A recap of the day’s activities:
Craig Terrill. This is a special week for the sixth-year defensive tackle because he’s “going home” for the Seahawks’ game against the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday. Terrill isn’t just an Indian boy, he wrote a love song to his home state on his first CD, CT:
“I still look for the good in people
I still fall hard when they let me down
I hold a person to the words that they say
I close my eyes with a peace of mind
At the end of the day
And that’s the joy
Of being an Indiana boy.”
Listen to “Indiana Boy”
This song-writin’, hard-rockin’, quarterback-sackin’ Indiana boy hails from Lebanon, which is about 30 minutes northwest of Indianapolis.
“It’s about where I grew up and how I grew up,” Terrill said of the first track on his CD. “So I really am an Indiana boy.”
He has purchased 80 tickets for the contingent of friends and family that will make the short drive from his hometown for the game.
“It’s really cool,” Terrill said. “It’s cool just for my family to get to come and see me, because being all the way out here they usually don’t get to see me except for maybe a St. Louis game every year. So it’s fun to have them all at the game.”
Will they all be decked out in No. 93 Seahawks jerseys?
“They better,” he said. “They don’t get a ticket if they’re wearing Colts gear.”
This is a doubleheader weekend for football teams from Seattle, because the University of Washington plays Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday.
Asked if he had any advice for those planning to attend both games, Terrill cracked, “Skip South Bend.”
Spoken like a true Purdue grad, and a real Indiana boy.
Listen to more of Craig’s music at CraigTerrill.com
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Seahawks are doing their part by breaking out the pink – the symbolic color of the program – for Sunday’s games.
Players are allowed to have pink stripes on their shoes and coaches pink brims on the hats they wear. There also will be pink towels on the sideline and pink wristbands.
“I think that’s really neat that the NFL does that,” said coach Jim Mora, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor. “It’s just all to raise awareness for breast cancer, which I’m all for. … It’s a great gesture. It’s a great thing that the NFL does.”
The official end-of-the-week report, with a status for each player, as released by the team:
- LB Leroy Hill (groin)
- OT Walter Jones (knee)
- OT Sean Locklear (ankle)
- QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib)
- FB Justin Griffith (knee)
- CB Josh Wilson (ankle)
- FS Jordan Babineaux (shoulder)
- OT Brandon Frye (groin)
- CB Ken Lucas (groin)
- OG Rob Sims (oblique)
- MLB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring)
Sims practiced for the first time this week, while Frye and Tatupu did more today than Thursday. Each is expected to play.
“We’re making progress in that area,” Mora said of starting to get some players back. “We’ve still got some guys we’re looking forward to getting back. But we’re certainly starting to fill up again, which is nice.”
That “looking forward” list includes Hasselbeck, Wilson and Griffith, who likely will not play Sunday.
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“He’s just kind of the axis of communication for the defense, and it gives our players a comfort level up in front of him and also behind him.” – Mora, on getting Tatupu back for the pre-snap battle of wits with Colts QB Peyton Manning