Seahawks Inactives: Seahawks close to heathy, Rams lose a star
By Keith Myers
Rams at Seahawks Inactives: The Seattle Seahawks will be close to healthy on Thursday Night Football as they take on a LA Rams team that’ll be without their 2nd best player.
The Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams tonight on Thursday Night Football. It’s be an extremely cold game, with game-time temperatures expected to be right at freezing.
With a win or a tie, the Seahawks will clinch the NFC West title tonight. That, more than anything, should be the storyline here. A win means a home playoff game no matter what. It also puts the team into position to pick up a 1st round bye as well.
Of course, that won’t be what most people are talking about. Instead, it’ll be about the nasty highlighter green uniforms. I know most people don’t agree, but the “color rush” uniform concept needs to die.
The fact that the big injury question this week was on whether Brock Coyle, a backup MLB, was going to make it back tells you how set the Seahawks roster is at the moment. Coyle, who didn’t play last week, won’t play tonight either.
CJ Prosise is still out with a broken shoulder blade. The Seahawks will evaluate his recovery before next Sunday and make a decision on his season. If they don’t think he’ll be back by Week 17, than they’ll place him on injured reserve.
With Prosise out, the Seahawks continue to juggle the RB spot. Troymaine Pope landed on IR this week. That opened a spot for Kelvin Taylor (the son of Jacksonville great Fred Taylor) on Seattle’s roster. Taylor will play tonight, though he isn’t expected to see the field much unless there is another injury at the position
Gary Gilliam, who was the starter at RT for more than a year and half, is active for this game after being a healthy scratch for the 3 weeks in a row. It is pretty obvious that Tom Cable has screwed this situation up, and Gilliam’s time in Seattle is likely over after this season.
Not listed here is All-Pro DE Robert Quinn, but that doesn’t mean he’s playing. The premier pass rusher was listed as doubtful on this week’s injury report, but the team placed him on injured reserve this morning.
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Losing Quinn is huge blow for the Rams, who lack talent outside of their defensive front 7. They depend on that group dominating in order for the team to be competitive. Without Quinn, that is much tougher to do.
The Rams will also be without starting FS Mo Alexander, who is out with a concussion. If they depressed front 7 cannot get pressure on Russell Wilson, it should be a very long night for the Rams.