We’ll start with a few notes from Pete Carroll’s weekly Friday morning radio show on KIRO-FM, 97.3.
Carroll said four players who were our last week appear to be making it back this week — center Max Unger, left tackle Russell Okung, safety Jeron Johnson and cornerback Byron Maxwell. He said Okung had “a really good day” on Thursday and that Unger has made it through the week of practice.
He did not mention any other players, such as Kam Chancellor or Marshawn Lynch, so we’ll have to wait until later today for word on those an other players.
Carroll also said of Russell Wilson’s struggles last week that having an off game occasionally is “normal, absolutely normal, an that while last week wasn’t his best game “I think he will put together a great gam for us and will put together the plays we want him to make” against the Giants Sunday.
Also, asked if there’s a theme to all of the injuries Seattle has had this season, Carroll said “they are very random in nature” but that the on thing he has noticed is that players who had off-season surgeries — such as Okung, Chancellor and Malcolm Smith — have had a hard time staying healthy. As he noted, it’s not what they had the surgery on that has been the issue but other parts of their bodies.
“Those guys have had some issues come up that weren’t directly related to what they had fixed,” he said. “But they have had a hard time being out there consistently. … we had extraordinarily good fortune last year. What’s good about this is the young guys have gotten a lot of experience to play. We’ll be stronger for it when we get everybody back.”
Speaking of injuries, Jayson Jenks has more on how they could now benefit the secondary with the injured players returning.
And here are a few more links. …
— Okung has been voted for the Ed Block Courage Award.
— Seahawks.com on J.R. Sweezy’s improvement of late.
—-ESPN’s weekly preview.
— ESPN’s Terry Blount now picks the Seahawks to go 10-6 down from his pre-season call of 13-3.
— ESPN with more on Sweezy.
— Jason Pierre-Paul has questioned the Giants’ heart.
— A roundup of picks from Giants.com.
— Giants.com plays some fact or fiction on a few key questions about the game.
— The Sporting News analyzes the game.
— The New York Daily News on the health of Seattle’s offensive line.
— Some details on the TV dominance of the NFL.
— SportsonEarth’s Machine calls for a 24-17 Seattle win.
Finally, Giants have not scored on an opening drive all season:
Giants have not scored on their opening drive since Week 16 of last season at Detroit: a 41-yard FG by Josh Brown.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) November 7, 2014