Sidney Rice unlikely to play Sunday

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The last time receiver Sidney Rice played at Heinz Field, he caught 10 passes for 136 yards.  (Playing with Brett Favre tends to do that.)

This time around, Rice likely won’t be playing at all.

Per Liz Matthews of 710 ESPN, via our corporate brethren at Rotoworld, coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Rice “won’t play in this game unless something goes crazy here in the next day in our travel if he can just get healed.”

(Apparently, someone bought Carroll an espresso machine for his 60th birthday.)

Rice struggled with a hip injury in Minnesota last year, and he will have now missed 1/8th of the 2011 season, “unless something goes crazy here in the next day in our travel if he can just get healed.”

Barring the presence of Mr. Miyagi and/or E.T. on the team’s charter to Pittsburgh, it’s safe to say Rice won’t be playing.

46 responses to “Sidney Rice unlikely to play Sunday

  1. This is exactly why the Minnesota Vikings released him, or in his words, “didn’t show they cared” with $$$. He is an excellent athlete but injury prone.

    Heal up, those Seahawks are counting on you

  2. The Seahawks front office offered contracts worth $50 million to snatch up Tavaris Jackson and Sidney Rice from the Vikings.

    Rice, a good register when healthy, was always hurt.
    Tavaris Jackson (affectionatley known as TJoke in Minnesota) was horrible.

    Nothing has changed for either player since going to Seattle.

    I feel bad for Seahawk fans, but am greatful that these guys are no longer our problem.

  3. lol! glad Seattle got this injury prone bum at such a good price. get used to watching this guy play four games a year.

  4. It’s getting to the point where Carroll and Schneider better pull a rabbit out of the hat, and not another turd.

  5. What a shock. Hate to say it, but us Viking fans “told you so”.

    Seriously, I hope Rice recovers and doesn’t get hurt again. The guy’s got a great set of hands and knows how to get open. But sooner or later, you’ve got to put up or shut up.

  6. Beware Seahawks fans…. Sidney was unhappy Minnesota didn’t extend his contract so he had hip surgery the first week of training camp without consulting the Vikings. He is selfish and in four seasons has only produced one productive with BRETT FAVRE.

  7. I’m still mystified at how and why the Seachickens thought this was a good move.

    As pathetic as Hasselbeck was getting and injury prone he was, they’d have been better off bringing him back and eating some coin than this tragic stunt gone wrong.

    Do the Hawks fans realize that Seattle is building a team of misfits and has beens..? They were the only ones to bite on Lynch…then they go out and grab not one, but 2, of the players that the lowly Vikings couldn’t get rid of fast enough….jeepers.

    Pete Carroll will be out the door and back in Cali at some university before long…..and Seattle will be in the basement as long as T joke and Co. are still there.

  8. threedeep1998 says:Sep 16, 2011 12:42 PM

    Thank you Seattle for taking the Vikings’ trash out.

    But you still have Donovan McNabb.

  9. Phew.. I wish him the best, but this validates the Vikings’ decision.. Slowish receiver–valued for jumping, fighting for the catch, and ball skills–injures hip and shoulder.. What’s the over-under on a broken finger?

  10. Don’t forget that virtually all the media experts were declaring Rice the #1 or #2 WR free agent available. Of course the media didn’t end up paying millions of guaranteed $$$ to a guy with his history (present and future).

  11. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:Sep 16, 2011 1:23 PM

    Seattle will be in the basement as long as T joke and Co. are still there.

    Um, you are aware that Jackson is on a two-year contract, right?

  12. aint nuttin changed since he left minny…… to be one of the worst front offices & coaching staffs in NFL right now, i really feel sorry for you Seattle cause 1. you way overpaid for 2 players from us that are essentially worthless, 2. carroll is drivng that franchise into the ground faster than favre did us a year ago, & 3. you have a really nice city and dont deserve this crap (no one dones)

  13. Didn’t Donny McNabb throw for a whopping 39 yards last Sunday?
    Did the Vikings win last Sunday? Nope.
    How many fumbles has ‘All Drop’ had in 4 seasons?21.
    Maybe you queens fans shouldn’t throw so many stones…Considering you haven’t won a Super Bowl in 50 years of trying, and haven’t been to one since the 70’s.

  14. Man,
    I can’t believe Pete Carroll keeps getting paid to come into the NFL and ruin a franchise, or two, or three. I don’t get it. I feel bad for the hawk fans. They just keep coming out with full support and they get paid back with some of the stupidist front office decisions ever…. I am still trying to figure out why you would let Matt Hasselback go for the guys that they replaced him with? Is Matt “great” anymore….no, but he is a heck of a lot better than what you have based on what you spent! Paying Sidney big bucks for what????? really? He needed a performance deal. I sure hope when the packers hit there decline they don’t bottom out this bad, that would suck.

  15. Until Seattle gets over the “Poison Pill” and Steve Hutchinson, they will continue to try and raid the Vikings free agents, and will keep getting bad returns on some really big investments. Give it up and go out and get the right players, not try to stick it to the Vikings because you are already too far behind to win that race. Beautiful…

  16. blackfootkiller,

    You bomb on Peterson because he has 21 fumbles in 4 years? Walter Payton had 35 fumbles after 4 years in the NFL. Tool…. Go watch baseball, you sissy.

  17. A bunch of you clearly wish he was still around…you sound like a bunch of scorned lovers who won’t admit you want your ex-girlfriend back.

    This WR corps was much better off with Sidney around. Why are so few of us willing to admit it?

    Now, let’s get back to celebrating the obvious, undeniable upgrades that are Michael Jenkins and Devin Aromashodu.

  18. blackfootkiller says:
    Sep 16, 2011 2:44 PM

    How many fumbles has ‘All Drop’ had in 4 seasons?21.

    In their first 4 seasons the following fumbled:

    Jim Brown – 23 times
    Walter Payton – 35 (21 in 2nd & 3rd years alone)
    Barry Sanders – 25
    Emmitt Smith – 23
    Eric Dickerson – 49 (27 in 1st & 2nd years alone)
    Earl Campbell – 31
    OJ Simpson – 25
    Tony Dorsett – 36 (21 in 2nd & 3rd years alone)
    Franco Harris – 33
    Marcus Allen – 30
    Thurman Thomas – 27

    So what was your point again? That Peterson is on par with Hall Of Famers?

    Maybe you queens fans shouldn’t throw so many stones…

    They’ve complemented his skills, wished him well, but simply have pointed out he is injury prone and they’re glad the Vikings didn’t over-pay to keep him. What’s so hard to understand about that?

  19. love how all these viking fans rip on us over James Jones or “Former” players, yet you’re all on here trashing on a guy that almost got your sorry team to a superbowl…

    freaking hypocrites.
    Vikings are the worst fan base in the entire NFL.

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