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.”