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News, notes and quotes: Harvin not practicing; Browner still languishing

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Dec. 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm with 12 Comments »
December 18, 2013 2:42 pm

Pete Carroll said Percy Harvin won’t practice today. Brandon Browner is “iffy” to practice today.

The Seahawks continue to try and figure out how to handle both. It sounds like — and the calendar sort of dictates — a resolution to Browner’s appeal could be close. If he wins, the Seahawks will have to figure out where he is healthwise, then how to work him back in if he’s 100 percent . They have a lot of moving parts with Browner close to the end of a season.

“It has taken a long time,” Carroll said. “We’re a little disappointed in that.”

Carroll says nothing has changed with Harvin.

Other quick hits:

> Carroll said Brandon Mebane has been consistent in his time with the Seahawks.

> Carroll said the Cardinals are playing “cleaner and sharper” since the Seahawks last saw them. Also said, “Carson (Palmer) is really hitting it.”

> Despite Arizona being No. 1  in rush defense, Carroll is unfazed. “We’re going to run the football. That’s what we do.”

> Carroll said Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini are fully back.

> He also said they had enough of a look to see what Tharold Simon can do, but that Simon couldn’t stay healthy, injuring both big toes.

> Earl Thomas said it was a “sad day” for him when Mack Brown left Texas. With the Texas women’s volleyball team in town for the NCAA Final Four at KeyArena, some Texas media stopped by in Renton to talk to Thomas. He said he was sad because Brown gave him opportunity and he’s disappointed anytime someone who gave him a chance has something negative happen.

> Michael Bennett spent some time at the podium today. He was asked a variety of questions, most not about football. When asked about who he would want to do a commercial for, Bennett said, “Rolls Royce.”

> Also, so more practice squad shuffling. The Seahawks added DT Dewayne Cherrington and WR Arceto Clark to the practice squad. DT Michael Brooks was cut, again. Seattle cut LB Mike Taylor on Monday.


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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    We really don’t need Harvin or Browner to make a Super Bowl run this season imo, But if I had to choose between the two it would be Harvin.

    No way I see Carroll playing Harvin before the playoffs but I like it that Carroll is not disclosing his intentions so our next two opponent’s will have to consider game planning for Harvin.

  2. The ineffective running game is something that must be corrected before the playoffs begin.

    The ineffective running game and the resulting slow starts haven’t mattered because the Defense has been plain dominant lately.

    But in today’s NFL, it’s hard to imagine a Defense being this dominant once the playoffs begin.

  3. I wrote a little something on Walter Thurmond III. If you have some time check it out!

  4. Todd,

    I read the transcripts of yesterdays chat and you wrote that, basically, the two worst starting positions on the team were both guard spots.

    Do you think Carp or Sweezy are young enough where they develop into above average NFL guards by the start of 2014? Just curious.


  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    We didn’t get DeCastro but perhaps we can get Yankey.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    There ought to be some context to the so called “slow starts” on offense. Example: Seattle put up 100 yards of offense in the first quarter last week but scored only 3 points. Saying they had a slow start is a bit misleading.

  7. scorpeeo says:

    I call it disappointment Wednesday every week regarding Harvin.

    I love my Hawks but they don’t win the SB without him in prime form.

  8. WilliamPercival says:

    What exactly did Carroll mean by this:

    “It has taken a long time,” Carroll said. “We’re a little disappointed in that.”

    Is he talking about the progress of the injury for Browner? Harvin? Both? or… is he talking about the length of time it’s taking for the league to rule on Browner’s situation??

  9. raymaines says:

    scoreep: Did I misread your comment or did you really just say the Seahawks can’t beat New England, Kansas City or Denver on a natural field without the help of a guy they haven’t had all year? Seriously, did you really just say that? Welcome to the blog, by the way.

  10. I don’t think any opponent is spending a lot of time game-planning for Harvin. It is pretty obvious that he isn’t going to play.

  11. I blame this Harvin deal on Pete, I was hearing awhole back that JS didn’t want PH. Need him or not, he’s a Seahawk so he needs to be on the field tough your tail up and man up PH. And Tom Cable fix the line already.

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