Wednesday in Hawkville

Published on November 23, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

A recap of the day’s activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Nov. 23:

FOCUS ON

Talking turkey. What else would you do on Thanksgiving Eve? And that exactly what Tarvaris Jackson did today. After, of course, discussing Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins at CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks’ quarterback is cooking Thanksgiving dinner – or actually deep-frying his birds – with an assist from wide receiver Sidney Rice. Or, “the assistant chef,” as Jackson called him.

Asked what he was thinking about heading into the holiday, Jackson offered, “I’m thinking about eating good. I’m cooking, too, so hopefully we can get out of here a little early – hint, hint.”

Coach Pete Carroll is on the same page – or schedule – with his QB. The players will practice earlier on Thursday so the players can spend the afternoon with family, friends and teammates.

“I’m just looking forward to laying back, chillin’ and spending time with the family,” Jackson said. “Maybe some of the teammates will come over and get a taste of my cooking.”

Carroll also is doing the players a favor by having the weekly weigh-in on Thursday, rather than Friday like other teams.

“We get to weigh-in before we go eat, so that’s good,” Jackson said.

That wasn’t the case when Jackson and Rice played for the Vikings.

“We had to weigh-in on that Friday,” he said. “And with Thanksgiving on a Thursday and you got to weigh-in Friday morning, you can’t really enjoy your food because you’re thinking about how you have to weigh-in.”

What else is on the Jackson-Rice menu? “A little dressing, potato salad, mac-and-cheese,” Jackson said. “We’re going to try to do it up.”

OPPONENT WATCH

Roy Helu. The Redskins’ running back is averaging a team-leading 4.9 yards per carry and is in line to get more carries against the Seahawks after Tashard Choice was released on Tuesday.

As has been the case with so many players the Seahawks face, Carroll has a history with the rookie from Nebraska.

“Pat Ruel (assistant line coach) and I went and saw him in high school and we talked to him and visited him in recruiting,” said Carroll, who was coaching at USC at the time. “And we didn’t go after him.”

So Helu, who played at San Ramon Valley High School in California, headed to Nebraska.

“Kicked butt at Nebraska,” Carroll said. “Here he is now … running like crazy, catching balls everywhere.

“We definitely missed on Roy. He’s a really good player and he’s really fast – way faster than I ever thought he was if we had taken him.”

IN ’N OUT

Rice and fellow wide receiver Ben Obomanu sat out practice today, so Golden Tate got a lot of work with the No. 1 offense opposite Mike Williams. Defensive tackle Alan Branch also did not practice, so Clinton McDonald filled in for him.

Defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove and safety Atari Bigby returned to practice after missing Sunday’s victory over the Rams in St. Louis with hamstring injury they got the previous week in the win over the Ravens at CenturyLink Field.

Official injury report:

Did not practice

WR Sidney Rice (knee)

WR Ben Obomanu (ankle)

DT Alan Branch (ankle)

CB Byron Maxwell (ankle)

Limited participation

QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral)

Full participation

S Atari Bigby (hamstring)

DE Anthony Hargrove (hamstring)

For the Redskins:

Did not practice

LB London Fletcher (ankle)

WR Niles Paul (toe)

Limited participation

OT Jammal Brown (groin)

S DeJon Gomes (knee)

OG Maurice Hurt (knee)

OT Sean Locklear (ankle)

OT Trent Williams (knee)

CB Josh Wilson (hamstring)

Full participation

LB Keyaron Fox (infection)

S LaRon Landry (Achilles)

WR Santana Moss (hand)

WR Donte Stallworth (foot)

STAT DU JOUR

Not so much a stat as a really? Chris Clemons’ selection as NFC Defensive Player of the Week makes him the first Seahawks defensive end to be honored since Michael McCrary in 1996, and only the third since the league started the weekly awards in 1984. Really. Pro Bowl end Patrick Kerney? Nope. Do-it-all end Jeff Bryant? Not him, either. Sack-master end Michael Sinclair? Another no. Grant Wistrom and Chike Okeafor? No, and no. Here’s the short list that Clemons became a part of today:

Year (week)    Player

1986 (12)       Jacob Green

1988 (2)          Jacob Green

1990 (17)       Jacob Green

1996 (17)       Michael McCray

2011 (11)       Chris Clemons

UP NEXT

Pigskin, then turkey. At least for the players, as they will practice earlier on Thursday so the players will have time to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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