The Seahawks are all about
“We have a number of guys that are on the verge of really making decisions hard,” coach Pete Carroll said Monday, after the first of what will be only two practices to prepare for the Raiders and everything that game will mean to so many on the 75-man roster.
“Those guys in particular, if we do it the way we plan to do it, we’re going to give them a really good chance to show it. We need to give guys the opportunity to show so we can make the decisions, and give them a chance to show for themselves. So the young guys will get a lot of playtime this week and they’re going to get a lot of looks.”
“Christine has been flashier in preseason, there’s no question,” Carroll said when asked to compare the rookie summers of Michael and Turbin, a fourth-round draft choice last year. “He has made a real flashy first impression. We’re excited about it. He doesn’t have the whole thing yet. He’s got a lot of work to do. He’s not always reading things properly.
“But he certainly shows the suddenness that gives you a chance to feel like he’s going to bust something.”
Mayowa has 2.5 sacks to the lead the Seahawks and tie for No. 8 in the league. But his snaps have increased at the Leo end spot because
Siliga just joined the team last week, in the trade that sent guard John Moffitt to the Denver Broncos, but the 325-pounder displayed his potential as a run-stuffer against the Packers.
“He’s really solid at the line of scrimmage,” Carroll said. “He’s physical. You can’t move him. He’s a good technician. He understands technique. He stays in the right spots. He’s a physical presence. … He needs to play a lot this week, just to show where he fits in.”
Lotulelei, a rookie free agent, has been a whirling-dervish of a playmaker since the rookie minicamp in May. But he’s one of nine linebackers, with the club expected to carry six or seven.
Then there’s Parker. He has shown he can play, when not sidelined by a hamstring injury. But he also plays a position where the Seahawks are loaded – cornerback. In addition to Sherman and fellow starter
Just how many corners can the Seahawks’ carry on the 53-man roster? Just how difficult can Parker make it when those decisions reach the push-comes-to-shove stage?
“This week is huge for Ronnie,” Carroll said. “He’s had enough time with us where we know that he’s a good football player and he can do some stuff and he’s really one of our style guys. He’s really fast. And real strong. He’s just had trouble getting back from his injury; the hamstring thing has bothered him.
“But he looked good today. And he’ll have a good week and we’ll play him in this game.”