As the injury report indicates, the Seahawks have mounting concerns on the offensive line. If Breno Giacomini (knee) is not able to go, rookie Michael Bowie may get the call.
“I’m ready to go,” Bowie assured on Thursday. “I live for moments like that.”
The real question, though, is whether quarterback Russell Wilson can live through such moments.
> The Everett Herald also wonders about the line, and if, in particular, it can handle J.J. Watt. From the Herald:
Quick passes to the flanks, (Russell) Wilson said, are an option, with the keys being effectiveness on third downs and trips into the Red Zone.
“And, obviously, (letting) Marshawn Lynch run the football and get his day going early and often,” Wilson said.
> Seahawks.com says the Houston trip will be a bit of a homecoming for several Seahawks. From Clare Farnsworth:
(Michael) Bennett has purchased 30 tickets for family and friends, while (Earl) Thomas has turned the ticket duties over to someone else. “I’ve got a lot of family and friends coming, but I told them don’t call my phone this week,” he said with a smile. “I don’t need any distractions.”
> Though they were playing St. Louis, and won 35-11, San Francisco fans chanted, “Seahawks suck!” during the live Thursday Night Football postgame show.
> Houston safety Ed Reed said the Texans and Seahawks could meet in the Super Bowl. From ESPN:
Though it’s early in the season, Houston Texans safety Ed Reed said his team could make a statement Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
“This is a potential Super Bowl matchup,” Reed said.
> Arian Foster says he wants more work. From the Houston Chronicle:
Foster said Thursday he’s definitely open to carrying the ball more, but understands the team’s coaches have a long-term plan this season, which involves initially splitting rushes with backup Ben Tate.
“I’m feeling good. My body feels good,” said Foster, who leads the Texans in rushing yards (190) and carries (49). “I’m ready to go whenever they want to let me go. But you’ve got to be patient and trust coach.”