Can you cover punts? Can you block on kickoffs? If so, you just might win one of the coveted 53 spots on the 2013 Seattle Seahawks roster.
After Russell Wilson makes a few easy throws and Marshawn Lynch gets a couple token carries against the Chargers tonight, it’s time to watch some key position battles. I will be paying attention to defensive linemen and cornerbacks, receivers and running backs.
Walter Thurmond is on IR, but Browner returns to his spot opposite Richard Sherman, and Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell are more experienced after having filled in for Browner over the last three weeks.
Dropped passes and poor rush defense were the reasons the Seahawks lost 13-6 in San Francisco in Week Seven. Seattle will have to be better in both departments if it is going to win this time.
Walter Thurmond joins suspended corners Brandon Browner and injured Marcus Trufant on the sideline, and WR Charly Martin was place on IR. The good news: Sidney Rice will play.
The Buffalo Bills replaced Marshawn Lynch in 2010 with first-round pick C.J. Spiller, and since then Lynch has merely rushed for 3,043 yards and 27 touchdowns in 40 games for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks put up perhaps its most dominating performance in franchise history, rushing for a season-high 284 yards while creating eight turnovers and setting a team record for points.
The Seattle Seahawks are down two of their top three corners this week, and could be without all three as soon as next week, leaving Walter Thurmond and a bunch of young guys to hold up the back end.