No Sherman against 49ers? No problem

No Sherman against 49ers? No problem

That was the Seahawks' identity during their Super Bowl runs in 2013 and 2014 when Marshawn Lynch was a dominant force as the featured back opposite a generational defense.

Every other player who had been on the report at some point this week was listed as a full participant on Friday including running back Thomas Rawls, who appears set to make his season debut and play for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain against the Chargers in the exhibition opener August 13.

Despite missing a couple of days of practice because of a sore hamstring, CB Richard Sherman was assessed as good to go for the Seahawks' home opener at 1:25 p.m. Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, at least according to coach Pete Carroll.

"He did well today", Carroll said after Friday's practice. If Sherman is unable to play or is limitied, the Seahawks' inexperienced corners will rely heavily on the veteran leadership of free safety Earl Thomas and strong safety Kam Chancellor.

Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who coached under Seattle's Pete Carroll for three seasons, said his defense was close to having a "dominant" performance against the Panthers.

After last season, Carroll found himself in a little trouble with the National Football League when he disclosed that Sherman was playing with a leg injury for part of the season's second half, but failed to add the problem to the weekly injury report.

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If an upset does take place, though, it will focus on five key matchups. We've got to, not play ideal, but we got to cash in when we've got our opportunities and we've got to stop from beating ourselves. So I was convinced that we were going to go out and have a real solid game.

Details for Sunday's game are below.

Seattle coaches and Lane himself have protested there was no punch.

The Seahawks felt they didn't have enough chances to establish the running attack last week with just 15 called running plays and only 18 runs overall, good for 90 yards, with 40 of them coming on two Russell Wilson scrambles. Sherman told ESPN, "It's never happened here".

"One thing that I probably learned from him is just that these season's are grinds", Lynch answered. "Just the vibe he gives all the players, they feel confident when he is in there and I think that is a good thing for our offense".

"We have high standards, and we didn't meet it last week and our guys are determined to get back on track", Carroll said. I learned a lot. No. "I think it's a great combination of scheme and players". "That's always a challenge: How much further can you push it?" And when I was a broadcaster, that's a way you could let fans in.

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