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Browner, Mebane sit out Wednesday’s practice

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm with 18 Comments »
September 11, 2013 4:52 pm

The Seattle Seahawks had four players watch practices from the sidelines due to injuries this afternoon.

Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (ankle), cornerback Brandon Browner (hamstring), defensive tackle Jordan Hill (biceps) and safety Jeron Johnson (hamstring) did not practice today.

Defensive ends Chris Clemons (knee) and Cliff Avril (hamstring), along with offensive lineman Michael Bowie (shoulder) and receiver Sidney Rice (knee) were limited.

Tight end Luke Willson (oblique) was a full participant in practice.

For San Francisco, running back LaMichael James (knee) is the only person listed on the injury report. James did not practice.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about facing San Francisco’s defense with defensive tackle Justin Smith, who did play in the last game between the two teams in December because of a torn triceps injury.

Smith had surgery to fix the issue this offseason.

“He makes a huge difference,” Bevell said. “I feel like he’s one of the leaders over there. He’s been playing a long time. He’s very savvy with his technique He gets a great push. He does some really nice things with the games with Aldon (Smith), and now they’ve moving Aldon around, and they’re moving Ahmad (Brooks) around as well. So he’s able to help those guys and free them up.”

Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said he expected to see more traps and counters the second time his team faced the 49ers last season, particularly because they worked so well against Seattle’s defense.

“They actually didn’t run it that much, which was kind of surprising,” Wright said. “But we still prepared for it. We scooted up our linebackers and said ‘Hey, if they run this trap we have to make sure that we scoot up, and make sure we get to down hill when they get to down hill.’”

Wright also said he looks forward to the festive atmosphere at CenturyLink Field.

“I enjoy that,” Wright said. “I enjoy people getting hyped up for our games. It gets up hyped up to. But at the same time, were not going to get too hyped up. We have to still play with poise, play under control and make sure we play good, sound defense.

Notes from practice
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  1. Hopefully they don’t allow Brooks to bring any beer bottles onto the field, not that he got close enough to RW to use one. I think his jock is still laying somewhere on the Clink field.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Bring it on 49ers! Nothing we can’t handle!

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I’m sure I will pass out before this game is over, however It will be a great win, and game for all the West coasters.

    Go Hawks!!!

  4. sluggo42 says:

    Well except for Mebane, all sounds as we expected. I find tomorrow’s participants more important…

  5. LouieLouie says:

    Hey Gentlemen (OK, Hey Dudes):
    The Hawks running game did seem to miss Robinson on Sunday. If he is unable to perform because of nagging injuries maybe he’ll be back later in the season. The two guys that were “fullbacks” on the roster may be the reason that only 2 Tight Ends were kept. They could play that H-Back position.

    Whatever was wrong with the running game better get fixed by Sunday night or the 49ers could leave Seattle with a “W.” I thought the 49ers looked pretty strong against the Pack.

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Welcome to my world.

    Elvis Presley.

    “WELCOME TO the Clink”

    “WELCOME TO the Clink”
    ” where we will kick your behind”

    ” KNOCK AND Earl Thomas will be there”
    “SEEK AND Browner WILL FIND”
    “ASK AND Sherman WILL cover”
    ” And Chancellor will kick their behind”

    ” With Wilsons arms unfurled ”

    ” WELCOME TO Seahawks WORLD”

    ” Stevos welcomes you “

  7. Dukeshire says:

    They’ll run those traps Sunday, unless Seattle manages to take a multiple score lead, and build on it.

    BTW, Seattle needs to find a way to get and keep their d line healthy. They simply cannot afford to have their better linemen out against an o line like SF’s.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    OK it was Jim Reeves. Lol.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukeshire- Don’t worry, we have this game handled. Our special teams will help win this one for us.
    Just drink heavy and often and we will be fine Duke.

  10. I thought it was interesting to see Mike Rob working on the NFL Network set yesterday. He looked good health-wise and did a great job. I just hope it doesn’t mean he’s there all season. I’d really like to have him back.

    I’m also hoping we go back to more of a QB-under-center, two back, Power-I style of rushing attack. Supplement it with a little zone read and single back sets, but let’s get back to what we are…a hard charging, smashmouth running team that will take you out with some well times play action when you put 8 in the box.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Duke is right, this isn’t a must win game! If we lose will you all that say this is a must win game give up on the season?

    I want us to win this game as much as anyone, however I will still believe in this team if we lose.

    Long season folks.

  12. raymaines says:

    A game in week two is never a MUST WIN game, but it’s pretty close and a loss would put the Seahawks behind the 8-ball. The 49er’s would be in the drivers seat and we’d be left to hope they lose a game or two they should have won.

    It seems odd that tight lipped Jim Harbaugh would ever say more than vociferous Pete Carroll, but in today’s press conferences PC said this game is no more important than any other game and JH allowed that a conference game is like two other games. He’s right and PC is wrong.

  13. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks Georgia, but I’m uncomfortable about this matchup, right now. Wishing it were 2,3 weeks away. But that’s irrelevant, it’s afoot, and I know I’ll be ready! Lol

  14. Ewalters7354 says:

    How many times have we seen teams start 4-0 and finish 7-9?The second half of the season is much more important.Win or lose Sunday won’t determine home field advantage or the division.Unless some of you guys feel SF will go 16-0.Just my 2cents.

  15. seahawk44 says:

    How bad is Mebanes ankle injury? He is needed on Sunday.

  16. I’m starting to get nervous. . . .

  17. You are right this isn’t a must win but I think it falls into the need to win category. Meaning, if you lose, it is definitely early enough to make up the place in the standings, but if you win you have an advantage over a division foe – which allows you some breathing room later in the season if you have a bad game.

  18. Ewalters7354 says:

    Totally agree xcman,Perfectly explained

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