Wednesday, October 05, 2005

D-JACK OUT !! BOBBY E OUT !! PUNTER CUT !!

The Seattle Seahawks will be very shorthanded at the receiver position this weekend. Mike Holmgren announced today at his weekly press conference that the Hawks would be without both Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram for the match-up with the Rams.

Jackson bruised his knee earlier this season and it has become a serious enough issue that he will sit out this week. This could linger for a few weeks. Bobby Engram broke a rib on the first play of the game against Washington and he will also be out.

Holmgren did not announce the starting receivers, but they are limited in their options. Look for Peter Warrick to work in the slot with DJ Hackett and Joe Jurevivius as your starting receivers.

Itula Mili is not all the way ready. He could be available for limited action, but also could be on the inactive list.

The Hawks also waived punter Leo Araguz and re-signed Tom Rouen. Rouen was with the Hawks last season and he will also be Josh Brown’s holder.

Holmgren acknowledge the amount of talk about his decision not to pass at the end of regulation and said, “I don’t struggle with that decision at all.” He added that if they had made on more block on the first run Alexander would have run for a touchdown. That is the same play they used to beat Atlanta in overtime a few years ago and the play that resulted in Alexander’s big run v. Dallas last season.

The line of the press conference was when talking about Mike Martz play calling, Holmgren said “ I have been called a little wild and wacky myself.”

Holmgren reminded us that only 3 players on this year’s Hawks defense played in all of the games against the Rams last year. The problem is all three are in the secondary.

22 comments:

Biggie said...

Wow, going up against the Rams without our starting wide-outs. Man this weekend is going to be interesting, to say the least.

Myk said...

Best thing about this weekend is I don't have to worry about how I will deal with another heartbreaking UW Football loss

Biggie said...

I can deal with the Huskies losing, they aren't that good (except for Stanback). But the Hawks are a good team, so when they lose it sucks especially to some piece of crap lucky to be 3-0 team like the team with the most beligerently racist name in sports.
I would pay 100 dollars to spit on that friggin helmet.

Anonymous said...

The Seahawks admitted that they made a mistake by cutting their punter. The other punter they had cut (Kluwe) is leading the league with a 48.9 yrd avg. LOL! Are they going to fire this special teams coach too sometime soon? Why don't they fire Rhodes before his defense gets his A** handed to him again by the Rams.

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Myk said...

Wow that was a really neat post Supergeek...

Black,

- Don't want to start an argument but Stanback's WONDERFUL running of the team in the 2 minute offense causes me to question anyone who says he is "good"...atheltic? yes... good? not until he stops spiking the ball on third down..

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Biggie said...

YOU don't want to start an argument. That's like saying I unconditionally love all white people. LOL!

This is Isaiah's 6th game as a starting QB, be realistic I mean c'mon. If Gilbys stupid ass would have started him all year last season, he would be much better.
But considering he came from a joke football program like my Bulldogs, with no real knowledge of how to manage an offense, for only playing 6 starts, to me the dude is a superstar.

Biggie said...

Isaiah Stanback: The best UW QB since Tui. Cody Pickett was a bum!!!

Myk said...

Im sorry I see that Stanback has superior athletic talent but as a Junior I don't think we can expect him to ever be wonderful. Even if his growth is as big next year as it was this year he still does not have the QB experience necessary to be great.

Lets hope he is just keeping the seat warm for the next great UW QB: Locker from Ferndale

Biggie said...

Why does Locke have Danica Patrick pics on his LOS news site?? That broad is just an average run of the mill white chick. Actually she's not even run of the mill, Britney spears is run of the mill (her body was awesome, her face looks like a quarter of the white chicks in this country). Put up hot chicks only please, oh and Elise, she's not even close to hot, so..... Thanks.

Myk said...

I figured it all out. The Seahawks need to lose the rest of their games so they can get a good enough draft pick to get Reggie Bush. He is a perfect WCO RB, and would be a much better fit in the offense than Shaun.

Sonic EJ said...

Reggie Bush can't help the Hawk's D on 3rd down.

Myk said...

EJ,

Bush could probably rush the passer better than any of our Defensive Ends...he is unstoppable ;)

To bad he is a Trojan

Sonic EJ said...

I completely agree. I think A.J. Hawks might be a better fit though.

Sonic EJ said...

Seahawk fans will miss Alexander when he is gone.

Diezel said...

Last night on NFL total access they were saying how Lavar Arrington might be expendable.. I think we should go out and try to get him, hear me out.....

First I think he'll come cheap probably a third or fourth rounder, even though his contract is big we might be able to re-negotiate some type of insentive type of package for cap relief.

second of all if we were to get LA we could put him in the middle and allow Sharper and Lofu to rush the passer, I feel that Lofu's natural position is at OLB anyway that would give us potentially the best LB group in the NFL.

Arrington has some injury problems but I think its more of problem with Gibbs. And anyone who doesnt think LA is a stud just ask Troy Aikman....also if he could bring Greg Williams with him as our coach they guy is a good coach obvioulsly in Buffalo he didn't have much successs but look at what he had Offensively..but as Tennessee's D coordinator they had one of the top D's every year and look at Buffalo's D while he was there, and so far in the 2 years he's been with the Skins the numbers and turaround speak for themselves, they lost Antonio Pierce, Champ Bailey, and Fred Smoot all in the last two years and are still one of the best D's in the NFL. I think he would be a great replacement for Ray Rhodeds but a even better canidate for Holmgrens job!!!!

Diezel said...

Last night on NFL total access they were saying how Lavar Arrington might be expendable.. I think we should go out and try to get him, hear me out.....

First I think he'll come cheap probably a third or fourth rounder, even though his contract is big we might be able to re-negotiate some type of insentive type of package for cap relief.

second of all if we were to get LA we could put him in the middle and allow Sharper and Lofu to rush the passer, I feel that Lofu's natural position is at OLB anyway that would give us potentially the best LB group in the NFL.

Arrington has some injury problems but I think its more of problem with Gibbs. And anyone who doesnt think LA is a stud just ask Troy Aikman....also if he could bring Greg Williams with him as our coach they guy is a good coach obvioulsly in Buffalo he didn't have much successs but look at what he had Offensively..but as Tennessee's D coordinator they had one of the top D's every year and look at Buffalo's D while he was there, and so far in the 2 years he's been with the Skins the numbers and turaround speak for themselves, they lost Antonio Pierce, Champ Bailey, and Fred Smoot all in the last two years and are still one of the best D's in the NFL. I think he would be a great replacement for Ray Rhodeds but a even better canidate for Holmgrens job!!!!

Myk said...

I agree Williams might be an upgrade at D coordinator but I would rather have a proven NFL coach to replace Holmgren.

LA would be an upgrade, not sure how it all works but I think in that case it would make even more sense to go 3-4 with Tubbs/Darby in the middle and Wistrom and Fisher on the ends with Sharper and our other OLB rushing the passer.

Too bad inseason trades never seem to happen in the NFL.

Myk said...

What does everyone thinkg about Sampson quitting the Dawgs? He always seemed very talented, was he that bad in practice to not get a shot at playing in the games?

Biggie said...

Too many RB's on one squad, he should have been a team plyer and played DB.

Myk said...

Tonight was a great night, I actually got to see the Huskies win a meaningful Football game. Too bad it was from 1994...This FSN Classics thing is pretty cool. Some things I forgot from that game/team:

- How completely dominated the Huskies were in the first half. There was no way they should have been even close...

- What a great blocker little Napolean was, had to WONDERFUL blocks, maybe he can teams Shaun Alexander a thing or too...

- What a HORRIBLE Quarterback Brock Huard was...I didn't see one throw that made you think yeah he was one of the best HS QBs in the state.

- How aggressive the Huskies D was, all the Miami WR were faster then them but the staff didnt care and had them up in the WRs grill most of the game. Sure they got beat a couple times but it definately set the tone...

- What a crazy coach Lambo was. I remember that he tried onside kicks to start games on multiple occasions and going for two when down 14-3 is just crazy..but it worked. He even tried a flea flicker that game. Maybe we need some ballsy coaches up here in Seattle (Ty/Big Mike)

Finally, I think the current UW staff should show the team this game. That game could show the team exactly what they should be doing in games:

Did Miami have better talent? Yes
Did Miami have a home field advantage? Yes
Did Miami dominate parts of the game? Yes

Did the Huskies ever fold? HELL NO

If the current team had even half the heart that the 94 team showed they would have won games like UCLA and Air Force AND would be able to pull of a real upset once in awhile. Hopefully it will come soon..

BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON