Pete Carroll delivered a half full and half empty message Friday afternoon when he updated local media on the team’s injury situation. A few eyebrows were raised but no earth-shattering news was conveyed by Carroll as the team prepared for a cross country trip to Miami.
The Seahawks doggy pass defense ranked last in the NFL received more bad news with All-Pro Safety Jamal Adams ( groin) is a no go for the Dolphins. The Seahawks has given up 1,292 passing yards in the first three games for an average of 430 per game. Adams, back u Lano Hill is listed as questionable due to a back issue. To make matters worse starting CB Quinton Dunbar is also out with a knee injury as is rookie Jordyn Brooks. Brooks as replacing Bruce Irvin who injured his knee in the Patriots game
OPPORTUNITY FOR BACK UPS
The Seahawks bend but don’t break defense has survived so far because of the readiness of the backups who have stepped up when their number is called. Tre Flowers will get a chance to regain his right cornerback position when he steps in for Dunbar. Ryan Neal will step in for Adams and will look to make another impact on Sunday. Last week Neal intercepted a Dak Prescott pass to preserve the Seahawks victory against the Cowboys. Second-year linebacker Cody Barton will replace Brooks.
GOOD NEWS ON OFFENSE
The news is pretty much red roses on the offensive side of the ball. No, we are not talking positive Pete special here. Pure good luck on the injury and match upfront. After receiving his first Player of the Month award Russell Wilson is rearing to go against the Dolphins defense. And well that he should the Dolphins defense is next to last in yards allowed per pass play and 25th in pass defense.
Running back Chris Carson and Damien Lewis are listed as questionable but should play according to well a positive Pete Carroll.
“He did fine,” Carroll said of Carson. “We’ve got him listed as questionable—he was on the ground after a play last week, so we’ve got to make sure he’s OK, but he had a good solid week. We’ll go all the way to game time to make sure that he feels really confident and all, but he looked good. And he took plays yesterday and today.”
If Carson can’t go Carlos Hyde is ready to step into the starting role
LEWIS READY TO RETURN
Another bright spot for Wilson and the offense will be the return of rookie Damien Lewis at right guard. After starting the first two games Lewis participated in just four plays in the Dallas game due to a knee injury. Back Jordan Simmons did not miss a bit when he stepped for Lewis and can do it again if called up .