Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said during an appearance on KJR-AM this morning that tailback Marshawn Lynch may play Friday in the team’s second preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.
“You may see a little bit of Marshawn in this game,” Carroll said. “We”ll see how this week wraps up.”
Lynch did not play last week and was one of 15 players not to make the trip to Denver.
Carroll also said that center Max Unger and left guard James Carpenter, who also sat out last week, will play but that left tackle Russell Okung, who has returned to practice this week, will not play.
He also said “you’ll see a little bit more out of (receiver) Percy (Harvin)” and that rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis should see his first action.
Carroll also said that getting the offensive line back to health is “a really big deal for us. To have those guys back in the huddle feels totally comfortable for us.”
Carroll also said he hopes to see a better performance out of the team’s second-unit defense, saying “the second group did not play very well” against Denver. Specifically, he said the backup defense “had trouble playing fundamental scheme” and specifically playing against the reach block. “We were really shocked that we looked like that,” he said. “We hadn’t looked like that in practice.”
He said the first unit defense played fine, that it was just the second unit he thought struggled. “Really, technique-wise, we were off,” he said.