With only minutes to spare before the kickoff of the Seattle Seahawks 2011 campaign, the excitement for this much anticipated season is palpable amongst fans and players alike. Unfortunately Seattle will have a number of inactive players in week one, some of which will be sorely missed for their meeting with NFC west rival San Francisco 49ers.
According to John Boyle via twitter, wide receiver Sidney Rice and left guard Robert Gallery will be the headline names not to play this Sunday, along with linebacker David Hawthorne, quarterback Josh Portis, defensive tackle Al Woods, wide receiver Kris Durham, and tackle Jarriel King.
Obviously the absence of Rice and Durham will leave the Seahawks passing game without some productive targets, but the biggest issue may come from the quarterback position as Tavaris Jackson will be without a one of his backups, leaving the team vulnerable if he happens to go down with an injury. Hopefully that won’t be the case, but thats why teams carry backups, and Jackson will have only Charlie Whitehurst behind him for support.
Kickoff for today’s game is set for 1:15 pm PT with coverage on the FOX network.
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