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Carroll says on KIRO Unger and Giacomini unlikely to play

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Sep. 27, 2013 at 10:19 am with 29 Comments »
September 27, 2013 10:19 am

It’s been intimated all week, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Friday morning on KIRO FM that center Max Unger and right tackle Breno Giacomini are unlikely to play Sunday. That probably puts Lemuel Jeanpierre and rookie Michael Bowie on the line that has lost 60 percent of its starters.

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  1. edstang45 says:

    Balls man hope the bleeding stops here. …gonna be tough Sunday

  2. Next man up. Wow – if we can win this game without 3 starters on OL it will really be impressive. At least we’re getting everyone back at some point. Almost feel better that it’s a road game? If we’re going to lose would rather be on the road. Win 8 at home and 4 on the road and we’ve already one 1 of the 4.

  3. trout_hound says:

    Damn. Looks like we are running the ball a lot on Sunday. God help us in third and longs. Run, Russell, Run!
    By the way, that NFL network Man to Man with Wilson and Luck on Wednesday night was an interesting watch. Still not sure why Michael Irvin gets to be on TV, but he seems to like our boy.

  4. Southendzone says:

    holy moley, just play the entire 2nd unit and make sure we have our starters for Indy!

    Poor RW is going to be even shorter after the # of hits he takes this Sunday.

  5. RDPoulsbo says:

    Don’t expect a single catch from a TE on Sunday. Max protection on every passing play and hope the D can give the O a short field. I wouldn’t even try play acion in the 1st quarter. They’ll need to prove they can protect for 2 seconds before risking it. Ugh…this is shaping up to be a lot like the line T-Jax had to play behind a couple years ago.

  6. Carlsonkid says:

    Jeeanpierre isn’t Unger but he’s servicable , and Unger’s snaps out of the shotgun haven’t exactly been terrific so far anyway . Houston blitzes or brings 5 like 80% of the time , so they were going to pin their ears back regardless . RW needs to put his wheels on for this one , no doubt !

    Two TE sets and hope ( I know , I’ve put him down on the blog previously ) Carpenter can be that roadgrader they all say he is , and pound out a ground game with Beast and Turbin … throw in a dash of RW’s miracle throws on busted plays after 10-second scrambles & it’ll be another Seahawk victory : )

    Our D won’t let them score more than 10 .. GO HAWKS !!

  7. Special teams and Defense need to lead the way — and hopefully we get a couple plays from Russell.

  8. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Rams looked lost last night. Kept it close and actually held 9ers down first quarter and then wheels just fell off. Mini Finigan couldn’t cover Boldin at all. The Rams could not run block, defend the run, cover, catch or complete a pass. Incredibly dreadful performance. I expected them to play tough as they caught the 9ers at an ideal time and beat and tied them last year.

  9. Time for Tate to bust a punt return for 6. Gonna need big time ST play and defense on sunday. Damn

  10. dirtbiker_joey says:

    Time for the defense to put some points on the board!

  11. sluggo42 says:

    I for one am NOT afraid of the Oline injuries, and I also believe that Bowie just might take this job and keep it with a good showing against Watts.

    I’m going with the Yanker and predicting a win. Our starting defense will win the game by themselves, and RW, Tate, Baldy and Beast will kill em. Rice will probably get a long bomb too, and Miller will and Willson will get touches. Remember, Unger and Breno havent exactly been lighting the world up, and the Lem will be a wash, and the kid Bowie just might surprise us.

    I’m not one to post links as GH has the corner on that market, but when I find one thats compelling I will..

    http://imgur.com/KAW6hk2

  12. How many sacks will Watts get this week? Six?

  13. Southendzone says:

    The thing that really sucks about it isn’t just this week, but the Unger arm injury has been another one of those Pete Carroll obscure/secretive kind of things.

    Hoping it doesn’t turn into a multi-week issue.

  14. SandpointHawk says:

    I’ll take the under on that one klm008…

  15. banosser says:

    Texans won’t have to blitz.. it’ll just seem like they are

  16. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    It could get ugly this week, im just hoping Russel makes it to Indy.. But if their is any positives this week IF we lose, it’s that we are playing a non-confernece road game. I’m not throwing in the towel here because I think we could still spring an upset, i’m just saying it wouldn’t be the worst loss ever.

  17. sluggo42 says:

    Geez, what a bunch of negative Nancy’s. One man Watts will not singlehandedly beat us

  18. bird_spit says:

    My guess is Lem will be bringing Mel out to dance. Go Hawks! I expect a great game will be needed and we will get it. Hawks are destiny bound.

  19. RDPoulsbo says:

    I’m not throwing in the towel either, just see the Texans as a very real threat, even more so than the 49ers given the injury/road/time situations thrown in. Houston’s front 7 is for real and they’ll test the weakened o-line early and often. Seattle’s D will keep Schaub and Foster contained, but the offense isn’t going to get much going this week.

    Much like I felt about the Carolina game, it’s going to be a low scoring game that’ll be decided by the turnover battle.

  20. Lemuel will be fine. McQuistan will be fine. Not completely certain about Bowie, but I have high hopes for him.

  21. wazzulander says:

    Wow guys, we are 2 pt favorites, keep the doom and gloom in check.

  22. J.J. Watt

    This team is too good for a game to get ugly against us.

  23. If I was Bevell….. I would run the read option at Watt early and often. That will make him focus on containing the edge instead of getting up field.

    And when I wasn’t running the read option at Watt, I would run misdirection plays….. that will also get him to focus on setting the edge (and not getting up field).

  24. I wanted to see Bowie play some more, but your first start coming against Watt is a tall order. As some have said, it would be awesome if he steps up like Okung did against Peppers. I agree that the TEs will be staying in a lot.

  25. South, explain to me what is to be gained from PC advertising injuries to other teams?

  26. i’m not doom and gloom – I still feel like we’re going to win this game – with this team I’ll probably feel like that every week this season. Reality is that we will lose some games though – the injuries make this one a tough one.

    But our D is playing amazing right now, and I see no reason why they won’t be even better this week (no new injuries, Clem has a game under his belt) . . .let’s win a low-scoring defensive battle.

  27. You’re right Sandpoint – Bowie run-blocks with the best, and he’s only allowed 1 QB pressure so far, but he’s only played 31 snaps in this reg season (and has yet to acquire a penalty). So far, in 183 snaps (90 snaps pass blocking) Breno has allowed 2 sacks, 1 QB hit, and 4 QB pressures, but he hasn’t been doing good at run-blocking, and already has 2 penalties. In preseason, Bowie played 123 snaps (62 pass block snaps) and allowed 2 QB hits and 3 pressures with no penalties.

    So far this reg season, HOU’s LDE Watt’s got 3 sacks, 4 QB hits and 7 QB pressures. RDE Antonio Smith has gotten 2 sacks and 6 pressures so far. NT Earl Mitchell also has gotten a sack and 2 QB pressures. LBs Whitney Mercilus and Brian Cushing have gotten 3 sacks, a QB hit and 6 pressures between them.

  28. Oh, and mate, isn’t it the NFL that requires that teams tell who’s injured?

  29. Yes, they do to some extent, but teams keep things hidden. It’s hard to keep it hidden if the player can’t practice. The NFL wants gamblers, oops fans, to know who is playing. The fantasy football adds to it now.

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