Welcome to another week of #HawksMailbag here on Seahawks.com, our weekly question and answer session with you - the fans - about your club - the Seattle Seahawks.
We fielded several of your questions on Twitter following the Seahawks 20-13 Week 6 win over the Tennessee Titans, and we take some time out on this Tuesday morning to provide some answers.
A special thanks to everyone who submitted questions this week. Sorry that we can't get to them all.
Basically, they're resting. With just three days in between gamedays, the Seahawks will hold lighter-than-usual practice sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday with an eye toward coming into Thursday night's game against the Cardinals completely healthy.
"They’ll be in the recovery phase all the way until Thursday, hopefully we’ll do this really well, and the players will respond."
In addition to the lighter workload ahead of Thursday's matchup, the Seahawks are scheduled to rest on the four days following the game against the Cardinals. The team will receive Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off before returning to the practice field on Tuesday in preparation for their Week 8 road matchup with the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football.
"I just wanted to give him a break because I wanted to make sure that we got it clear to him what was going on, what was happening," Carroll said of his decision to take Browner out of the game. "They got up on top of him on two different plays there, and I just wanted to make sure he was clear. We have great guys to throw in the game to take care of business, and that’s what happened. I put him right back in there in the third quarter, and he started to play a nice second half, which was great."
"We have tremendous depth and tremendous competition at these spots," said Carroll.
But after Sunday's game against the Titans, head coach Pete Carroll said Maragos' role as the team's backup holder is in question, pointing to quarterback Russell Wilson as the one who would likely handle the duty if needed moving forward.
"Ironically, I've held for
I think he already has. Hill made that clear when he recorded his first NFL sack - technically a half-sack that he shared with defensive end
Hill is working his way into the Seahawks defensive line rotation nicely after missing the team's first four games with a biceps injury. He was on the field for 15 snaps in his NFL debut in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts and saw his workload increase to 21 snaps in Week 6 against the Titans. Those 21 snaps last Sunday were the same number of snaps as defensive end