Injury concerns for the offensive line grab the most attention at Wednesday’s Seahawks practice in Renton. Pro bowl left tackle Russell Okung is already out with a torn big toe ligament. Coach Pete Carroll now revealed right tackle Breno Giacomini is dealing with a sore knee.
It’s amazing how much teams can change from season to season, even without a huge personnel overhaul. But unlike most teams in the NFL, Seattle has been surprisingly consistent over the past couple of years.
Pete Carroll called a special team meeting early last week to make sure that coming off a division victory over San Francisco in Week 2, the Seahawks didn’t jump ahead to an anticipated Week 4 matchup at Houston. Their focus was where Carroll wanted it last weekend and the Seahawks now have a shot at being 4-0 for the first time.
To quote legendary announcer Gorilla Monsoon, the game between the Houston Texans and the Seattle Seahawks may end up being “The irresistible force meets the immovable object…” as both teams rank in the top 10 in several key offensive and defensive statistics.
The Houston Texans have long seen their offense strike when the iron is hot and consistently run up the score, but they’ve needed the defense to keep the lead. With some players leaving and others are not living up to the hype, J.J. Watt brings the whole package to a team that is getting better every season.
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