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Seahawks conclude local work, heading to Atlanta; Lynch (foot), Rice (knee) listed as probable

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm with 14 Comments »
January 11, 2013 2:19 pm

The Seahawks have concluded today’s practice at the VMAC in Renton, and are headed to the airport and then on to Atlanta.

“We had a great week,” coach Pete Carroll said. “As you can imagine, the guys are really pumped up about it, feeling good and excited to get the preparation under way. They started beautifully Wednesday. Thursday was great. Today they were totally in it, like everybody should be. We’ve done what we’ve needed to do, and it feels good. The guys feel great about it.”

Carroll said running back Marshawn Lynch has a sprained foot, but is fully expected to play. Asked what it might take for Lynch not to, Carroll said: “Miss the flight? He’s fine, he’ll be all right.”

“We’re going to give him a really good chance to play,” Carroll said. “He’s probable, or something.”

Receiver Sidney Rice (knee) also is listed as probable. Others on the injury list: CB Byron Maxwell doubtful (hamstring); safety Jeron Johnson questionable (hamstring).

“Jeron got to work today,” Carroll said. “We put him down as limited, but he worked through practice and he looked fine. Byron is still a little bit hampered.”

Carroll also said Bruce Irvin is handling his new starting defensive end role comfortably, and that recently signed DE Patrick Chukwurah will be active Sunday.

“Pat did fine,” Carroll said. “He’s in a backup role for us, but he showed enough where he’s going to be dressed for the game, and we’ll see how he does.”

Carroll also sounded pleased with the work of newly signed kicker Ryan Longwell.

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  1. ‘Probable, how Pete is that quote?

  2. Dang….. ‘Probable, or something’ – how Pete is that quote?

  3. edstang45 says:

    Whooo hoooo Im ready and got a good feeling about this game ..but win or lose its a proud day to be a Hawk Fan

  4. Well at this point, if Pete said that a Kings to Seattle deal was done, he’d be the first one I’d believe.

    Even if Lynch is full-go Sunday, I’ll still be looking for Turbin to put in a solid performance.

  5. Beast will play, and he will dominate the dirty birds. I want to see Marshawn unleash another power stiff arm that he put on Tracy Porter in 2010 on Asante Samuel.

  6. Southendzone says:

    I think Lynch was able to get back in practice today cause he heard I went and bought his jersey at the CLINK pro shop!


  7. Hope Marshawn’s foot is no biggie like they say. He is gonna need to be clutch.

    This is from the last post, but i’ll post it again because it got me pumped up and not sure if anyone else saw it.

    Here is a great video someone put together of the St. Louis game at home. Take a look.

  8. thursday says:

    The fine on Trent WIlliams:

    Is it just me or does that seem low…

  9. Its very low thursday, I was thinking the same thing when i heard that. They fine players who wear the wrong socks $5,000. But a punch in the face? under 8k Its complete BS. Gooddell has no credibility in this whole player safety thing. It is such a joke.

  10. For Sunday’s game, Marshawn Lynch’s foot on the throat of the Atlanta Falcons is listed as PROBABLE.

  11. GeorgiaRay says:

    Not worried about Lynch….head games, giving him the week off to be ready for Sunday….am worried a bit about our pass rush, which is critical to shutting down White and Jones….Am I the only one who thinks that we really need to keep Ryan off the field for 2/3 of the game to get a win?

  12. GeorgiaRay, nope, I don’t think we need to keep Ryan off the field for 40 minutes to win.

    Tampa Bay kept Atlanta off the field for only 32 minutes and they won 22-17. Tampa did it by stuffing the run and shutting down the long passes. This forced Ryan to throw shorter passes. Meanwhile, they only sacked Ryan twice but frustrated Atlanta’s offense anyway.

    The Seahawks are built to do these things. This game plays to our strengths.

  13. GeorgiaRay says:

    Stevos, Hoping you are right…I’ve been listening to all the local chatter down here, and ATL is fired up…They have proven they can score with pretty much anybody if, as you say, they don’t get frustrated…Their season long inability to stop the rush is my greatest hope…Going to the game on Sunday in my road 29…again hoping you’re right!!

  14. I believe the Seahawks can move the ball on Atlanta…it will be important to succeed in the red zone, that is the critical point for Lynch and Turbin. We must finish our drives and eliminate turnovers.

    Our defense will slow them and create some turnovers…they must start fast this weekend and we’ll get it done. We won’t stop them, but we will hold them down.

    Seattle, 31-24.

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