nhl nfl jerseys Backups step to fore as Seahawks prepare for season’s biggest game
Wright and Cliff Avril. Alexander, Bradley McDougald and Justin Coleman?
Who are these guys?
The Seahawks (8 5) who are hosting the Los Angeles Rams (9 4) on Sunday are not the Seahawks of the last few years. Or of last month. Or even last week.
Sherman, Chancellor and Avril are out for the season. Wagner and Wright are iffy to play against the Rams because of injuries from last weekend. That five Pro Bowl and All Pro members of the defense potentially missing the most important game of the season.
Earl Thomas is one of the few big names left.
just have to stick together, the three time All Pro safety said. like this, you see guys show their true colors.
This time last year, McDougald was starting for a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team on its way to missing the playoffs again. Now he entrenched as Chancellor replacement at strong safety.
Coleman was inactive for the final 2016 regular season games and all the postseason ones for the New England Patriots. Now he the Seahawks’ nickel back.
Garvin was a special teams player for the Washington Redskins this time last season who had just one NFL start through four years in the league. Now he could be starting his third game this season for Seattle. Now he may start for two time Wagner at middle linebacker. Wilhoite has spent most of this season as the Seahawks starting strongside linebacker alongside Wagner and Wright in Seattle base 4 3 defense.
Seahawks linebacker Terence Garvin (52) tries to wrap up Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette on Dec. 10 in Jacksonville. Garvin could play a larger role for the Seahawks on Sunday if starters KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner are unable to play. (Photo: Reinhold Matay, Reinhold Matay USA TODAY Sports)
Wagner is trying to recover quickly from an escalation of the hamstring injury that been keeping him from practicing for a month. The two time All Pro angrily left on the first drive after halftime in last weekend loss at Jacksonville.
How much did that matter to the Seahawks? The Jaguars scored 27 of their 30 points after Wagner was out.
Wagner has missed just one game in the last three years. This is as close as he been in that span to missing another one.
are going to have to wait through the week. It will go all the way through Saturday to see how he does, coach Pete Carroll said of knowing Wagner availability for the Rams game. Sunday all the way to game day.