Leave it up to Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll aka” Positive Pete” to preach the” These are fun times ” mantra as his team finished its final practice before Saturday’s NFC Wildcard game against the Dallas Cowboys. ( 5:15 p.m. PST). You can’t blame Carroll for being more positive than usual given the team’s health status going into Saturday’s loser-out game.
Tree Madden ( hamstring and J.R. Sweezy ( foot ) are the only two players who were not given the green light to participate in Saturday’s game after the Thursday afternoon practice. Madden was listed as doubtful which means he is unlikely to play according to NFL verbiage. Sweezy was a given a questionable rating which means he is uncertain to play.
The good news for the Seahawks was that DE Dion Jordan ( knee), G D.J. Fluker ( hamstring), WR Doug Baldwin ( knee), RB Mike Davis (foot), RB Chris Carson ( foot), S Tedric Thompson (ankle), CB Shaquill Griffin (ankle), S Bradley McDougald ( knee) and T Duane Brown ( knee) are good to go according to the Seahawks head coach who is excited about his team being back in the postseason after a one year hiatus.
Carroll was asked about managing the workload of NFC Offensive Players of the Month Chris Carson.
“Well, he’s raring to go again. Here we are 18 weeks into it and he’s really at the top of his game and feels great. The whole thought has been to continue to work guys in and play the position. It isn’t on one guy to get it done, for obvious reasons, and it’s worked out fine. He’s in good shape, ready to go. I’m fired up about him. Rashaad (Penny) is back too and Mike’s (Davis) ready to go and (J.D.) McKissic is there too, so we’re in good shape at that position.”