The Seahawks will hit the practice field later this afternoon for their first workout since it was revealed that Bradon Mebane will miss the rest of the season.
Jerry Brewer nicely detailed what this will mean for the Seahawks for the rest of this season in his column for today’s paper.
As noted yesterday, for now Pete Carroll says the Seahawks will go with what they have to replace Mebane. That means more of Kevin Williams, Jordan Hill and Tony McDaniel in the middle.
As a reference, here are the snap count percentages for the defensive line so far this season:
Michael Bennett, 82.5,
Cliff Avril, 69.6,
Brandon Mebane, 47.7,
Kevin Williams, 40.7,
O’Brien Schofield, 38.4,
Tony McDaniel, 36.9,
Jordan Hill, 30.9,
Not included is Bruce Irvin, who also plays his share of rush end but is listed as a linebacker.
As we’ve noted before, the percentages for the top seven DLs last year were all between 46 and 57 percent. This year, the numbers are more varied, with Bennett (who had 85 percent of the snaps against the Giants) and Avril continuing to take on more work than last season. That won’t change now. What will is others having to step up.
In other news. …
— Seahawks.com wraps up Tuesday in Hawkville.
— Seahawks.com also looks at the Chiefs.
— Marshawn Lynch to appear on The League.
— ESPN on Seattle’s revived offensive line.
— And ESPN with more on Mebane.
— The SportsChatPlace says to take the Chiefs.
— Pete Prisco says these Chiefs are better than last year’s team, which started out 9-0.
— Chiefs’ fans thinking it will be loud in KC Sunday.
— The Chiefs have fared well against defending Super Bowl champs.
— KC’s tight ends are banged up heading into the game.
— Lots of other Chiefs’ links here.
—While the Seahawks had an historic offensive performance against the Giants, the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors went to Aaron Rodgers, who was also pretty darn good:
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 12, 2014
— No secret that Seattle’s schedule is not easy the rest of the way:
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) November 12, 2014
Offenses have targeted their right outside WR a league-low 44 times against the Seahawks this year. That's Richard Sherman's side. #Respect
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) November 12, 2014
— And above, more proof of how little Richard Sherman has been targeted this season.
Finally, here’s the audio of our show last night, Hawks Press Coverge, with me and Brewer: