Seahawks: K.J. Wright, Eagles Practice, and Paul Gallant’s Opinion

Updated: January 4, 2020
The Seattle Seahawks are busy preparing to face the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday afternoon in the NFC’s second wild-card matchup. Here’s a look at the players who were able to participate in Wednesday’s practice. The Seattle Seahawks got some good news for the 2020 season on Wednesday when coach Pete Carroll reported that star running back Chris Carson will not need surgery on his hip, and he shouldn't have any problem reporting to training camp next summer. "It's still quite an extensive recovery, but he has no surgery and he doesn't have to undergo any of those issues and he was really thrilled about that," Carroll said on Wednesday. "So the recovery will be as quick as possible. He was really of good attitude about it. Read More... the 2018 regular season concluded, veteran linebacker K.J. Wright had played just five games, and his future with the Seattle Seahawks was in serious jeopardy. However, an extremely strong performance in Seattle’s wild card loss to the Cowboys helped build some of his confidence back, and after re-signing for two years and $14 million dollars, Wright had a resurgent 2019 season with the Seahawks. The veteran linebacker appeared in all 16 games for Seattle, recording a career-high 132 combined tackles – his fifth season of 100 plus tackles. “It’s been amazing watching him play, especially after last year,” teammate Bobby Wagner commented on Wednesday. “He had a lot of struggles last year injury-wise. Read More... face tough task with Eagles’ run defense “ANY TEAM CAN WIN ON ANY SUNDAY IN OUR LEAGUE, PAWL.” “Yeah Pawl, tHaT’s WhY tHeY PlAy ThE gAmEs.” That’s cool, Hawksplainers. But when you add up: Needing to win three road games to make the Super Bowl Russell Wilson being the most sacked QB in the NFL (a three-way tie with Matt Ryan and Kyler Murray at 48) Season-ending injuries to running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny A season-ending injury to Will Dissly, their best tight end Left tackle Duane Brown having knee surgery A defense that has been carved up by Andy Dalton and Matt Schaub not to mention just about every single jet sweep that also has second-fewest sacks in the NFL (a three-way tie with the Lions and Falcons at 28) and linebackers who have struggled in coverage while two of its best defensive players (Jadeveon Clowney and Quandre Diggs) are trying to play through injury and another of them (Mychal Kendricks) is done for the year it’s hard to imagine them making it to Miami, let alone bringing home a second Lombardi trophy. But seeing as it’s 2020, this skeptic decided to chug some sunshine and MacGyver (verb; solving problems with limited resources) a way for the Seahawks to get to the ‘ship. (Play this music for dramatic effect as you read the rest of this piece) Maybe not. Maybe a standout player at a position you wouldn’t expect could be the difference. Because a very specific type of player – one that the Seahawks have – has done this before. Read More From Paul Gallant...

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