Dave Boling of The News Tribune says the Seahawks’ roster turnover will be put to a tough test on Sunday with the New York Giants coming to town. The Seahawks had a season-high 11 players on the team’s injury report on Wednesday, including quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Many wondered about all the shuffling that was going on at the bottom of roster, thinking at the time most of it was irrelevant. It’s getting pretty relevant now, as the Seahawks are going to be calling on some of these guys.
So, Sunday’s game at Qwest Field could offer considerable evidence on how well GM John Schneider and Carroll have vetted the fill-ins who will now be under the spotlight.
Many of them have been seeing playing time already, and have provided quality depth. That’s often different than starting and having to handle the bulk of the snaps.
The injury contagion has reached plague-and-pestilence proportions as they might take the field with only two original offensive line starters. And three of their prime run-stoppers on defense are out or dubious.
My story focuses on all the changes along the offensive line, where Seattle likely will start their fifth different offensive line combination already this season.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com says the Seahawks had little interest in Randy Moss.
Rod Mar of Seahawks.com has some great photos from Sunday’s game at Oakland.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers these notes from practice on Wednesday.
KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler talks to defensive end Kentwan Balmer in this audio link.
Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats gives Seattle an 11 percent win probability here.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King puts Earl Thomas on his midseason all-pro team.
Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner now predicts the St. Louis Rams to win the NFC West.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post likes the Tennessee Titans claiming Randy Moss.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports the Giants understand the noise they will face at Qwest Field on Sunday.
Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York says the Giants must solve the team’s turnover issues. The Giants have 21 turnovers on the year. The only teams that have more are Arizona and Carolina with 23.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports that Giants center Shaun O’Hara will miss Sunday’s game with a foot sprain.