The Seattle Seahawks have suffered a series of injuries in the offseason and in the training camp, and with a big pair of games in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, the team wants to reach its first glimpse of several Player. Free Agent Defensive End Ziggy Ansah has not set foot on the field yet, as has L.J. Necklace from the first round. With the early start in week 2, the Seattle fans could wake up at an early stage with two shiny new toys in the defensive line.
Or maybe not. Collier was a full participant in training with Friday's post-workout injury report and is not listed in any of the categories in which his game would be dubious. So you could expect to see Collier play. However, there is an extremely interesting footnote to Collier's status of head coach Pete Carroll.
Interesting comment by Carroll on LJ Collier: If he does not play on Sunday, it's not because of his health, but if he fits into her rotation, "If we want to put him up, he can go. In our minds He can play, just wait and see what the twists would look like when we set him up. "
̵1; Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 13, 2019
I could be wrong, but when I read In this Carroll quote, it sounds like he might say Collier might not plays and because he would not give the team the best rotation. In short, the team's first round could lie on the bench behind players like Quinton Jefferson and Branden Jackson. Of course, Carroll is known to be perhaps a bit too optimistic and a little cagey when it comes to answering specific questions to the media and opponents, but the very idea that the team's best choice is the season on the bench could start, arouses my attention.
While the Hawks have certainly tolerated draft picks in the past, in 2016 you'll have to return to Germain Ifedi's selection to find a player who started as a beginner after selecting the first player from the team. In fact, Ifedi is the only one of the last four players to have been the first to be picked up by the Seahawks and a game by Ifedi, Malik McDowell, Rashaad Penny and L.J. Collier started. If Chris Carson stays healthy and Quinton Jefferson, Jadeveon Clowney and Ansah on the low table may be ahead of Collier, this trend may persist throughout the 2019 season.