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Morning links: Thurmond back in action

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 23, 2012 at 8:22 am with 30 Comments »
October 23, 2012 8:22 am
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) warms up before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

In my story today, cornerback Walter Thurmond’s return to practice this week gives Seattle another athletic body in an already crowded position at defensive back.

The Seahawks have 11 defensive backs on the roster, including six cornerbacks.

And while Seattle head coach Pete Carroll would like to see Thurmond back in action, the Seahawks will be patient to make sure the third-year pro is fully healthy after a broken fibula cut short his 2011 season.

A fourth-round pick by Seattle in the 2010 draft, Thurmond already battled back from major knee reconstructive surgery during his senior season at the University of Oregon.

But after a long rehab, Thurmond managed to make it onto the field his rookie season, playing in 13 games, including a start at cornerback against New Orleans on Oct. 21, 2010.

Thurmond finished with 33 tackles and six pass deflections his rookie season.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com notes that Seattle became the fifth road team in the first six weeks to lose on Thursday night football.

ESPN’s Mike Sando lists the Seahawks’ hands as falling on his NFC West stock watch.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post has some notes on the Bears-Lions game from Monday night. Of particular interest is how effective the Bears defense were in limiting receiver Calvin Johnson, with Charles Tillman on him most of the night.

Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press notes that four former Seahawks are on the Lions roster, and says that at least one has complained privately at how he was treated in Seattle. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that the person complaining is jettisoned defensive end Lawrence Jackson.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions receiver and Seattle native Nate Burleson suffered a broken leg against Chicago and is out for the year.

If the season ended today the Seahawks would be on the outside looking in for the postseason, according to the playoff predictor at NFL.com.

Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle selecting Tennessee receiver Justin Hunter at No.24 in next year’s draft if the season ended today.

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  1. Its great to see Thurmond getting back. Personally, i would keep him inactive until after the bye week – he doesn’t need another injury relapse.

    I was sorry to hear that Nate Burleson was hurt and out for the season. I think (hope) we are going to spank the Lions.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Kind of like us, the Lions are a dfferent team at home. We can’t let them hang close because they play very well from behind at home.

  3. HawkfaninMT says:

    WOOHOO!! A mock draft!!

  4. NYHawkFan says:

    After watching the first half of the Bears/Rams game, I feel more confident that we’ll get a win at home. I look forward to Thurmond’s return and I think he’s an upgrade to Trufant.

  5. Ewalters7354 says:

    Thiss upcoming game worries me.If the offense fails to score points once again I
    will will be disappointed Their defense is
    not talented at all aside from Suh(overrated), Avril, Delmus, and Tulloch.

  6. I honestly don’t remember Thurmond playing in 13 games as a rookie – I remember him playing – just not that many games

  7. This quote from Detroit article is great …” You know you’re doing something right when you’ve gotten under Harbaugh’s skin.”

  8. I’ve been on the Thurmond bandwagon for a long time and I’m glad he’s back! Almost back, anyways.

  9. Ewalters7354 says:

    The hawks really need to take care of the business in they want to make the playoffs this year…

    http://www.fieldgulls.com/2012/10/23/3542980/draft-playoff-watch-week-7-your-own-worst-enemy

  10. Dukeshire says:

    If Thurmond comes back healthy and plays well, I wonder if Seattle would shop Tru? The Ravens and Jets could certainly use secondary help. (RADEoN actually mentioned this.) In many ways it makes some sense.

  11. When is the NFL trade deadline?

  12. Okay looked it up – it’s after the games in week 8 – not much time left to do any dealing

  13. Thurmond has really looked like a quality cover CB when he played in the past.

  14. Ewalters7354 says:

    Thurmond is a definite upgrade over Tru.I’d personally love to trade him.Hopefully team who might have interest don’t look at his game film so far this year or he’ll remain a hawk until seasons end.

    I also wonder why the hawks haven’t made any moves at the WR position.There are two guys that are just holding roster spot.Obo and Charly Martin.None of which are good.If they really want RW to succeed they need better player than those two

  15. It’s all good 0-3 in the division isn’t bad, well, to some it’s not. That feildgull’s piece is what scares me when I think about the Hawks getting in the playoffs.

  16. “If Thurmond comes back healthy and plays well, I wonder if Seattle would shop Tru? The Ravens and Jets could certainly use secondary help. (RADEoN actually mentioned this.) In many ways it makes some sense”

    Could play w/his brother in NY . . .

    But I assume we’d keep him for depth, continuity reasons.

  17. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    We’re not trading Trufant, Thurmond is a clear upgrade but obviously he’s had a history of injury and you can’t just assume he’ll be fine for the rest of the season.

  18. mojjonation says:

    I had no idea Lawrence Jackson was still in football. While everyone is entitled to spout off, why does anyone listen to a guy who was pretty much a disgruntled bust?

    Thurmond yes. Trufant no. While he is a Tacoma and WSU alum, he has lost more than a step and is usually picked on when he is on the field. While continuity may mean something, getting beat nearly every play makes you more of a liability.

    Trading deadline is Oct 30th.

  19. jchawks08 says:

    Why all the Trufant hate? As a die-hard Dawg fan, I’m programmed to hate everything WSU, but I got nothing but love for Tru. All I saw him do was make a 1st down saving 1 on 1 tackle last week. Please go over all of these plays that he’s getting burned. I honestly can’t think of one. This year.

  20. jchawks08 says:

    Speaking of Tru’s, does Lil Truf get drafted? Doesn’t seem like he’s improved really much at all since his Freshman year.

  21. Desmond’s Washington’s best corner now. Marcus stopped Welker on the goal line against NE, saved a touchdown.

  22. Dukeshire says:

    No Tru hate. It’s a matter of age and direction. Hard to imagine he factors into their plans moving forward. And the Jets and Ravens need help after injuries, in their secondary, for their respective playoff runs. In any case, nothing against Tru, just economics, as they say.

  23. jchawks08 says:

    Oh I totally get that he’s a shortimer. I was shocked they brought him back at all, to be honest. I just think that his relatively limited play this season has been perfectly acceptable. I can’t recall him getting beat deep. Maybe on some short slant/inside throws, but that could be said for anyone. He’s as sure a tackler as he’s always been. Maybe ‘hate’ was a little strong. I just think he’s played well and has done everything asked of him.

  24. Wow, I totally forgot about LoJack. That is a good thing.

  25. MoSeahawk12 says:

    In Madden 13, I had several trade requests for Trufant during connected career mode. It seemed odd at the time, but maybe Madden knows something…….

  26. Dukeshire says:

    I agree, he has. The fact he came back to a limited role after his success here is remarkable.

  27. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    “Why all the Trufant hate? As a die-hard Dawg fan, I’m programmed to hate everything WSU, but I got nothing but love for Tru. All I saw him do was make a 1st down saving 1 on 1 tackle last week. Please go over all of these plays that he’s getting burned. I honestly can’t think of one. This year”

    It’s not hate, it’s observation of his play. His speed and agility have both considerably declined. He was trashed by Welker for most of the game, but I’ll give him a pass since Welker is amazing. But the most poor aspect of his play is when he’s blitzing (which is a lot more often than you’d think), but he’s so bad at it and easily engulfed that you don’t even notice he was blitzing until watching a replay.

  28. Walter Thurmond a “Clear Upgrade” over Trufant.

    Lol you guys seriously crack me up sometimes…..

    Ride it when it’s hot I guess…

  29. Then again this blog is a PERFECT example of how quick a script flips in Seattle.

  30. Thanks KD! I was thinking the same thing!

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