The Swartz Report From VMAC – October 9, 2013
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In the movie classic “The Wizard of Oz”, Dorothy clicked her heels and said, “there’s no place like home.” The Seattle Seahawks are more than glad to play their one and only October home game this Sunday.
Safety Earl Thomas III is counting on the energy provided by the 12th man to boost Seattle’s defense after a less than stellar performance in a loss at Indianapolis.
“It’s hard to beat us at CenturyLink. I think every game this year we’re going to be in it. It’s just up to us to finish, and I don’t think we did that last week, ” Thomas shared from his locker space. “I think it’s a wake up call, and I’m happy it happened early in the year instead of late.”
Seattle’s defense had some communication issues and blown coverages which led to explosive pass plays by the Indianapolis Colts. Now the Hawks might be without starting middle linebacker Bobby Wagner due to a sprained ankle. Fortunately K.J. Wright has played the position and knows the calls.
Center Max Unger practiced Wednesday and appears to have a chance of playing against the visiting Tennessee Titans. Tight end Zach Miller is still nursing a hamstring injury and could be a late week decision according to coach Pete Carroll.
Seattle receiver Jermaine Kearse was our guest on 1090TheFan from VMAC. The former Lakes Lancer and Washington Husky is coming off a fine performance at Indianapolis where he blocked a punt for a safety, and caught a touchdown pass. Kearse has just 4 receptions this season, but 2 in the end zone.
Kearse says he and the entire receiving corps must do a better job with their pass routes to help quarterback Russell Wilson, who for the past couple games has been scrambling for his life. At the same time, Kearse says Wilson trusts all his pass catchers to jump for 50-50 passes and make a play.
The Hawks offensive line could get stronger this Sunday if center Max Unger can return from his triceps injury. Tight end Zach Miller is still dealing with a hamstring injury and appears less likely to make it for the Tennessee game.
The official Seahawks injury report had Miller, tackle Breno Giacomini (knee), cb Walter Thurmond (knee), cb Jeremy Lane (hamstring), de Michael Bennett,(quad) out of practice. Marshawn Lynch did not participate (Non Injury related )
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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