Tuesday Round-Up: Okung's status in question; Lynch up for Ground Player of the Week

Posted Sep 17, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Running back Marshawn Lynch is up for FedEx Ground Player of the Week after his 98-yard, two touchdown performance against the San Francisco 49ers

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Tuesday, September 17, about your Seattle Seahawks:

The biggest news to come out of Monday - the day after the team's 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers - was that left tackle Russell Okung could miss time with a toe injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Okung was injured on the final play of the first quarter during Sunday night's game. Paul McQuistan slid from guard to tackle to replace the injured Okung with James Carpenter stepping in for McQuistan at guard, but Carroll was vague on if that would be the plan moving forward. The team also has rookie tackles Alvin Bailey and Michael Bowie as backups at the position.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has five things we learned from the Seahawks' win over the 49ers, pointing to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's ability to devise an effective game plan against Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Condotta also highlights the play of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, who provided consistent quarterback pressure against the 49ers on Sunday night.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune has a look back at the Seahawks dominating win over the 49ers.

In addition to the news on Okung, John Boyle of the Everett Herald passes along some positive updates on the status of cornerback Brandon Browner, defensive end Chris Clemons and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

Danny O'Neil of shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Chris Sullivan of reports that the Seahawks-49ers matchup was the most-watched primetime NFL game on the West Coast in 22 years, with 66 percent of all televisions in the Seattle area tuned in. The game's TV rating of 44.8 and 66 percent share marked the best ever for a Sunday Night Football game in Seattle.

Art Thiel of digs into the Seahawks penalty woes, as the club was flagged 10 times for 84 yards on Sunday.

Terry Blount of addresses four hot issues after Sunday's game against the Niners, including quarterback Russell Wilson's slow starts.

Gregg Easterbrook of writes about the week that was in the NFL and college football, and leads his piece with a look at football in the Pacific Northwest.

NBC's Sunday Night Football bus took a trip to Mountlake Terrace high school to talk with coaches and parents about what the game means to kids.

And here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has a closer look at the pair of impressive performances turned in by defensive linemen Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett in Sunday night's win over the 49ers, notes left tackle Russell Okung will likely sit out this week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a toe injury, and puts the focus on run-stuffer Red Bryant.

Seahawks players have Tuesday off, but return to the practice field Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the team's Week 3 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field.

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