In Week 14 of the NFL season the Seattle Seahawks will look to get the offense back on track as they face a New York team for the second week in a row. In Week 13 it was the New York Giants winning an ugly 17-12 game over the Hawks that dealt a harsh blow to the division title hopes of Seattle, and in Week 14 it is the New York Jets who come to town. So far this season Gang Green is 0-12, but as Seahawks fans saw last week, no team can be taken too lightly in the NFL.
With defensive coordinator Gregg Williams fired after calling an all out blitz that surrendered a game winning touchdown to the Las Vegas Raiders in the final seconds, Seattle will be facing a defense under the direction of interim defensive coordinator Frank Bush. Whether Bush will use an aggressive, blitzing defense against Russell Wilson, the type preferred by Williams and which Wilson has shredded in the past, fans will have to wait to see. However, the matchup could represent an opportunity for Russ to get back to cooking the way he was earlier in the season.
In any case, when the Seahawks and Jets take the field, Seattle will do so with its starting offensive line unit in place, but several depth pieces missing. Jamarco Jones was listed as out on Friday, and Cedric Ogbuehi and Phil Haynes, depth at both the guard and tackle spots, are inactive due to injury against the Jets Sunday.
In addition, recent acquisition Carlos Dunlap is inactive. Dunlap has been one of the leaders on the defensive front since joining Seattle from the Cincinnati Bengals just before the trade deadline, but hopefully his presence will not be missed against the last place Jets. The Seahawks appear to be letting Dunlap rest and recover in advance of matchups against the Washington Football Team and Los Angeles Rams that are likely to be more challenging.
The full list of inactives for the Seahawks is:
- Travis Homer
- Jamarco Jones
- Phil Haynes
- Cedric Obuehi
- Ryan Neal
- Carlos Dunlap