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K.J. Wright, James Carpenter likely will not practice on Wednesday because of concussions

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm with 34 Comments »
November 5, 2012 4:12 pm

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he does not have any updates on the status of linebacker K.J. Wright and offensive lineman James Carpenter.

Wright appeared to suffer a concussion on Minnesota’s opening play of the game, and Carpenter had been ruled out of Sunday’s game because of concussion-like symptoms he experienced during practice at the end of last week.

Carroll said it’s likely that both players will not practice on Wednesday.

“We’ve got to give them a couple days here to figure it out,” Carroll said. “The process is already underway – the testing and the stuff that’s going on. And we’ll know more by Wednesday.”

Carroll said John Moffitt did a nice job at left guard replacing Carpenter, and Lemuel Jeanppierre played well in place of Max Unger in the second half.

Carroll said that safety Kam Chancellor suffered a thigh bruise, but should be available to practice on Wednesday.

Carroll said that both defensive tackle Jason Jones (ankle) and receiver Braylon Edwards (knee) should be able to get back this week.

The decision to activate cornerback Walter Thurmond off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list has not been made yet, according to Carroll. The team does not have to make that decision until Monday, Carroll said.

According to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Seahawks have until 21 days after Thurmond’s first practice to activate him from the PUP list. Thurmond’s first practice was on the Monday after Seattle’s 13-6 loss to San Francisco, Oct. 22.

Carroll said that the bubble screens and wide receiver screens were a run/pass checks at the line of scrimmage, with Russell Wilson reading the defense and calling the play.

“A lot of those situations there’s runs and passes going on at the same time,” Carroll said. “And depending on how the look presents itself, the quarterback has the choice of where to go with the ball.

“And so if they’re working, he’s choosing well, and we’re blocking well along the edge.”

Carroll also said the coaching staff put the zone read option look about a month ago, but starting using the run option to the quarterback more this week.

“Most the time the ball gets handed off, so you can’t tell,” Carroll said. “But it has been a part of our offense for about a month now. And it continues to grow for us. I like it. It puts Russell in a good situation. And it also puts a very difficult task on the defense, so we like all of that. Sometimes you get some real easy plays because of it.”

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  1. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    hello? anyone home? quiet on here tonight.

    i think losing kj is much worse than carp

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    hawkfaninoklahoma- Lol! Winning sucks around this blog. When we lose again there will be a few hundred posts.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    You know what also sucks? Stevos, Sluggo, Dukeshire, RADEoN, BobbyK, hawkfaninoklahoma, Audible, Pabs, GeorgiaHawk, Acib, and bbnate420. And a few others.
    Just keep on winning Seahawks so we all can keep on sucking. Lol.

  4. seahawk44 says:

    What is the status of Max Unger?

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Hey now…!

    Hopefully all four: Carp, Wright, Jones, and Kam will be available vs the Jets. Because despite their record, they play hard and win ugly. It’s a game Seattle needs to be on point for. Get that one and head into the bye on a two gamer. That would be ideal.

  6. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    not much hate this week

  7. Dukeshire says:

    It’s always been so odd to me how much quieter it is here after wins compared to after loses. It’s the only thing that leads me to believe some really do prefer losing to winning. It’s so peculiar.

  8. Seahawks22360 says:

    My point exactly when I say they are not real fans.

  9. MoSeahawk12 says:

    The Wilson can’t play in the NFL vomit has a more difficult path with each week. 3 TDs, no picks, great red zone and efficient clock usage that kept the ball 12 minutes in the fourth quarter. Critical 3rd and fourth down conversions. Against a top 10 D. Yep, with a big W to go along with it. I’ll take a quiet week every time. Incredible running from Lynch as usual.

  10. Ewalters7354 says:

    I agree about the Jets.The hawks better bring their game because the Jets are a desperate team right now.They are gonna try and pound the rock so the D needs to be disciplined in maintaining their gaps and wrap up.

  11. Ewalters7354 says:

    Also, KC cut Stanford Routt.I wouldn’t be
    opposed to bringing him in.

  12. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Wilson now has 13 TD passes in his first nine games. TJack and Whitehurst only threw 15 TDs all of last season. The team is 5-4 this year and was 3-6 last year at this point. Winning is the stat that trumps all other stats. We have a long way to go, but we’re in it.

  13. Winning = less frustration = less motivation to complain = fewer posts.

    Right now, PC and JS seem like pretty smart dudes.

    Its great having so much oline depth. I can remember having a good oline and being lucky with so few injuries, but I can’t ever remember having this much depth.

    It would be nice if we had better / more LB depth. There isn’t much behind KJ, Wagner and Hill. We missed (more or less) on draft picks for Smith and Toomer.

  14. Speaking of LB depth, Hawthorne was a great guy to have around because he could play inside or outside.

  15. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I’m sure Rex will blitz his guys every down. We need Lynch to make them pay. Wilson, be ready for some crazy looks. Hope the O line heals up and can take care of business. Baldwin can be huge this game.

  16. The complainers and haters are real fans too (I don’t want to complain about them or hate them ;)

  17. I think Rex Ryan (well, all of the Ryans) are koo koo for cocoa puffs.

    What a circus.

  18. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I’m guessing Rex will guarantee a victory by Wednesday. He did say there were easier places to play than Seattle, so maybe he’s trying to keep a lid on it. Doubt it.

  19. Russell Wilson is practing his Jedi mind tricks for how he’s going to handle this group on Sunday:

  20. jawpeace says:

    What is ironic about Carp is that the guy seems to get hurt more in practice than during the game.
    Hopefully KJ concussion is a minor one. But I know as medical evidence has shown there are no minor concussions, just ones that you recover faster from.

  21. jawpeace says:

    BobbyK that photo is HILARIOUS!!!!! Still LMAO

  22. MoSeahawk12 says:

    BobbyK, that was offensive to my childhood. Threw up a little. Slave Chez. Rex the Hut. Funny stuff.

  23. Dukeshire says:

    seahawk44 – Dislocated finger on his left hand. Ought to be good to go.

  24. bird_spit says:

    It’s called bliss… Hawks win and it’s blissful..hawks lose and we all have something to bitch about. I have no problem having bliss on this blog.

    We need KJ more than any of them..I hope carrol is keeping a close eye on the old guys. Both Hill and Tru look like old guys..time for an upgrade in the off season.

  25. Dukeshire says:

    Hill really did have a poor game yesterday, and has looked as though he’s lost a step. Smith clearly hadn’t either been healthy enough or played well enough to take the Will position. Seattle will need to address that position in the off-season.

  26. pope411 says:

    Please don’t bring in Rout from KC. Seems like his name is always coming up from getting burned or getting PI.

  27. @Duke

    Been waiting for someone else to weigh in on this team’s situation at backer.

    Hill has definitely lost a step, but he’s still solid. When his contract is up, I’ll be a little surprised if Pete and John don’t go with another youth movement via the draft; similar to what happened with Heater. The Seahawks have room for improvement at LB to be sure, particularly in terms of depth.

    They have no true mike backer behind Wagner. Wagner has proven to be pretty tough and durable. He’s still got some things to learn yet, but he looks locked in for the next several years. As of today, Wagner is on pace to break Tatupu’s rookie record for tackles. I’m not certain if Lofa is holds the all-time record in that category, but he certainly has to be top 3 at least.

    Losing Wright for any extensive amount of time at all will be costly. Not only is he the second best option at mike, but he is also the only true sam backer on the roster. Mike Morgan is really more of a will type, and after watching Adrian Peterson run by him like he was on a treadmill, there is a lot to be concerned about right now.

  28. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    BobbyK thanks for that photo hahahaha I just burst out laughing. I clicked on the link and was already laughing at Jabba the Hutt with the Jets hat but then the entire picture loaded and I lost it at Sanchez as Leia in the bra hahaha

  29. When we lose we all have different opinions as to why – When we win we are all excited and planning the next win!!

  30. I’ve always loved Hill and didn’t notice him sucking it up yesterday. I’ll keep my eyes more open, but I think he was a solid re-sign for the hawks when he was a FA. Some real boneheaded decisions with MJ kept him from raking in at least a few more million on the market between his two FA chances.

    Because this front office covets youth a lot, he’ll be gone soon. One of the last players from that super bowl squad.

  31. I like Hill too & to the best of my knowledge he only got in trouble for the ganja once.. (somebody above mentioned a couple of offenses)

    I think some people see one or two plays where somebody is out of position to make a play and they get it into their head that they are a liability to the team. (Hill/Tru) Players are not going to be perfect on every play.. Young or old..
    Trufant & Hill’s quickness may have diminished a little but their experience should be beneficial to the young defense.

  32. Ewalters7354 says:

    I agree mocarob.That happens a lot.But looking at Tru this season, he has indeed become a liability.But I’m ok with Tru being in because of his experience.Hill hasn’t been all bad but he’s had moments where you can tell he lost a step.With that being said, guys you cannot be perfect at every position.Even the greatest defenses in the history of the game had players that were liabilities.

  33. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I re-watched the game yesterday trying to analize every play. Trying to watch 22 players doing 22 different things on the same play gave me a headache! I finally gave up after the second beer and just enjoyed it the rest of the way.

  34. bird_spit says:

    Hell I love Tru and Hill as much as the next long time fan, but they are past the expiration point. I’ve seen flashes of Hills prime this season, but Tru is a liability. Tru is unable to turn his hips, and he can’t cover a post route. I can see why he covers the slot, as he has always had the intelligence to see the play and react. Sadly, I think it is time to move on. By luck, hawks have Thurmond on the bench. I hope he is healthy enough to replace Tru, cause I think our opponents are focused on our one weakness in the secondary.

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