The Seahawk’s offensive line received a boost Wednesday afternoon with the return of right tackle Abe Lucas. After missing eight games due to knee injury Lucas was back practicing. Lucas return to the practice field was the first step in returning to the lineup. Head Coach Pete Carroll welcomed Lucas back on the practice field but was cautiously optimistic about Lucas participating in Sunday’s game against the LA Rams.
“ We just made it to the time where he can come to practice. Don’t know that yet. He can’t rehab anymore to get ready, he’s ready to go. We’ve been very careful to do that properly and take our time, but we need to see how the rigors of the practice figure into it all and see how he bounces back. It’s been kind of a chronic thing; you have to make sure you’ve left it in the past. We’ll see what happens,” Said Carroll during his weekly press conference.”
The play of Stone Forsythe and twenty-year veteran Jason Peters gives the offense some breathing room. Forsythe has started the last four games at right tackle after starting the three games at left tackle. Peters played the majority of the snaps in the team’s win over the Commanders after Forsythe started the game and played 31 snaps to Peters 56. Regardless of who starts at right tackle, the Seahawks will need to play their best football against a Rams team that is rested and coming off a bye week.
“The Rams are coming off of a break and it sounds like they’re getting healthier and they’re getting star players back, which is a real boost to those guys. Over the years, we’ve developed a great respect for Sean (McVay) and what they do and how they operate; the decisions that they make, the style of play and all of that, said Carroll. “ We’ve been right up close and personal with it all and hold them in high regard. We have to have a great week and we have to make sure that we can play all phases and not fall off in any area of our ball and see if we can go down there and play a heck of a football game. “
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