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Lynch, 2 others sit out practice for Hawks

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm with 37 Comments »
January 9, 2013 5:34 pm

The Seattle Seahawks had three players sit out of practice this afternoon.

Marshawn Lynch did not practice on Wednesday because of a foot injury. Lynch has missed practice in the past because of a nagging back injury.

Cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring) and safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) also did not practice for the Seahawks.

For Atlanta, cornerback Christopher Owens (hamstring) and safety Charles Mitchell (calf) did not practice.

Safety William Moore (hamstring) and defensive end John Abraham (ankle) were limited in practice, and cornerback Dunta Robinson (head) was a full participant in practice.

Abraham and Robinson suffered their injuries in Atlanta’s final regular season game two weeks ago against Tampa Bay.

Notes from practice
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  1. man, that Marshawn and his back. Poor guy must just love missing practice.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Foot injury? I was accustomed to the off-Wednesday back situations, but I hate hearing about anything new.

  3. pabuwal says:

    I was wondering why Turbin closed out the game on Sunday. I wonder if this is more serious than we think.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Actually, Lynch did come back in at the end to close out their final drive, but yeah, Turbin got the majority of the work inside 4:00 minutes.

  5. pabuwal says:

    You are right, I just went back and re-watched the last few series. Lynch was in on the final offensive play and he seemed fine.

  6. pabuwal says:

    For some of the older fans on this board –

    Coming into this year, the Seahawks have won 10 road games in their entire history against teams that finished the regular season with 10+ wins.

    This year Wilson has 2 more. If he can win his third this week, he will move behind Krieg (6) for second place. Jim Zorn also has 2. Hasselbeck (Chicago 2010) and Kelly Stouffer (Cleveland 1988) each have 1.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Still though, don’t like reading he’s dinged somewhere else. Let’s hope it’s not anything serious…

  8. Dukeshire says:

    I actually agree with you that this would be one of the biggest victories in Seahawks history. Here’s hoping.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Lynch is like Walter Jones in respect to being able to not practice much but still is ready to play at a high level on game day.

    Seems like every week he misses some practice time. Big deal! We should be used to it by now.

    Now if it was Wilson missing time we would have a legit reason to be concerned, imo.

  10. edstang45 says:

    Dang this week is going slow. I like the Hawks in this one, Atlanta hasn’t play this caliber of Run game on offense nor our Physilocity on Defense. I think we will Physically beat them down on both lines and run all over them while RW does his normal thing. Am I too confident??
    I hope Sherm and BB get in their heads early, I also think our inside rush shows up, against their smaller o-line.. I need a shot I’m too excited already

  11. The Beast is going to have well over 100 yards on Sunday!

  12. montanamike2 says:

    I think/hope Pete is just messing with the DC of Atlanta, maybe he’s hoping to confuse them a bit.

  13. mocarob says:

    The Redskins game was featured on NBC Sports ‘Turning Point’ this week.

  14. raymaines says:

    Do any of us remember what the point spread was for the second SF game? I would assume the 49’ers were favored by at least 2.5.

    This game worries me. I’ve played it out a hundred times in my head and it always comes out different and sometimes we win and sometimes we loose. I just can’t get a real feeling for this one.

  15. montanamike2 says:

    I’m glad it’s not Tony Gonzoles in his prime, big dude too. One of the best TE’s to play, shame he wasted his career for the Chiefs when he probably could have gotten rings elsewhere. I think we out them if the refs let us play, Browner and Sherman will test how physical they can play and how rough. They do have scary recievers but i don’t think they can slow down beastmode. If he grinds it they’ll be worn out midway through the 3rd.

  16. FleaFlicker says:

    Think we’ve got to count on somebody slipping by Browner at some point for a huge play. Those ATL receivers are just that good and even our guys get beat once in a while. We have to convert in the red zone to win this one.

    Waiting for this game is turning into the longest week of my life.

  17. Vegas56 says:

    He’ll, they’re just resting Beast…he and Turbin are going to get a huge workout on Sunday, got to keep those legs fresh. They’re going to shorten the game, play ball control and keep Atlanta’s offense off the field. Time of possession in quarters 2-4 last week was insane, more than a quarter in Seattle’s favor. Look for that again.

  18. bulldog80 says:

    In my mind this one comes down to one thing, the pass rush. If we’re able to move Ryan and make him uncomfortable then we win. If we can’t, then he’ll pick us apart. He’s good, and very accurate. No matter how good the coverage is, a QB of his caliber will have his way with us if we allow him to.

  19. Ewalters7354 says:

    This is gonna be a fun game! I think the offense will be fine as long as they don’t turn the ball over.The defense on the other hand kinda worries me.I don’t believe the Falcons will change their offensive approach much.They are a throwing team.Period.Just hoping they don’t depend on Irvin too much as a constant threat to rush the passer.I’m hoping we see some blitzes that actually get home.Up the gut right in Ryan’s face!

  20. Dukeshire says:

    mocarob – Thanks for the heads up. Did you check it out? Really cool.

  21. bird_spit says:

    Hawks 31 Falcons 17 – book it

  22. Duke, I did check it out. They always doing a good job of mixing the mic’ed up players & different viewpoints from the field with the footage that aired on TV. I think the Seahawks have been on that show more than any other team this year..

  23. It’s interesting to hear how much the Skins players were crying about smack talk and taunting when after watching Sound FX & Turning Point tonight they seemed to be the ones doing it.. Funny how Trent Williams would start a fight when he was also mic’ed up.. They thought they were tough….before Sunday anyways.

  24. NYHawkFan says:

    Totally agree with bulldog80. As good as our secondary is, they can only cover for so long. If we don’t generate some pressure on Ryan, he’ll eventually have his way and pick us apart. What I’m counting on is our guys giving Jones, White, Douglas, and company their ‘calling card’ by laying some wood on them so that they’re thinking about getting hit rather than catching the ball. The other key is ball control. Grind it out on the ground, mix in a few passes, eat up 6 or 7 minutes on the clock, and get in the end zone.

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree NYHawkFan,

    That a good way to slow down the Falcons passing game is for Wilson and the Seahawks to have several long clock eating drives that not only keeps them off the field but also helps to keep them out of rhythm. That way our defense will be well rested too, and have a better chance for some three and outs.

    Some notes-

  26. sluggo42 says:

    At this point of the season, there is nothing allowed except 100% belief and support.
    The ATL is a good team of course, but so are we. If things go our way we win. Time of possession for the win. Feed the beast, read option, long bombs, crept this time, rw connects on a few of the bombs. Can’t worry about them scoring, I’m sure they will a bit. But their defense is crappy amd ours is good.

    We will win this game, and then steamroll the 49ers. There are few things in life as playoff victories to create happiness of the soul.


  27. Is anyone else worried about this game being played at 10am PT? That has me a little nervous

  28. PC doesn’t seem to be too concerned about it. These guys will handle it and be ready.

    The best way to stop Ryan is to keep him off the field which means we need some long, sustained drives multiple times and score 7 at the end of each of those drives. If that happens it won’t matter what ATL does because we’ll control the game and they’ll be playing catch-up, forcing them to play to our D’s strength.

  29. I agree with that Tom. That is key in this game. A few early 3 and outs for our defense would go a long way too i believe.

  30. IMO any of the 4 NFC team left are good enough to win it all. and I think we match up really well with the other 3, I suspect we will be in every game and at worst playing for the win.

    I think Denver and NE will be fighting it out in the AFC.

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Someone please tell Leroy Hill to stay away from the happy smoke, ( and more importantly his happy smoking friends ) when he is in town this week.

  32. Haha Georgia…he is probably moving to seattle full time now that he can smoke legally. Hopefully he’ll leave it at home

  33. Why does the NFL play a 10am-130pm schedule for Sunday playoffs anyway?
    During the regular season they’re ok with games at 5pm Sunday..
    There’s no reason they can’t duplicate Saturdays schedule. 130pm & 5pm.
    New England plays the late game this week.

  34. edstang45 says:

    Key to this game is our pass rush ….hmmm enough said

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