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Quickee notes from Carroll presser

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Sep. 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm with 14 Comments »
September 6, 2013 1:19 pm

Cornerback Brandon Browner (hamstring) will be a game-time decision, Carroll said. If he can’t go, Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell will see action. He would not elaborate how he intended to divvy up the duties of outside cornerback and slot cornerback.

Leo Cliff Avril, too, will be a game-time decision. He said earlier in the week that O’Brien Schofield would likely get the start at the pass-rush end. Carroll said that Chris Clemons, the expected starter at Leo, will be “full go” next week.

Defensive tackles Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel are expected to be a full speed, however.  Carroll said that LG James Carpenter had a good week in practice and should be available to spell starter Paul McQuistan.

Asked about a recent tweet by injured receiver Percy Harvin (hip) that he’d be back by mid-season, Carroll said that he believes Harvin will surprise the doctors and that he’s heard nothing but positive reports from doctors.

Of the Carolina game Sunday, Carroll said: ”Everything’s led to this,” he said. “It’s a very difficult matchup with these guys.”

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  1. abqhwkfn says:

    “Full go”.. Eric, do you think that means Clem is part of the starting defense in week 2?

  2. cititravis says:

    Can’t wait for Sunday, just have to decide where to watch the game in Vegas. Great news on Clemons, get him back for the niner game. Really hope that Avril can go.

  3. Cititravis – If you’d like to watch with other Seahawk fans go to Scooter’s Pub (215 and Rainbow) about 15 minutes from the Strip. I’ve lived in Vegas for 6 months and the ‘Seahawker’s’ tell me this is the place. From the facebook photos they look like a passionate group!! The game is not on local channels although I’m sure any casino will have it.

  4. Hawkjitsu says:

    abqhwkfn- I asked him the same question a few posts back and got no answer. It’s looking dicey, but I’d like some insider info!

  5. SaigonSun says:

    When I lived in Vegas in the early ’80s I used to go the Caesar’s Palace sports book to watch the Seahawks games ( work schedule permiting). I can honestly say I was the only Seahawk fan in the whole room. All of the others were Donkies, Raiders, (etc) fans… It just meant I had to be louder than the rest.LOL Those days were total fun. Even now, when I think of it, being able to piss everyone off, brings smile to my face.

  6. Bill Simmons predictions – interesting comments on Rams/Cardinals.

    Predicts Seahawks winning Super Bowl

  7. Browner wont play, IMO. Avril is doubtful as well, which pretty much means he aint playing either. I sure hope Mebane, McDaniels, and Bennett play well, as they are gimpy as well. Gonna be relying on backup corners at Browners spot and nickel, as well as at WDE (Leo).

    Our run D wasnt very good the last half of last year, and it looks suspect right now too.

  8. rramstad says:

    LV, I thought Simmons’ best comments were at the end:

    “Year after year after year, I can see the Niners and Seahawks measuring themselves against one another, lobbing potshots at each other, making sketchy roster moves clearly intended to piss off the other team (Chris Harper, everybody!), and maybe even getting into one of those postgame pseudo-brawls with 120 players milling around two assistant coaches who are screaming at each other. If it gets REALLY good, once or twice, we’ll see a free agent switch from one side to the other for more money, and we’ll all consider him a massive traitor — like how Red Sox fans felt about Johnny Damon in 2006. I think it’s going to be a blood feud. I think it’s going to be what Rex Ryan always wanted the Jets-Patriots rivalry to be … you know, before the Jets died.”

  9. Simmons also borrowed our ‘In Russell Wilson we trust’ line . . .but I don’t mind.

    Always enjoy his articles, and he beats the drum for the Sonics every now and then (which this fan still appreciates .. . ).

  10. bryndildaddy says:

    In the last decade I hated the Rams and everything that rivalry stood for. It’s different with the Niners – an equally great rivalry, but based on respect for an amazingly tough, well built team.

  11. If you get a little less than a half an hour to kill between now and the CAR game, there’s a coupla old youtube vids ya’ll might wanna watch by a Duck fan namea Charles Fisher. These vids show teams defending the UO’s inside zone read (IZR) option in the first vid and the outside zone read (OZR) option in the 2nd:


    Cam Newton (CN) runs on average about 6 times per game. Probably not all are zone read, but the majority probably are. Since defenses are trying to keep CN from running with the ball, of the about 22 handoffs per game most are probably one of those two read option plays. Many other plays like play action, bubble screens, draw plays, etc. that are available for the offense once those read option plays are successful. Even though both of CAR’s UO RBs Johnaton Stewart is on PUP and Kenjon Barner (foot) is out for the game, they still have DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert (hamstring) and Armond Smith. SEA’s young DL players have to play a disciplined gap control game vs CAR.

  12. BowserMode says:

    @KLM Carolina went away from the zone read for the most part the 2nd half of the season and Cam actually ran better. Im pretty sure they said they are going to mostly stay away from it this year because the offense and Cam performed a lot better once they went away from it in the 2nd half.

  13. Good Bowsermode! Hope you’re right and they run the ‘read option’ like they did last season instead of the ‘zone read’. One of their local papers reported that they’ve been practicing the zone read more after their defense got stunned in the first half of their 2nd exhibition game vs PHI. SEA’s D handled their read option well in game 5 last season.

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