WORD OF THE DAY: GOLDEN
It could describe the setting at practice, as the Seahawks worked outside along the shores of Lake Washington on a gorgeous afternoon that left coach Pete Carroll to offer, “What a day, huh. Great day in the Northwest.”
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“As a competitor, you always want to show up – especially when the whole world is watching.”
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But this Golden is Tate, the Seahawks’ leading receiver during their franchise-best 6-1 start. Tate started practice but didn’t finish it, because of the neck and shoulder injury he got in Thursday night’s victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.
“He’s a little sore from the game,” Carroll said. “His shoulder is still sore – his neck and shoulder area, where he got popped pretty good. So we’ll have to wait and see what that means. He couldn’t finish practice today.”
The good news is that after a condensed schedule last week, when every day was actually two days, the Seahawks have ample time to prepare for Monday night’s game against the Rams in St. Louis.
Tate has 27 receptions to lead the team and is second in receiving yards (346) to
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“It’s probably a combination,” Ryan said. “I think that I’ve really worked on hang time and placing the ball; maybe taking a little off if it sometimes. There aren’t as many of those 60-yard punts, but more 45-, 46-yard punts that are fair caught. And the gunner play has been unbelievable. Those guys get out there so quick that they’re in the returner’s face before he can do anything with it. So that’s been the biggest reason, in my opinion.”
We checked in with the just re-signed fullback before practice. But Carroll provided an update after practice that included, “We’re counting on him playing for us this week.”
And that is why Robinson was brought back, because
“We’re pleased he made it through today,” Carroll said of Robinson. “We could see him run around a little bit and get going. He had a little extra sweat going today.”
MARSHAWN LYNCH UP FOR WEEKLY HONOR
The Seahawks’ Beast Mode back has been nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week after rushing for 91 yards and a touchdown in the 34-22 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona last Thursday night.
The effort lifted Lynch to second in the league in rushing yards (578) and rushing touchdowns (six).
The Jets’ Chris Ivory (104 yards) and Chargers’ Ryan Mathews (110 yards and a TD) are the other nominees. You can vote for Lynch here.
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The players have an “off” day on Wednesday, which they usually get on Tuesday. But because their next game is on Monday night, the weekly schedule is moved back a day.