The old adage of “No rest for the weary” certainly applies to the Seattle Seahawks this season. With four Seahawks officially listed as out, it’s time to see how deep Seattle truly is.
Lynch still banged up, but with only two of the eight players listed as out this week (Lynch is not one of them), things don’t look bad for Seattle.
For the last two weeks the Seahawks have had to deal with an injury list in the double digits. This week the looks more manageable with just nine players listed to start the week.
Just like last week, the Seahawks Injury list is in the double digits. Unlike last week, where most of the injured players were backups, seven of the 13 players listed are starters.
No the headline isn’t a typo. Twelve Seahawks are listed on the injury report as Seattle hopes to go 4-0 for the first time in franchise history against the 2-1 Houston Texans.
Last week it was the starting defensive line that was prominent on the injury report, this week it’s the starting defensive line. Nine players are listed for the Seahawks this week as they look to go 3-0 against Jacksonville.
The 3-hour time difference in Charlotte may not be the only adjustment the ‘Hawks have to account for on Sunday. Although there are two days until the Week 1 game against Carolina, Seattle may realistically have several 3rd stringers in the starting lineup.
Seattle’s defensive coordinator seemingly hates to blitz on the road — the Hawks rarely do it. But if they are going to get some pressure on Ryan, he is going to have to pull the trigger.
The biggest injury to watch in Seattle’s game against Washington is Robert Griffin III’s sprained knee.
The Seahawks are OK at cornerback with Richard Sherman winning his suspension appeal and Trufant returning, but they might be without linebacker Leroy Hill and right tackle Breno Giacomini.