After watching film, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Breno Giacomini held his own at right tackle, while Paul McQuistan had a tough time getting started at right guard.
“He had a few penalties in there that are going to distract me from giving him a really good grade on the day,” Carroll said about McQuistan. “But I was impressed with Breno. He had only a couple plays in pass protection that he really had a problem. In the running game he was pretty solid, expect for one cutoff block he missed on a play away. But I thought he looked a little farther along and more comfortable.”
Carroll mentioned that when McQuistan started earlier this year he struggled early on, and then his play improved as he got more comfortable.
Carroll said receiver Ben Obomanu has an ankle sprain and an injured knee that he’ll need to take care of this week.
“We’ve got to wait and see,” Carroll said, when asked about Obomanu’s availability this week. “He’s a really tough dude and he comes back from stuff. And we’ll give him a chance because he’s overcome a lot of stuff in the past.”
Carroll said safety Atari Bigby and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove should be able to practice in a limited capacity this week. Both missed last week’s game with a hamstring injuries.
“They were both running at the end of the week,” Carroll said. “And both were trying to make a pitch for themselves – that they could play. So they’re really close.”
Carroll said quarterback Tarvaris Jackson came through the game okay, and for really the first time it’s the best he’s felt after a game.
“I don’t know what the means, but we’re encouraged by anything on the positive side,” Carroll said.
Carroll also said the team will make a move with rookie offensive tackle James Carpenter, who has yet to be placed on the injured reserve list after suffering an ACL tear in his left knee last week.