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Seahawks vs. Cardinals: Pete Carroll presser notes, injury updates

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll spoke to reporters on Friday afternoon to update the Seahawks' injury situation and to preview their big game on Sunday against the Cardinals. I took some notes.

Coach Carroll:

  • It is obvious that the time off (bye week) helped their bodies. Everyone is fast and strong and good. Practice week was really fast and furious.

  • Marshawn Lynch felt a little something in his abdomen at the very end of practice yesterday, something he has had before. He came in today and got it worked on all day. He says he is fine. He is expected to play.

  • Wait and see on Jeremy Lane. He has done very, very well but we need to see how he comes back after today's practice. It will go up to game time.

  • Paul Richardson is ready to go. He will come off PUP to play against the Cardinals, expect a corresponding roster move on Saturday.

  • Patrick Lewis is healthy and ready to go.

  • Us running the football is really important against this Cards team given their pass rush blitzing.

  • The Cardinals have a good group of running backs now. They roll them through there when they need them.

More pressers:


Relevant Tweets:

  • @johnpboyle Add David King to the #Seahawks injury report as doubtful with a groin injury.

  • @gbellseattle Ricardo Lockette in neck brace hugging teammates in Seahawks' locker room after practice.

  • @scohenPI CB Jeremy Lane told me he felt good after practice this week -- a little sore, but better than he expected.

  • @scohenPI Lane does not expect to be activated ahead of Sunday night's game vs Arizona. Is shooting for the following week.

My Thoughts:

  • I realize to an extant this might be heresy but at this point given Marshawn's contract and his health, his reliability in games, along with how Rawls has looked, the prospect of upgrading our O-line and getting a RB in the 3rd round in 2016, I hope he retires a Seahawk after this season is over. To me our run game should be solid in 2016 if we upgrade our O-line through the high rounds of the draft (1st & 2nd round) and maybe sign a FA. I am confident Rawls can get us the yardage and TDs we need, I am also assuming we'd draft a RB in the 3rd round in the 2016 draft. Then in 2017 the draft will have a bunch of super talented bell-cow RB's and we grab one in the 1st round assuming Rawls/3rd round '16 pick hasn't turned out to be a true RB1 talent and our future franchise RB.