Here's the official injury report. It's available here every week, and is also distributed by blogs far and wide.
|Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks|
|Name||Position||Injury||Practice Status||Game Status|
|Brandon Flowers||CB||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Doubtful|
|Branden Albert||T||Groin||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Ryan Lilja||G||Foot||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Dexter McCluster||WR||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Tony Moeaki||TE||Head||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Jon McGraw||S||Head||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Colin Cole||DT||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Anthony McCoy||TE||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Chester Pitts||G||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Mike Williams||WR||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Michael Robinson||RB||Hamstring||Full Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Chris Clemons||DE||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Mike Gibson||G||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Matt Hasselbeck||QB||Wrist||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Chris Spencer||C||Finger||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Brandon Stokley||WR||Calf||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Golden Tate||WR||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Lofa Tatupu||LB||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Marcus Trufant||CB||Concussion||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
A lot of blogs function as unnecessary middlemen between content providers and readers. If you think of Pro Football Talk, for instance, it mostly just compiles news otherwise available elsewhere. At least in PFT's case, there's a certain convenience, as the links would otherwise be found at literally hundreds of other sites. Even that has been made more or less obsolete by Twitter. Readers often don't recognize that the headline is often the news and simply linking to a news item, taking the salient portions of the article, and providing a little commentary robs the original news provider of site hits while exploiting that site's work. I know ownership is debatable in the modern age, but, for instance, I'm not in the locker room gathering quotes. If it ceases to be profitable for a news organization to do so, blogs like Field Gulls won't have that asset to exploit.
Injury reports aren't quite like that, because they are distributed by the team. I don't know why someone would come to Field Gulls to read an injury report and not, say, the link I provided above, but in the free market, the value of convenience is never to be underestimated. The mere presence of convenience stores and their jacked-up prices proves this.
So there you go.
Colin Cole misses another week, but I am more than happy with Junior Siavii filling in. Maybe one day soon Seattle will draft or sign a nose tackle type that truly contributes to the pass rush, but until then Siavii is a bit better than Cole and that's something. Anthony McCoy is now on injured reserve following a chance encounter with Sean Locklear. Our auto-tagging tool refuses to acknowledge you, Sean. Losing Chester Pitts doesn't hurt so much with Russell Okung healthy again. Seattle likes to start bigger guards against 3-4 ends and Tyler Polumbus fits that description. I don't know what to make of Polumbus. He's certainly not good.
I would guess both Mike Williams and Michael Robinson will miss action this week. I'm glad that Williams is feeling better, but there's just no good rushing him. Without Williams and his ability to force double teams, we will see just how much Ben Obomanu has developed. On the flip side, it would be very nice if Golden Tate could contribute something. We've seen Deon Butler as Golden Tate, and it's not working. Robinson is battling a hamstring injury and his position demands he square up and hold ground against defenders. That takes hamstrings, hamstring injuries can really linger, and if Seattle rushes him back, this time next week, we might be facing no Robinson for a very long time. That of course means John Carlson is forced into playing more fullback and that's just not his game. So it goes.
I am not too worried about anyone else. Even if Chris Clemons was forced to miss time, Raheem Brock is a respectable fill in. Both have benefited from Seattle blitzing, and both's sack totals should be understood as at least partially a result of Seattle blitzing. That is, pleasant surprise as he's been, Clemons has yet to prove he's the kind of end that can consistently generate pressure from a four man rush.
Alright. So that's that.