The Seattle Seahawks enter week 11 without their top two cornerbacks again.
Hi, 12s. First off, let me say whatever happens in week 11, it will be OK. The sun will rise (though this is Seattle so the likelihood the sun is covered a bit by clouds is accepted and expected). But the Seahawks will be without Quinton Dunbar and Shaquill Griffin again this week and could be without Kyle Fuller (questionable with an ankle injury) who is the backup to center Ethan Pocic who was out in week 10 and is definitely out in week 11.
Whew. OK. As I said, it will be fine (I tell this to myself as much as I say this to you). But the possibility of a backup to a backup at center could be problematic to protect Russell Wilson and keeping him feeling safe and secure, which he has not felt in lots of the last few games and in which he has turned the ball over a lot. A. Lot.
Coach Pete Carroll does say Fuller should play, however, so hopefully he does. Seattle also won’t have guard Jordan Simmons who is out with a calf injury. But Seattle activated Phil Haynes and Mike Iupati looks like he will play so Seattle should be OK along the line except maybe at center.
But back to the secondary where the Seahawks will not only have Griffin and Dunbar but also no Neiko Thorpe who is dealing with some kind of core injury. Thorpe is really just a backup of a backup but is great on special teams so he will be missed.
To be fair, Seattle’s secondary was OK against the Rams in week 10 with D.J. Reed playing decently and Tre Flowers not being as completely awful as he was at the start of the season. But the Cardinals have Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins and the Rams don’t so that’s the problem for Seattle.
Lockett, Carson and Hyde
Tyler Lockett, who had 200 yards receiving the last time Seattle played Arizona, is questionable with a knee problem but Carroll insists he will play. And Chris Carson, who the Seahawks have desperately missed the last several games, is going to try to play. If he does, he will probably be on a snap count and be limited. But Carlos Hyde will play so Seattle is better at the running back position overall.