Seahawks dancing O-line shuffle again

Published on September 14, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

The Seattle Seahawks could not make it through the first week of the regular season without making changes to the starting offensive line.

What seemed like dabbling on Monday became more solidified on Wednesday, when rookie James Carpenter took most of his repetitions with the first unit at left guard for a second day in place of an injured Robert Gallery.

Gallery, the Oakland Raiders veteran, suffered a sprained knee playing against his former team in Seattle’s last exhibition game and has not practiced this week.

With Carpenter working at left guard, fourth-year pro Breno Giacomini has been working at right tackle with the first unit.

The Seahawks used 10 different starting offensive line combinations last season, and they appear headed down a similar path. Second-year pro Russell Okung missed most of the exhibition season with a sprained left ankle suffered in the first series of Seattle’s exhibition opener at San Diego, but he now appears fully healthy and was a full participant in practice Wednesday alongside Carpenter.

“We’re just trying to figure it out and see what’s best for us,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “Breno has done really well in preseason. We’re really excited about him. If that’s the way we go, we feel good about him playing right tackle. It just depends on how James goes.

“But he’s (Carpenter) very much at home at that side. We’re lucky in that regard that we have a chance to have this option possible. We’ll see what happens.”

The left-handed Carpenter played left tackle in college at Alabama, so he’s comfortable playing on the left side of the offensive line. One of the reasons Seattle drafted him was his ability to play all positions on the line except center. Some draft analysts projected Carpenter as an NFL guard because of his ability to run block.

Center Max Unger, the veteran on Seattle’s offensive line in only his third season, said change is just something the guys up front have to deal with.

via Seahawks dancing O-line shuffle again | Seattle Seahawks – The News Tribune.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

Schneider knows what he’s looking for in new Seahawks

Given this is the sixth time John Schneider has sat with media for a casual pre-draft conversation, he’s ...
Tuesday Round Up  Bruce Irvin and Jimmy Graham squash their  beef  in Hawaii   Seattle Seahawks

Bruce Irvin and Jimmy Graham squash their “beef” in Hawaii

Irvin, Graham Squash The Beef Prior to the team taking off to Hawaii for player-organized offseason workouts this past ...
d51b7967cd7fce1bfa7a4df85436c60b_crop_north

Report: Michael Bennett wants trade to Atlanta, new contract

Maybe there’s a reason Greg Hardy’s taking a trip to Seattle. Apparently, one of their pass-rushers wants out, which ...
GrahamJohnDavidMercerUSAToday

Seahawks trading Center Max Unger for TE supreme Jimmy Graham

The Seahawks just made the biggest splash of the brand-new league year. New Orleans has agreed to send superstar ...
richard-sherman-reaction-to-malcolm-butler-interception

Another Season in the Books – By: Richard Sherman

POSTED BY: RICHARD SHERMAN 2014 was a wild but great year. It was a tremendous growing year for me ...
150306-lynch-660

Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks sign two-year extension

The Seattle Seahawks plan to keep Marshawn Lynch around for the long haul.The team announced Friday that Lynch ...
150306-miller-600

Zach Miller released by Seattle Seahawks

Veteran tight end Zach Miller is looking for a new job after four years in Seattle. The Seahawks announced ...
tempSB29_EYEONTHEHAWKS_GAME_BLOG_18--nfl_mezz_1280_1024

Post Football Therapy: Seattle Seahawks

It was in the bag, Seahawks fans. You were one yard away from back-to-back Super Bowl titles and ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz