Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll met with local media Wednesday afternoon to discuss Sundays game against the Dallas Cowboys . The 2-0 Seahawks are hoping to improve to 3-0 for the seventh time in franchise history . A game stopping defensive stop against Cam Newton and the New England Patriots improved the teams record to 2-0. The win came with a high price. LB Bruce Irvin and nickel corner Marquise Blair were lost for the season due to knee injuries.
ROOKIE JORDYN BROOKS TO START
The Seahawks head man partially showed his hand when he announced that Brooks would practice with the first team and start at linebacker against the Cowboys on Sunday. The ever coy Carroll did not say which linebacker position Brooks would start. Brooks could start at strong side linebacker and replace Irvin or move KJ Wright to strong side linebacker and insert Brooks as the starter at weakside linebacker. The versatile Brooks has seen action at weakside linebacker during the Hawks first two games.
UGO AMADI TO GET HIS CHANCE
Another player who will get an opportunity to play is second year cornerback Ugo Amadi who is slated to slip into Blair’s nickel cornerback position. Amadi primary contribution before Blair’s injury was on special teams. Not to say he was not keeping an eye on the defensive playbook. On Sunday when called to fill in for the injured Blair he finished the game with eight solo tackles one of which was for loss yardage.
After placing the Irvin and Blair on the injured reserve Wednesday the team promoted cornerback Linden Stephens and defensive tackle Anthony Rush up from the practice squad. Guard/ center Kyle Fuller is back on the 53 man roster after missing the first two games due to a suspension. On Tuesday the team placed Phillip Dorsett on the injured reserve roster.