With defensive tackle Alan Branch a game-time decision heading into Sunday’s game against Washington, you likely will see a lot more of Clinton McDonald lined up next to Brandon Mebane.
Seattle received the University of Memphis product in a trade with Cincinnati for Kelly Jennings just before the season started.
At 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, McDonald offers Seattle versatility because he’s stout enough to back up Mebane at nose tackle and quick enough to fill-in for Branch as the pass-rushing defensive tackle.
McDonald said he’s looks forward to a chance for more playing time, and is just trying to continue the high demands set by his teammates.
“Those guys have been great examples and have set the standard for me to come in and make plays,” McDonald said. “To watch what they do and the kind of effect that they have on the game, coming in I feel like I can make somewhat of an impact following their lead.”
This is the first I’ve heard of this, but according to this nugget via twitter by Sports News Radio, Paul Allen could sell the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks in the next 24 to 36 months.
Matt Millen of the NFL Network gives Seattle’s defensive front some love in this week’s NFC playbook. Check out the video here.
ESPN’s Mike Sando shows that Tavaris Jackson’s passer rating is higher when targeting Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Tarvaris Jackson looked better throwing the ball in practice in his Friday practice report.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times hits a similar refrain here.
Doug Kretz of Scouts Inc. offers this scouting report, and likes the Seahawks over Washington 20-17. You must be an ESPN Insider to view the article.
Art Thiel and Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW.com both like the Seahawks to win on Sunday.
Seattle punter Jon Ryan turns 30 today, writes his hometown paper, the Regina Leader. He’s having one of his best seasons in the NFL.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post gives us some individual matchups to watch for on Sunday between Seattle and Washington.
Pat Kirwan of CB Sports previews the Washington-Seattle contest in the video below.