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Carroll on 710 ESPN Seattle: Miller will not play vs. Packers

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm with 40 Comments »
August 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle this morning.

And Carroll made a bit of news, saying that tight end Zach Miller is not expected to play on Friday at Green Bay, considered a dress rehearsal for the regular season.

Listen to the conversation here. The conversation begins about 30 minutes in.

Miller has been out since the beginning of training camp with a foot issue, although Carroll has consistently said the injury is unrelated to the torn plantar fascia Miller suffered against Atlanta in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

However, Miller was activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list last week, and expected to practice this week beginning on Tuesday.

Carroll said the defensive end Cliff Avril, who’s been nursing hamstring and foot injuries, has not been ruled out for Friday’s game in Green Bay.

Along with Miller, DT Tony McDaniel (groin), WR Bryan Walters (hamstring) and DB Ron Parker (hamstring) are expected to make it back on the field this week.

Carroll also said he’s hopeful that linebacker Bruce Irvin (groin) will be ready by the middle of the week to practice again.

Carroll also said the team’s current seven-game winning streak in preseason games means something.

“It means a lot for us as a team because we’re leaning how to win,” Carroll said. “We’re learning how we win, and what it feels like. And the things we’re trying to show in our play is coming out. We’re trying to take care of that football. We’re trying to ball hawk the football.”

Carroll mentioned running backs Christine Michael and Spencer Ware, offensive linemen Alvin Bailey and Michael Bowie, along with center Jared Smith as young players who have stood out through the first two exhibition games.

Carroll also mentioned the play of receiver Stephen Williams and the aggressive play of Jeremy Lane, Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond in the secondary as things that have caught his attention during training camp and in the games.

In other NFC West news, Matt Maiocco of has details on San Francisco trading first round draft pick receiver A.J. Jenkins to Kansas City for that team’s first round draft pick receiver Jon Baldwin.

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  1. sluggo42 says:

    Hmmm, still a lot of starters missing this game… I suppose it’s better than getting players hurt. I was kinda hoping Pete was going to let the hounds loose in GB…, then rest all the starters in game 4….

  2. chrisj122 says:

    I know the 4th preseason game is usually less about the starters and more about the bubble guys but I think I would rather see most of the starters take a seat this Friday in Green Bay.

    I think Green Bay might still have a bit of a chip on their shoulder about last years Monday night game. Some of the GB team are probably going to take this game more serious and personal than most preseason games. Some of these guys probably feel like they have something to prove.

    I would hate to lose a key starter due to a cheap shot.

  3. I want to see Seattle give Tate another shot at a long bomb jumper! In your FACE GB! And I would dearly love to sack Rogers a couple times and make him eat (fake) turf!

  4. Moffit traded to the Browns for DE Brian Sanford.

  5. chuck_easton says:

    Source for the Moffit news? Don’t see it anywhere.

  6. Jason La Canfora on Twitter. Sando just tweeted a few minutes ago that the Browns officially announced the trade.

  7. Im calling bs. We dont need DE’s anyhow.

  8. chuck_easton says:

    It’s being reported by the Times now as well.

    Looks like Sweezy won the job and they want to keep Bailey and Bowie on the 53.

  9. Damn! There goes the Real Rob Report.

  10. FleaFlicker says:

    Looks like Sweezy won the contest

  11. chuck_easton says:

    Sanford has only played in 6 games in 3 years and has a total of 3 tackles.

    This is shipping Moffitt off for a bag of practice balls.

  12. sluggo42 says:

    Wow, well, that opens up another spot for my 53.
    I bet moff is PISSSSSSSSSED

  13. The Seahawks have traded guard John Moffitt to the Cleveland Browns for defensive end Brian Sanford, each team has announced.

    Moffitt, a third-year player from Wisconsin, was battling for a starting job at right guard, but appeared to be losing that job to second-year player J.R. Sweezy. Seattle had also begun using rookie Alvin Bailey at guard in the last week.

    The 6-2, 280-pound Sanford, from Temple, is in his third year but has played in just six games with three tackles.

  14. RDPoulsbo says:

    710 is confirming it.

    Wow…I felt Moffitt was a disappointment, but never felt he was going to be traded…and for a DE?

  15. Ok, seems legit after all. Lame. I liked Moffitt, and I havent been at all impressed with Sweezy’s pass pro so far. This is Cable trying to make himself look good–turning a college DT into a starting RG–to compensate for his horrible us of a first and a third on Carpenter and Moffitt.

    Christ, this DE may not even make the team, and Moffitt was at least a good backup. Plus he was a funny guy.

    Jesus, we still cant figure out how to field a line with two starting-caliber G’s, this is the seventh or eight season straight…

    Damn, right now Im hoping Bailey and Bowie come in and take the damn G jobs and make them their own…the other idiots including Sweezy have had enough time and Im not impressed.

    I wonder if Carpenter will ever make it through an entire season as a starter–or even half a season?

  16. I don’t understand why they got nothing in return. It’s not like this provides any cap relief either. Does anyone smarter than me have a theory?

  17. chuck_easton says:

    On the brighter side for Moffitt he’s going closer to home and he’s already being penciled in as the Browns starting Guard.

    Win for Moffitt, but the Seahawks need to learn how to get something in return when they grant a player’s wish to go start somewhere else.

    Sanford will be here a week and won’t get through the first cuts on the 27th.

  18. sluggo42 says:

    Err, no, it doesn’t open up a spot. This guy is 6-2′ 280. A little bigger on the edge…. Still wow.
    Poor moffit… The guy was a hawk to the bone, now he has to become, a , a, …… A Brown…. The harrah!

  19. chuck_easton says:

    But he’s a STARTING Brown. And he’s now closer to home.

  20. Goddamn, I swear Lem Jean-Pierre should have got a shot at G–he was outplaying MOffitt and Sweezy early on, but they decided they had to keep him as a backup C.

    Ive just about had enough of Cable–and the damned ZBS. Lotsa promise, so far not much to show for it. The only reason this line wasnt near the top in sacks given up last year is because of the threat of Lynch/play action, and RW’s nifty feet, certainly not because of their “stellar” pass pro…

    And dumping a guy who was at least a capable backup is pretty lame at this point.

  21. trout_hound says:

    Feel bad for Moffit, he’s hilarious and seems like a great guy. He seemed like he was finally getting in shape, but then again, with Alvin Bailey stepping up, perhaps he is expendable. At least they got something for him, rather than cutting him later. Good luck on the Browns, John.

  22. snoopy123 says:

    Moffit is a local favorite, like Justin Forsett. The dude was not that good and was probably not going to make the team. We didn’t get anything else for him because he was stinkin’ it up!

  23. This looks like the Hawks recognize they arent stopping the run worth a good goddamn, and are taking a flyer on a little bit bigger DE with some speed. Still, he’s a real longshot to make the team. This just sucks…

  24. sluggo42 says:

    Well, at least the brownies are better than they used to be… But all we could get is that guy? I hope is has something we don’t know about. In John we trust eh?

  25. RDPoulsbo says:

    The only thing I can think of is they’re looking for an upgrade to backup Bryant and that’s just fishing. Really hard to see why they couldn’t have gotten a mid to low round draft pick instead.

  26. Pretty sad Seattle couldnt even wrangle a seventh round pick for a guy the Browns intend to start at G right away…

  27. Eric tweeted that Wiggs got cut too. Missing a 43 yard no-pressure FG will get you cut for sure…

  28. chuck_easton says:

    Only thing I can think of is the team told Moffitt he wasn’t starting. He asked for a trade to a team that needed a guard.

    They granted his wish.

    But come on! At least a bag of practice balls would have had a chance of sticking around VMAC longer than this DE will.

    6 games and 3 tackles in 3 years? I could go out there and have better stats than those just by falling down in front of the ball carrier.

  29. snoopy123 says:

    don’t you all of enough trust in this regime by now? its highly possible Moffit wasn’t worth anything to anyone else… maybe this dude will be next Chris Clemons at DT or something? haha.

  30. HawkyHann says:

    Are all the details out there? seems like there is some information we don’t know yet. money, picks, etc.

  31. chuck_easton says:

    NFL doesn’t allow for money to be included in trades like MLB does.

    You trade a player, and his contract, straight up for whatever you get.

    Browns can’t trade for Moffitt and give cash.

    No picks either. This is a straight up player for player trade and Seattle got the worst of it…again. (Hello? Has there even BEEN a Harvin sighting since he left for NY? Didn’t think so).

  32. CDHawkFan says:

    These guys (PC, JS, TC) don’t watch practice and the games from a couch, their jobs (lifetime career) depends on these decisions, and they know what is going on in the locker room which none of us know about. I am guessing while Moffit was nearly a starter, he wasn’t a) going to make the team and be cut due to the rookies, b) was going to be an issue in the locker room if not a starter, or c) did something stupid recently. I am guessing its more C than anything.

    On paper it sounded good to have Moffit on the team, fun guy, nearly a starter, but obviously there is more to the story than what we know right now, or will probably ever know.

  33. Since he’s headed for Cleveland, the team won’t have to worry about Moffitt accidentally visiting certain properties in Bellevue again, that’s for sure.

  34. snoopy–While we have a great FO and coach, they do make mistakes. This is one of them. They just dumped a guy who will start for the Browns for a guy the Browns were gonna cut anyway, a guy who has no chance of making this team.

    They basically cut a good backup.

  35. chuck–harvin had to stay in NY for about a week to immobilize the hip. He came back and watched practice and has been at VMAC and is now rehabbing, and Seattle is encouraged by his healing thus far–whatever that means. You havent been paying attention! You are letting your prejudices run away with reality….(ie, that Harvin is injury prone and lazy)…

  36. This DE runs a 5.04 second 40…at 280 lbs. Thats pathetic. Even Moffitt runs that, slow…

  37. CDHawkFan says:

    Slave, can you name a few personnel mistakes they have made where guys were shipped out and have produced better than what the Hawks were left with? I can only think of R Sims, but that is a bit of a stretch, and in the end, we picked Kam with the pick received for Sims. Maybe letting Matt go a year early, but he wanted more years and probably would have been knocked out early.
    Not sure if you are just emotional about the trade or if you see a trend that I don’t see. Yes, it appears they didn’t get much, but guessing Moffit would have been cut in a few weeks anyway.

  38. CDHawkfan–My point is that not every move they make is golden. They dumped Sims, and he’s turned into a good lineman–the kind of guy Cable would have really liked. They traded for LenWhale White, and they exposed guys like Philip Adams to waivers only to have the Raiders claim him and keep on the active roster…but we kept douches like Winston Moss. They drafted Carp and Moffitt, not to mention Durham and EJ Whatever, not to mention drafting Mark Legree ahead of Richard Sherman…so they arent perfect by any means.

    Sure, they are doing a great job overall. But that doesnt mean this move makes any sense.

    What Im emotional about is having to watch godddamn Sweezy suck rear at pass pro and miss run blocks, and McQ stumble around spreading mediocrity…Im sick to death of not having a complete O-line, and Im not buying Cables crap any more. Im just out of patience, completely.

  39. bbnate420 says:

    Moffitt probably wasn’t even going to make this team. That’s why he was shipped off I would bet. PC and Cable clearly don’t think he’s any good. Dave and Eric both said the same in the game chat. That they didn’t think he was better than Sweezy or any good either. Nobody is going to give you a draft pick for a OG that’s never done squat. That’s the same sort of delusion that makes people think they’re going to get a 3rd or better for Flynn.

    STTBM, Cable has probably forgotten more about o-line play than you will ever know if you live 100 years. He doesn’t think Moffitt is good. I’m sure PC agrees or he wouldn’t have shipped him off. Get over it.

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