I'm a little concerned with our upcoming game with Seattle. Everyone's in a state of euphoria as our beloved Jags just beat 2 division rivals: the Texans in a thriller and a complete beatdown of tenn that effectively killed their season (very satisfying).
The Seahawks are not to be taken lightly. I point out that it is WE that must travel across the country. Seattle is currently 1-3. They may come out with a what do we have to lose mentality. They have an excellent QB in Matt Hasselbeck. I believe that if he can stand upright, he'll play in this game (would love to get confirmation on this from the Field Gulls guys). Hasselbeck is a streaky QB who can get hot and when he does, look out - he's one of the best and can carve up a D like a Xmas turkey. Throw in the fact that our pass defense just plain stinks and currently ranks dead last in the league AND we do not generate QB pressure or hits on the QB and you have a recipe for a disasterous trip out West.
So those who have penciled in a win with this trip out West, don't count those chickens just yet. I believe the Jags should win this game, but I take nothing for granted here. This has all the makings of a classic ambush game. JDR and the veterans on this team need to drive this point home with the "yutes".
Update - NFL Network is reporting that Hasselbeck participated in limited practice for the 2nd straight day and it appears that he will start Sunday.
Injury Report (Thursday) -
Out: T Walter Jones (knee), T Sean Locklear (ankle), LB Leroy Hill (groin) and G Rob Sims (ankle).
Did not practice: DE Patrick Kerney (groin).
Limited in practice: QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib), LB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring).
Full practice: FB Justin Griffith (knee), CB Josh Wilson (ankle
Out: DT Greg Peterson (knee).
Did not practice: S Sean Considine (groin), LB Adam Seward (groin), CB Scott Starks (hip) and TE Ernest Wilford (knee).
Limited in practice: LB Clint Ingram (ankle), G Maurice Williams (knee).
Full practice: DT Derek Landri (wrist), T Tra Thomas (knee).