For the second time this week, Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck did not participate in practice, making it extremely unlikely he will play against the Niners on Sunday. Wednesday and Thursdays are their days for drilling both offense and defense, and then Friday's are the day they run through everything. It would be very difficult for Matt to pick up and go with one day of work after missing essentially three weeks of practice. Mike Holmgren said he would like to see Hasselbeck practice before allowing him to go. As far as we have seen, Holmgren has not yet witnessed that. Seneca Wallace took most of the reps with the first unit and will, as Holmgren said Wednesday, start if #8 can't go.
Pork Chop missed practice as well, apparently still knocked out from the illness that overtook him at practice on Wednesday. Ray Willis got a lot of time at right guard, but Mansfield Wrotto also took some reps there.
While the rest of the team was in full uniforms, Koren Robinson was wearing sweats, as was Bobby Engram. Koren did not take as many reps as Engram, still bothered by his sore knee.
With those two limited, there was more practice time for Jordan Kent -- which he needs. He dropped one pass that set Holmgren off, dropped passes a thing that usually frustrates him to no end. Robinson dropped a pass soon after that and Holmgren just dropped his chin on his chest.
The defense seemed very active today and Holmgren was pretty complimentary of the group. They knocked down a bunch of passes from the scout team, got a few interceptions and seemed to be playing their coverages correctly if the reaction by the coaches is any indication.
I asked to speak with GM Tim Ruskell after practice but was told that Holmgren is the only one right now who is addressing the state of the team.