Thursday Night Football is not known for being a great product. Teams are playing on the minimal rest provided by a short week, and are often also dealing with the effects of having to travel on short notice as well. This week the NFL presented viewers with something new. It was Thursday Night Reservoir Dogs, and just like the movie, in the end everyone died.
Seahawk after Seahawk was lost to injury through the course of the game, with fate not deeming anyone exempt. Already down their All Pro safety because of a hamstring injury, the Seahawks watched multiple players go down and either head to the sideline or to the locker room. This included Duane Brown (ankle), Michael Wilhoite (calf), C.J. Prosise (ankle), Richard Sherman (Achilles), Jarran Reed (hamstring), Sheldon Richardson (returned), Frank Clark (thigh/hip), Russell Wilson (chin/jaw), Kam Chancellor (unknown), Shaquill Griffin (shoulder-returned to play), and there are probably others I’m going to call the list good since I’ve hit double digits.
The news on some of the players was not good, including Richard Sherman who was seen mouthing to teammates both, “I tore my Achilles,” and, “I’m done for the year.” While others, such as Shaquill Griffin and Sheldon Richardson returned to the field to further tempt fate.
There is little doubt that Richard Sherman will head to IR, and as the team makes the roster moves necessary to keep the team competitive over the next week and a half before hosting the Falcons, I will do my best to keep the readers of Field Gulls updated on the cap ramifications of everything the team does.
While the status of most of these players remains uncertain at the moment, what is certain is that the MRI machine will be busy Friday.