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Monday in Hawkville: Russell Okung might not play against Jaguars
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined psychologist Angela Duckworth at Seattle University on Thursday for a Seattle Town Hall talk about grit, and unlocking the secret to perseverance (Photos courtesy Chuck Kuo/Seattle University). View
WORD OF THE DAY: TOE
As in the one on Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung’s left foot that he injured against the 49ers.
Asked during his day-after Q&A session with the media whether Okung would play in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field, coach Pete Carroll said, “I don’t think that’s possible, we’ll see what happens. I don’t think he can make that.”
But Carroll stopped short of offering any more details, adding that the club still is waiting to get all the information before making any additional comment.
“There are some options that we’ll deal with as we try to figure it out,” Carroll said. “There’s a little bit of a spectrum here that could come to us with options. We need to wait and see. Read
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“If I told you something, I’d be making it up.”
After Okung went out in the second quarter, left guard Paul McQuistan moved to tackle and was replaced at guard by James Carpenter. Despite the loss of Okung, the Seahawks rushed for 172 yards against the 49ers.
But Carroll declined to predict what might happen this week if Okung indeed cannot play.
“We don’t know yet,” he said. “We’ll figure it out.” Read
INJURY UPDATES: BRANDON BROWNER COULD PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY
The Seahawks have played their first two games without right cornerback Brandon Browner, but Carroll said Browner will try to practice on Wednesday. Whether that happens depends on how Browner responses to running on Monday and Tuesday.
“We going to plan on practicing him with the intent that he could play, unless he can’t,” Carroll said. “So he’s got a good chance of making it back.”
Rookie running back Spencer Ware got what Carroll called a “significant” ankle sprain against the 49ers.
“It might be time,” Carroll said. “If it’s not this week it’s going to be next week, I would think, just by the way he’s worked so well in practice.”
Carroll also is hopeful that rookie defensive lineman Jordan Hill is getting close to returning to practice after missing the first two games with a biceps injury.
“He does have a chance,” Carroll said. “Hopefully we’ll get him on the practice field this week.” Read
ONE NOISEY RECORD
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“You could cut the energy in the stadium with a knife. It was different from a regular game – so loud I could feel it in my chest and it gave me energy.”
Before his session started, Carroll was presented with a certificate signifying that the CenturyLink Field-record crowd of 68,338 set the Guinness Book of World Records mark for “The Loudest Crowd Cheer at a Sports Stadium.”
The crowd noise reached 136.6 decibels during Sunday night’s game.
“It was a great day to have it happen,” Carroll said. Read
The players have their “off” day on Tuesday, when the coaches will be working on the game plan for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.