks is cool, then ask your wife or girlfriend or mother how they feel about it. Then ask RW how he feels about it.

    Last time I checked, Ashton Wilson was a real person who is not seeking the spotlight. You little crotch grabbing pricks want to toss bimbo at her and snicker like Beavis and Butthead. Buddy, some times you just have to stand up and say I’m better than that. Maybe you’re not.

  25. Don’t forget to make your video for Ceelo and TNF.

  26. HammaJamma, I think you need a chill pill.
    Do you know how to read??

    Here’s what I said about Sekolah’s comment:
    “I THINK the comment on the little dog/bimbo was IN fun.”
    “However, I wouldn’t have said it about RW3 wife.”

    You must have a little dog and are a little sensitive about it.
    Go bark at someone else.

  27. Hammajamma says:

    Hate little dogs. But you are right. I misread your comment. Apologies.

  28. We’re all good.
    My last bit at the end was an attempt at humor..

  29. montanamike2 says:

    the thing that worries me is that we need Kam, i hope he’s a go on Thursday.

  30. MEhawkfan says:

    I would be willing to bet he’ll be able to go Thursday night. Carroll is cautious with the players. He’s also not above a little “gamesmanship.”

  31. montanamike2 says:

    Very true MEhawkfan, Pete is the master of misdirection.

  32. confucious says:

    Two thoughts on pete. I can’t help being impressed with in game adjustments. Although against NE there was little choice but to start flinging the rock. They have been in position to win every game this year at the buzzer. Second is the change in Pete’s sideline demeanor from last year to this. You can tell that this is his team and he is all in. Last year he seemed a lot more non-chalant after a bad play or game. This year he looks like he used to on the Trojans sideline.

  33. GeorgiaHawk says:

    10-6 is looking more doable even if we lose Thursday night. Another big test for this young team.

  34. montanamike2 says:

    Just read the piece over on the site that just cracked me up about Bobby Wagner. Love the fact that he seems to have a bit of a screw loose.

  35. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    Georgia, i could see 11-5 if they win tomorrow maybe even 12-4. because if they can go into candle stick and win who beats them the rest of the way?

  36. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Must have been too young to see how far superior Chuck Knox opponnents were in the AFC west.

    It really isn’t fare to Carroll either,imo. Carroll inherited one of the worst talented teams that I can remember in awhile and has remarkably turned it around in a little over two years.
    Holmgren inherated a playoff ready team. After he dissmantled it he did infact rebuild it and became successful, ( with a little help from the NFC worst division.

    Holmgren was a great offensive coach. A poor GM. And a terrible President.
    That’s why the new owner is making this change. Cleveland is just as bad of a team now, (if not worse), than they were when Holmgren became president there.

  37. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree hawkfaninoklahoma! If they win Thursday they could have a better record the rest of they if , ( this young team ) doesn’t fall into a trap of underestimating their opponents.

  38. Palerydr says:

    Confucious, we have been in every game, last year if we were down 13 to NE in the 4th I would be ready to turn the TV off or head for the train early. Pete has IMO been very successful in his half time adjustments game after game.

    Echoing others Stuff the run and take away Davis on defense. Find a good balance of run/pass on offense. Continue to play error/penalty free as much as possible and win the turnover battle = WIN

  39. Wow, McGrath’s article on Holmgrens exit in Cleveland is complete garbage, as per usual. He skewed facts to back up his own opinions and pretty much just says neener neener youre a weiner to Holmgren. He left out many relevant facts–including anything that would call into question his own opinion.

    That kind of “journalism” is one reason I have always hated Field Gulls, even though he isnt there anymore.

    While Shurmur is terrible, Holmgren has helped add many talented players to that team, and the Julio Jones trade was a total haul for them. No mention of that, nor any mention that in Seattle Holmgrens final couple years were deliberately sandbagged by Ruskell and his atrocious drafting and FA signings, not to mention his deliberate firing of so many Holmgren players, and his determination to only sign guys who didnt fit Holmgrens offense.

    To gloss over the disfunction caused by the Napolean Comlex dipspit Ruskell is unconscionable.

    McGrath states that Holmgren was offered full control of football operations by Seattle, which as far as I know is utterly untrue. They offered him a figurehead post where final say was still split, and the HC was the man; they also allready had thier coach picked and he wasnt gonna be able to get his own in there. Doesnt sound even close to “full control of football operations” to me.

    Im fine with Holmgren being gone, but McGraths article is another example of lazy journalism. This newspaper, Mike Holmgren, and Seattle Seahawks fans deserve better.

  40. MEhawkfan says:

    I read that article too, STTBM, and I kind of took issue with it. I remember thinking, at the time, the offer Seattle made to Holmgren was more of a token offer than anything else. I could be wrong, but I didn’t think they were really serious about wanting him back. In his article, McGrath seems to make it sound like the Seahawks considered Holmgren their best and greatest option. It also seems to indicate money was the only reason Holmgren turned them down.

  41. sluggo42 says:

    Let’s get one thing straight. RW wifes little doggie is cool. Aight? lol
    Holmy was offered a “face” job with no clout.

    THis year is interestingly similar to 2005, when we had what was considered to be a very harsh schedule at the beginning of the season, and ended up in the superbowl. As every year progresses, the reality of every team changes as the games are played, and as injuries mount per team. (remember our WR’s? a few years ago?). “Good” teams falter, and some teams get stronger as we did in “05”.

    Should we beat SF in their house tomorrow night, we could very well be on that type of a ride again. AZ is faltering, SL probably won’t beat us at home.
    Lions,Bears, 49ers will be the toughest games remaining.

    It’s not unthinkable…

  42. Hey Guess What?!

    Just like the old days at Field Gulls, where McGrath deleted every single comment that was critical of his opinion, or even stated a differing opinion, my comment this morning on his online piece has been deleted.


    Though I disagreed with his opinion, and his cherry-picking of facts , I was civil, short and to the point. What gave him/them the right to delete my comment?! The fact that I said it was “another fine example of lazy journalism”?! Thats not an insult or name-calling, its civil and its an opinion, which I should be allowed to post without fear of it being deleted! I did not say McGrath was a lazy journalist–that would be an insult and labeling–just that this was another example of that type of “journalism”, the kind full of hand-picked “facts” and strident unsupportable opinions, as well as factual inaccuracies.

    In my opinion, deleting my comment was incredibly unprofessional and truly pathetic. But its what I have come to expect from McGrath. And I dont care if it was him or someone else at the Trib, deleting my comment was inexcusable and unconscionable!

    The entire article, in my opinion, is of no better quality than the comments left on the blog, and I expect far more from a paid journalist. Dont you guys?!

  43. Wow, Im so angry right now I could spit!

    I want an explanation, and I want my comment back to post here and see how many folks think it met the standard of needing to be deleted!

  44. sluggo42 says:

    I was in a Liberal website, and I posted a few thoughts that went against the grain in there, and suddenly not only were my posts gone, but I wasn’t allowed to post on the site anymore period!

    I was polite, factual, and merely expressed a different point of view.

    So what happened to you doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  45. PugetHawk says:

    I guess I am hoping it is an elbow injury over an ankle but that is a tough call. The elbow could affect his ability to wrap up when tackling but the ankle could make it tough to get into position to make said tackle even possible.

    Kam is a BIG part of the defense and if he doesn’t play then our chances are diminished quite a bit.
    Carroll always seems to downplay injuries, like T-Jack last year, Moffitt this year, and Flynn’s elbow. They all turned out to be worse than originally reported. If that holds true with Kam we may have a problem but he did finish last game so I am not sure what to make of this.

  46. sluggo42 says:

    Oh, and for the record, I am not trying to imply that all left wing sites are like that at all, but to rather just say that things can happen.

    I fully respect both political parties, and what they are all trying to do equally.

  47. sluggo–no worries on my account; I may lean liberal in general, but I detest censorship and also respect a persons right to their own opinion–as long as its backed up with a reasonable amount of logic and/or facts. I hate the cherry-picking of facts to support a biased opinion in professional forums, such as newspaper articles.

    In my opinion, deleting all comments critical of such a salacious article is almost criminal. That kind of behavior should be punished harshly by Newspapers, Blogs, etc–at least ones with any integrity. Censorship happens, but it isnt right.

    Danny O’neil’s article on Holmgren is the same thing, only without the bitterness and innuendo, and with more logic and actual facts. I may not agree with all his conclusions, but his article is not only well-written, but well-reasoned and perfectly professional and totally acceptable to me, and I told him so.

    McGrath’s article–and the deletion of the single dissenting comment–left me wondering how he keeps his job impersonating a professional sports writer.

  48. MEhawkfan says:

    I think there is a tendency in today’s world–and maybe it’s always been that way, I don’t know–for people to spend too much time promoting their own opinions and too little attempting to understand the opinions of others.

    Anyway, back to football. I’m nervous but still feeling pretty good about this game tomorrow night. And I’ve got a little wish list; in fact, I’d like to have a little Christmas in October. More specifically, I’d like the Niners to have a little Nightmare Before Christmas.

    1. I’d like the Hawks to come out loose but intense and focused.
    2. I’d like to see Kam put a “Welker” on Vernon Davis at least once during the game.
    3. I’d like to see Farwell and Co. have a big night on teams.
    4. I’d like to see Earl hang on to an INT.
    5. I’d like to know the number of cleats on the bottoms of Smith’s shoes and how far apart they are spaced.
    6. I’d like Wagner to help Gore pull a sub-sixty.
    7. I’d like to see six at the end of a Wilson rainbow… a couple of times.
    8. I’d like to see Lynch go over 100, one Hawks receiver in double-digit catches and the rest in the high singles, and Giacomini go without a penalty.
    9. Finally, I’d like to see a big frown on Jimmy’s face “when the lights go down in the city.”

    That’s not too much to ask, do you think?

  49. bbnate420 says:

    STTBM, I think you’re right on point about McGrath. I used to respect his writing a lot more. He still writes a number of good pieces, but he seems to cherry pick or use rumors to back up his opinions some times. It is an editorial, I guess. He lost a lot of respect from me after he wrote that piece about Marshawn in the wake of his DUI arrest.

    Let’s all just relax about Mrs. Wilson’s dogs. Who cares if they’re small, and who cares if you don’t like them? BTW, they look like a Dachshund and a Jack Russel to me. Not big dogs by any stretch, but not Chihuahuas or Yorkies either.

  50. bbnate420 says:


  51. bbnate–Glad to hear Im not the only one willing to comment on the sub-par quality of some of his pieces. He’s a fine writer, technically. But I cannot stand the twisting of facts and leaving others out deliberately to make reality fit one’s own opinions. He’s fine when he isnt doing that, and I even agree with his opinions a good part of the time.

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