Seahawks head coach Jim Mora just finished up his press conference this morning.
A few highlights:
* Mora said that OT Kyle Williams likely will start at offensive tackle this week. However, the team plans to get Damion McIntosh up to speed as fast as possible. McIntosh’s familiarity with offensive line coach Mike Solari in terms of terminology because of the time the two spent together in Kansas City should help in that regard.
* Mora said the team’s training staff initially thought that Brandon Frye had a neck stinger, but after an evaluation the injury proved more serious so that’s why the team decided to play him on IR for the remainder of the season.
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*Cornerback Ken Lucas returned home to Mississippi to help take care of funeral arrangements after the passing of his father Clyde Lucas on Friday. However, Lucas is expected to play on Sunday.
* Safety C.J. Wallace (hamstring) will be out for this week’s game against Arizona, but could return for the Dallas game after the bye week.
* Mora said Justin Griffith remains the starting fullback, and will start against Arizona. Mora said that Griffith could have played last week but was not 100 percent, so the team decided to play him on the inactive list. However, with Griffith’s experience in the zone blocking scheme, the team still believes he’s the best option at fullback.
* Asked about the inconsistencies in the run game, Mora said he’s OK with how the team has performed running the ball right now, considering all of the changes the offensive line has went though up front. He expects the run game to improve if the team ever settles into a healthy starting five up front. But they may struggle running the ball this week, as Arizona is ranked No. 1 overall against the run defensively heading into this week’s contest.
* Mora didn’t offer any specifics on what the team will do against Arizona’s big receivers, but he understand getting that job done will be important task for his defense, and it all starts with getting pressure on quarterback Kurt Warner.