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Marshawn Lynch a limited participant in practice

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm with 25 Comments »
January 2, 2013 6:28 pm

Just as Pete Carroll told us earlier today, the Seattle Seahawks are healthy heading into Sunday’s NFC Wild Card contest at Washington.

Running back Marshawn Lynch (back) was a limited participant in practice today. Others who have been dealing with lingering injuries, including Leroy Hill, Sidney Rice, Breno Giacomini and Red Bryant practiced fully today.

But that’s not the case for the Redskins.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a full participant at Wednesday’s practice, although he will continue to wear a brace to protect his balky knee according to the Washington Post

Griffin suffered a sprained lateral collateral ligament on Dec. 9 against Baltimore, forcing him to miss the following game at Cleveland.

However, Griffin said in a conference call with Seattle-area reporters today that he’s healthy.

“I’m 100 percent,” Griffin said. “Every time I step on that field, I’m 100 percent. My teammates know that. They know what I’m out there dealing with, I know what I’m out there dealing with, but when it comes to my mindset I’m 100 percent.”

Washington left guard Kory Lichtensteiger missed practice with a knee injury he suffered against Dallas last week. Linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), cornerback D.J. Johnson (knee) and quarterback Kirk Cousins (knee) also did not practice for Washington.

Safety DeJon Gomes (knee) was a limited participant in practice.

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder), defensive end Stephen Bowen (biceps), receiver Pierre Garcon (foot), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (elbow), linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (anke), cornerback Will Montgomery (knee), receiver Joshua Morgan (hand/foot), safety Jordan Pugh (ankle), punter Sav Rocca (right knee) and safety Madieu Williams (elbow) were all full participants.

Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about addressing the struggles his offensive line had in protecting quarterback Russell Wilson against St. Louis last week.

“I think we had five in the first half, and we were able to get it corrected,” Bevell said. “People talked about it at halftime. It’s all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s us. I mean there are communications things we broke down on. Sometimes we need to get the ball out. Sometimes guys have to shake open, and sometimes the defense just does a great job.

“But it’s always something that you focus on, and it’s nothing that you ever have down I think. It can creep up just like it did last week, and we were able to rectify it, and get the communication squared away. And we did much better in the second half. Going into this game it’s the same thing.”

Bevell said that Washington zero blitzed against Dallas last week nine times in order to get pressure on Tony Romo, bringing everybody.

“That adds a whole new facet to it,” Bevell said. “You have to either be able to get it protected, or get the ball out quick because they’re going to have one more than you have. So that’s something we’ll have to be prepared for. And then there’s some different coverages that they do behind their pressure that we’re going to have to be prepared for as well.”

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  1. Even though Moffitt is no stud, he’s better than Sweezy right now. Even clowns like us in the cheapseats can tell this fact. I’d rather see them play the better player for this Super run. If Sweezy is a better long-term answer, I’m cool with that, but don’t screw with something negative for the team just because Moffitt is in the doghouse of Cable (as our reporter gave that subtle hint earlier). Go with Sweezy from day one in the off-season, buy why go with a greenhorn right now when you could be one and done? I simply don’t get it and am actually mad about it.

  2. JZombie says:

    Honestly I’d have Trufant inactive over Moffitt for this next game, but as with Hill, the thinking is probably to have the veterans out there on D.

  3. I’m 100% with you Bobby…..

  4. blueshq says:

    I too agree with the Moffitt now even if it’s Sweezy later thinking.

    “I’m 100 percent,” Griffin said. “Every time I step on that field, I’m 100 percent. My teammates know that. They know what I’m out there dealing with, I know what I’m out there dealing with, but when it comes to my mindset I’m 100 percent.”

    That sounds way different than our qb. what is he dealing with if he’s “100%”? His mindset may be 100% but that’s not the issue.

    I think he’s great but if he beats us I might start calling him Robert Griffin the turd. Meanwhile I’ve decided to call our qb RW75 because he wears that chip on his shoulder proudly for being the 75th player chosen.

  5. Lynch a limited participant?? Tell me a week when he wasn’t. But really, who cares? He delivers each and every week regardless of his mid-week status. He should be called the Milkman (of course I am borrowing here from Karl Malone’s nickname). The beast mode milkman.

  6. jboard1 says:

    wasn’t karl malone the mailman?

  7. raymaines says:

    Coach Bobby: We can talk about Sweezy’s overall skill level, but I don’t think Sweezy vs. Moffit is something we’re qualified to judge. If Moffit is healthy and Sweezy is starting, I’m going to have to trust PC.

  8. Hahaha, yes, the mailman.

  9. jboard1 says:

    The mailman was BOSS back in the day.

    Lynch is such a stud. I still can’t believe we picked him up for so cheap. Just think, he was being used as a 3rd down back in Buffalo. 3rd round! That is exactly how head coaches get fired, because they have talent around them and they have NO clue how to make it work. This is exactly why i am so jacked for PC/JS. They know exactly what they are trying to do, and are being successful. Enjoy this folks, seattle hasn’t had something this special in..probably ever.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    I will be quite surprised if Moffitt is inactive Sunday. When I consider how the Skins like to blitz up the middle and Sweezey’s struggles picking that up last week. But we’ll see.

  11. IBGoofy says:

    I like the concern Bevell is recognizing from the poor play and/or defensive playcalling against the Rams… We need better OL play to win this one…

  12. In a way it is lucky for us that Washington had to pull out all the stops last week in order to win the East. They tipped their hand and gave us a peek at what to prepare for with their blitz and coverage packages. I trust our peeps to properly prepare for what they have seen.

  13. Skavage says:

    Agreed Duke. I’ve been really surprised he’s been a healthy scratch 2 weeks straight. Leads me to believe there is something going on behind the scenes that we’re not aware of. I can conjure up many thoughts on what it might be but they’d all be guesses. The only thing I would guess is that it’s not how he’s scored out in performance, so that leaves some sort of off-the-field issue. Hopefully it is corrected as I think he’s a valuable piece to this team and our playoff run.

  14. Screensmoke says:

    I think the coaches no what the hell they are doing! Give me s break. I certainly think they have proven that!

  15. I would agree I’d rather have Moffitt in there blocking the inside rush. But the Sweeze really hammers defenders off the ball for our run game. If Cable wants Sweezy in there taking out LBs to help Marshawn run through the Redskins, I’ll be fine with that.

    I am so psyched for Sunday! Go Seahawks!

  16. montanamike2 says:

    Found this on the Washington Post- there will be blood!

    “Barry Cofield sees mirror image of Redskins in Seahawks”

    Not really.

    Seattle fans as well as the organization are arrogant twits.

    Redskins fans are some of the best in the country and we get to cheer for the classiest players in the NFL.

    This is the NFL not college. Running the score up back to back weeks to 50 doesn’t impress me. Seattle will learn that on Sunday.

  17. montanamike2 says:

    We’ve been called “dirty”, and then someone suggests with the next sentence the ‘Skins should take out that fragile little QB with a brutal hit and break a couple ribs.
    Classy my ass!

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    It wasn’t just Sweezy that had trouble with the Rams. Breno struggled and I don’t hear anyone calling for him to be replaced.
    Let’s give the Rams some credit too. They are a very talented defensive team that had a chip on their shoulders. They didn’t get one player picked for the Pro Bowl, and had to hear all week how they had little chance to beat the Seahawks, even with them having the best record in the NFC west division.
    Remember Long saying that the Rams looked at the Seahawk game as their SuperBowl?

    Is it really fair to say the coaches would take a chance on losing a playoff game just to develope a player over another that is overall better now?
    Who Knows all their reasons for starting Sweezy and sitting Moffitt?

    What would happen if they do start moffitt and he runs out of gas by the 4th qtr when the game is on the line? Throw Sweezy back in? I’m sure they have thought of many ways to better the RG play, but what can they do when a player just won’t stay in good shape?

    Mabey next year they will find the next DeCastro in Sweezy, Moffitt, or whoever.

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    montanamike2- More bulletin board material.

  20. montanamike2 says:

    If we’re going to get any value from Carpenter and Moffitt, they have to come to camp ready to bust their asses. At least provide us with depth. If i took millions of dollars that would be enough incentive to show up in shape. Where is the hunger?

  21. GeorgiaHawk says:

    montanamike2- Agree. Thats been my take since they got here. Maybe losing their jobs for awhile will help to motivate them.

  22. HawkfaninMT says:

    @Georgia: I think the difference between the Sweezy situation and Giac is that people think Moffitt is more capable than Sweezy and so he should be starting. While Giac had a poor game against one of the better pass rushers in the NFL, there is not another player healthy that is as viable an option as Giac. Just my take on the situation.

    In either case, I would not be surprised to see some more roster churn with regards to Moffitt and the Draft this coming offseason.

  23. GeorgiaHawk says:

    HawkfaninMT- I see your point about Breno. It’s not like Sweezy is playing bad every game either. He had a good game against the 49ers. It’s got to be frustrating for the coaches that one cannot step up and consistently play well.
    Perhaps if they could put Moffits Brain in Sweezys body? We could call him Moffinsweezy.

  24. I am in disbelief that Moffitt has been demoted to a healthy scratch. Unbelievable. This is a bust of pretty epic proportions. Cable was supposed to be our savior who could take lower-round sow’s ears and make a toughguy line out of them. Instead, he arrogantly assumed he could turn a sows ear who projected as a G in the NFL and make him a RT–which utterly failed. The same year, he spent a third round pick on a guy who has been demoted off the active roster for gameday, replaced by a rookie who never played O-line, not since Pop Warner.

    Its a good story that Sweezy can hold his own about half the time, but the kid isnt ready to start in the NFL, and I think thats obvious. Meanwhile, Moffitt looks like an out of shape pansy and isnt even playing.

    Am I the only one who’s pissed we have to watch Sweezy flounder around and block the wrong dude–or no one at all–or get bullrushed to death–while Lem JeanPierre rots on the bench?! I thought Lem did well at G when he played last year, and I think it sucks they play Sweezy over him. For chissakes, get someone else some practice time at C so Lem can be used at G.!

    Sure, Cable knows more than us, but its pretty obvious Sweezy isnt performing as well as Lem did last year at G. So what the hell?

    Just like i understand why they are starting Tru at nickel instead of Lane or Maxwell, for the same reason I think Lem should be playing and Sweezy watching. And Lem is a better G than Tru a nickel back, at least in my opinion.

  25. I think people are overreacting about Moffitt. The guy had a knee injury and those are slower to heal for some people. Adrian Peterson returning to 100% in the year after knee surgery is not normal, its a bizarre exception to the rule. Carpenter had knee surgery, rehabbed quickly, but ended up back on IR because he’s not really healed. Moffitt isn’t healed either.

    Maybe Moffitt didn’t do a great job with his rehab, or maybe his flesh just did not respond as fast as one would like. He lost conditioning during his rehab and never got it back. That’s normal for anybody the year after knee surgery. Give the dude’s knee a chance to recover.

    STTBM – “Sweezy isnt performing as well as Lem did last year at G” ?? Lemuel has several years of training at pass protection that Sweezy never had. Mentally, Lem is more prepared than Sweezy, but watch those two guys run block. There is no comparison. Sweezy is quickly becoming the best run blocker on this team. That said, he’s inexperienced and raw so of course he’ll get gamed and beat by D linemen sometimes. If Lem was starting over Sweezy, our run game would take a step backward. I think Sweezy will be starting next year, I hope at LG.

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