Friday, October 17, 2008

When is a WR Injury Good?

by: Michael Steffes

This is just pure conjecture on my part, but the Hawks may have lucked their way into an advantage they were unlikely to exploit with out coaxing.

Notes from practice today include to pieces to the puzzle. First, Seneca will get the start. Second, Billy McMullen will be out for a while with a broken finger. What does this mean?

It means that Jordan Kent and Keary Colbert are likely to be on the field a good deal Sunday night. Both of these receivers have deep speed. For years, the one thing that Seneca Wallace has had on all the other Seahawks Qbs was his ability to chuck the deep ball. At least according to Marcus Trufant....

"He can hurt you with the deep ball, he's got a sweet deep ball,"
Having Kent and Colbert on the field increases the chances that the Hawks will be the team creating some big plays this week. If Wallace can hit just one deep ball in a timely spot, it could have a huge ripple effect on the other aspects of the offense. The deep threat opens up the running game and the middle of the field. Lets hope the Hawks find a way to use this to their advantage.

In other notes, Locklear will be starting at right tackle, despite reports Willis would get the gig. Apparently both players will see time. The coaching staff may start with Lock and see if his game has improved this week with a little extra motivation. Regardless, the odd man out is likely to be on the field as the third TE in any power situations. Anybody else want to see a Ray Willis touchdown? ~END~