Monday in Hawkville: Russell Okung might not play against Jaguars

Posted Sep 16, 2013

A recap of the activities of Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 16, when the players reviewed Sunday night’s 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on “Tell The Truth Monday”.

A recap of the activities of Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 16, when the players reviewed Sunday night’s 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on “Tell The Truth Monday”:


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.


The Seahawks have allowed a league-low 10 points, which ties for the fewest in two games to open the season in franchise history. Here are the best two-game starts based on points allowed:

Year Points Outcome
2013 10 W 12-7 at Panthers; W 29-3 vs. 49ers
2003 10 W 27-10 vs. Saints; W 38-0 at Cardinals
2004 13

W 21-7 at Saints; W 10-6 at Buccaneers

1998 14 W 38-0 at Eagles; W 33-14 vs. Cardinals
2006 16 W 9-6 at Lions; W 21-10 vs. Cardinals
1994 16 W 28-7 at Redskins; W 38-9 at Raiders
1986 17 W 30-0 vs. Steelers; W 23-17 vs. Chiefs
1984 17 W 33-0 vs. Browns; W 31-17 vs. Chargers

“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.” 


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.

Leo end Chris Clemons is moving closer to returning, Carroll said. Clemons has been practicing but has yet to play as he recovers from having knee surgery in January.

“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.”



“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.”

All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, to’s Peter King, on the crowd Sunday night

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.


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.

Rookie running back Christine Michael will sign autographs from 6-7 p.m. at the CenturyLink Field Pro Shop on Tuesday.