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Post mock game … who plays RT?

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Aug. 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm with 30 Comments »
August 2, 2014 3:43 pm

The news after practice was that the Seahawks waived/injured second-year right tackle Michael Bowie (shoulder). If he clears waivers, they can bring him back on IR. At the same time, rookie RT Justin Britt injured his left shoulder. Carroll did not seem to believe it was serious. it left veteran Eric Winston going with the 1s almost all day at RT. How good is his signing looking now. Is Schneider clairvoyant?

Carroll comments:

THey got in about 80 plays. He thought the effort across the board was really solid. He thought the communication into the huddle was a little sloppy. The real officials worked the scrimmage and he got a feel about their rulings on cut blocks and hands to the face. He says he believes the PI rules are clearer now. He liked the pressure up front, especially bennett. He liked plays by Walters, Michael and Turbin.

Injured receiver Paul Richardson and defensive end Cassius Marsh should be back Monday.

In some of the big plays: Bennett had two sacks and a tackle for loss. Scruggs sacked Wilson. Hauschka hit three field goal to account for the extent of the scoring. Kevin Smith had a nice catch up the sideline against Richard Sherman. Terrell Parks intercepted a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone. Wilson tried to make a diving catch of the interception himself.

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  1. Wow.

    Wish we had drafted another o-line player.

  2. seahawk44 says:

    Once again …… confidence in the O Line is low. This team will not reach their true potential until that unit is solid and healthy.

  3. imashiah says:

    I don’t understand why they had to waive Bowie. Why not just place him on IR staright away? Is there a limit to how many we can place on IR?

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    How much cap money is there left to spend on free agents?

    And who (o-lineman) remains out there that could be worth signing?

  5. There most be some sort of cost- bonus- savings in doing this

  6. NewJerseyHawk says:

    There are teams that will make cutdowns to 53 that will wind up trying to pass a lineman that was drafted through waivers and onto someone’s practice squad…I would probably see where the injury situation is before making any trades for any pieces until then…..That would be the last resort and that would require Britt being healthy through the rest of camp and performing well AND no injuries to Winston, who suddenly may have to have his snaps limited in camp and in games as a potential starter.

    The 6th rounder from Marshall that has the heart condition/retired is also a item that probably may have prevented Winston from being signed if perhaps he was ready to go and play well.

    Disappointed in Bowie, but think he’ll eventually land on IR like Jesse Williams has today as well.

  7. Cory Brandon. Tackle. 6 ft 7. Age 26

    “Pro Career: Originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 7/27/11 as a rookie free agent. Released on 9/3/11. Signed by the Chicago Bears on 6/15/12 and was released on 8/31/12. Added to Bears practice squad on 9/1/12 and released on 9/10/12. Returned to Bears practice squad on 10/17/12. Promoted to active roster on 12/17/12. Released on 8/31/13. Signed with Cardinals on 5/28/14.”

    Maybe he will consider this his last chance and suddenly become great. If anybody can “coach him up” the Seahawks can.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Thanks rbuzby.

  9. mocarob says:

    There’s always Carp. LOL

  10. freedom_X says:

    If Carpenter really is 100% healthy and fit, he might be a viable option at RT. Though he’d almost be back to being a rookie in terms of experience.

    It certainly seemed like the front office was unhappy with Bowie since the offseason (when he showed up out of shape and performed poorly.) Undrafted players don’t get that much rope. Could Bowie have felt he had it made? (unlike a Doug Baldwin.)

  11. sluggo42 says:

    Bobby will be devastated…

  12. You’re right Sluggo….. Poor Bobby…

  13. DanielleMND says:

    So…the O-line will be the weak link once again.

  14. Five years running now?

  15. seatowntp says:

    “The Curse” which resulted from allowing Steve Hutch slip away to the vikes.

  16. I don’t know, the main question mark is OKung, if he comes in healthy and mean, a potentialized Carp, healthy Unger, grinding Sweezy and experienced, solid, Winston could be an awesome starting 5, we’ve lost a lot of experienced backup to start the season, but going into the bye with as many wins as possible is probably the best way to take an early division lead.

  17. jawpeace says:

    my guess the injury to Bowie’s shoulder is not serious enough to keep him out for the year but significant enough to keep him out for most of camp. So if he passes waivers I would not be surprised if he was signed back to the practice squad.

  18. JoeinKirkland says:

    Jawpeace, Bowie is not eligible for the practice squad as he was on the active roster all season last year. He is out for the year. If he was somebody the Hawks coveted they would have straight IR’d him.
    If nobody claims him they will hope that he learned his lesson and comes into next Spring in shape and ready to be a professional.

  19. jawpeace says:

    Okay then I find it WEIRD they did not just IR him. As he will still get money from the Hawks. Maybe not as much with an injury settlement. Also it seems like giving up on a player with good potential.

  20. For all the good roster moves that Carroll and Schneider have made, the o-line moves have been questionable at best. Reaching for Carpenter in the 1st round, reaching for Britt in the 2nd, wasting a 3rd rounder on Moffitt, starting a 7th round DL convert in Sweezy in only his second year, doing next to nothing in free agency, and now this (allowing Bowie to potentially be lost on the waiver wire, the guy you were looking as the potential starter). Is it Cable??

  21. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Let’s get real here, HyperBowie is nothing more than a project.

    One who practically had the RT job handed to him this season only to show up out of shape much like Moffitt did.

    Britt has good upside & the right work ethic for the job but he is a rookie & virtually all rookies struggle at first.

    So don’t expect him to be playing at even an average level yet

    I don’t know where all this o-line hype came from lately but they are pretty much the same group that we saw in the playoffs & Super Bowl last year & as we saw that was good enough to help us win it all.

    I am much more concerned about Okungs health affecting the team moving forward than HyperBowie.

  22. Yes, unless the injury is much more severe than thought, I find the decision to release Bowie to be very strange. Dave, any chance you can ask PC about this?

  23. montanamike2 says:

    If you’re competing for a roster spot, yet a starting one, then it’s not too smart to show up out of shape. Like Bobby i saw Bowie as a LG, even as backup because Carp has yet to play a full season healthy. I’m disappointed to say the least. With a boatload of picks next year, i expect the Hawks to pick at least a couple of O line. I wonder if we could snatch a few good backups off the waiver wire?

  24. Dave Boling says:

    Yeah, the decision on Bowie was a little surprising. There’s no practice or access today, so we’ll get no elaboration. The hope, as I understand it, is he’ll clear waivers and can be put on IR. They may believe that with a recovery time that will take him past the end of this season, teams aren’t going to invest in him.

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Drafting more rookie O-lineman next year is great however it won’t help the line much in the immediate (2-3 years)future unless there’s another Jones out there at pick #32 next year.

    I’ve heard reports that the Rams top rookie o-lineman (& the first one picked in the draft) has struggled in camp.

    Lots of time to get things sorted out before the season starts.

  26. montanamike2 says:

    I get the point, picking at #32, it’s hard to get a stud anything for the line. Even when we had earlier picks everyone i wanted has been mediocre or a bust, and the guys you never heard of become solid contributors. Maybe Decastro but he’s no Hutch.

  27. montanamike2 says:

    If Bowie makes it back to us, and he should, i hope he can take his shape more seriously. There’s no excuse for that, i thought he’d be ready.

  28. I loved Bowie’s reg season run blocking, wish every SEA OLer could road grade like him, but he had his problems in pass pro. I dunno, maybe it was just Wilson hanging onto the ball that made Bowie look bad. But still I’d sure hate to lose him to another team. What is Alvin Bailey doing? His pass pro was 100% in his three games at RT last reg season, and he also did good at run-blkg, just not as good as Bowie.

  29. Sweezy is a project; Bowie just needs to get healthy and in shape and the opportunity to play LG–he’s not a RT, period.

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