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James Carpenter might miss all of 2012

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The Seattle Seahawks were roundly criticized for drafting offensive tackle James Carpenter in the first round of last year’s draft, and the early signs on Carpenter’s career aren’t promising. He struggled in nine rookie-year starts, particularly as a pass blocker, and tore his ACL on the practice field in November.

Carpenter opened training camp on the PUP list. ESPN’s John Clayton is now saying that Carpenter might not play football in 2013.

That knee was bad,” Clayton said on ESPN 710 Seattle. “It hasn’t really had a full time to heal. I think he’s slow in healing. If they get four games out of him, they’re lucky. I don’t think they’re going to get any games out of him.”

Carpenter figures to stay on the PUP list into the regular season, costing him the first six games. The Seahawks will reevaluate him thereafter.

Breno Giacomini is on track to open the year as Seattle’s first-team right tackle.

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16 Responses to “James Carpenter might miss all of 2012”
  1. charleslouis99 says: Jul 28, 2012 7:57 PM

    thumbs up for pete Carroll’s drafting strategy!
    lol

  2. seattlerogueburner says: Jul 28, 2012 8:09 PM

    Best wishes that his knee heals. Always unfortunate for a new player to get injured like that.

  3. randallflagg52 says: Jul 28, 2012 8:22 PM

    I love how Seattle was blasted for drafting him, yet Green Bay planned to take him with their first round pick. Do you think the media would have been so harsh, if at all, to Green Bay?

  4. allnightdwight says: Jul 28, 2012 8:29 PM

    Starting to have my doubts about Carroll

  5. descendency says: Jul 28, 2012 8:40 PM

    I love how Seattle was blasted for drafting him, yet Green Bay planned to take him with their first round pick. Do you think the media would have been so harsh, if at all, to Green Bay?

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    Did you get this from the Bleecher Report, because I seriously doubt Green Bay ever announced this…

    A bust is a bust regardless of what team he plays for.

  6. therealhardt says: Jul 28, 2012 9:56 PM

    I recall Nick Saban being suprised he was a first round pick, which tells you a lot…

    I think John Schneider, Seattle’s GM, is in over his head…he seems to make a lot of moves that are “controversial”…he seems to think he is outsmarting the rest of the league, but so far few of his moves have paid off…over-paying flynn might be his latest screw up…

  7. clubergo says: Jul 28, 2012 11:05 PM

    descendency you are a moron …… Kid gets hurt his first year and he’s a Bust…. Most First rounders still see limited reps. Put his reps as a ROOKIE against the others last year. Then call him a bust.. If your a Seahawks Hater just be honest. Good luck big man it takes over a year for your injury …and since that was in NOVEMBER! Clayton is not clairvoyant.

  8. rev279 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:00 AM

    I think John Schneider, Seattle’s GM, is in over his head…he seems to make a lot of moves that are “controversial”…he seems to think he is outsmarting the rest of the league, but so far few of his moves have paid off…over-paying flynn might be his latest screw up…

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    Really? So drafting Earl Thomas the year before hasn’t paid off? Bringing in Brandon Browner from the CFL hasn’t paid off? Trading for Marshawn Lynch hasn’t paid off? Schneider was/is widely recognized as an excellent talent scout, that’s why we hired him. I love how people are already blasting him for Flynn before the season starts. Because GB has had such a poor history of drafting/finding QB’s in the last 10 years.

  9. randallflagg52 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:30 AM

    therealhardt says:Jul 28, 2012 9:56 PM

    I recall Nick Saban being suprised he was a first round pick, which tells you a lot…

    I think John Schneider, Seattle’s GM, is in over his head…he seems to make a lot of moves that are “controversial”…he seems to think he is outsmarting the rest of the league, but so far few of his moves have paid off…over-paying flynn might be his latest screw up…

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    They did not overpay for Flynn. Overpaying would be what the Cards did with Kolb. Carpenter was considered a borderline first rounder, and a number of teams had Irvin had a first round grade from a number of teams. Besides look at their mid round picks, and cast off FA additions. A bunch of them are great successes.

  10. fafaflunky says: Jul 29, 2012 12:54 AM

    Flynn bust

  11. osiris33 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:59 AM

    Actually, it was Gil Brandt on Sirius NFL radio that stated the Packers were planning on drafting Carpenter.

    BTW, I watched Bruce Irvin practice today, and you’ll be eating your words about Schneider after you see him rack up 15 sacks.

  12. tangysizzl says: Jul 29, 2012 1:29 AM

    I don’t believe that GB had any intention of drafting Carpenter, it was either Gabe Carimi or Derek Sherrod. I guess it doesn’t much matter though as all 3 of those guys have pretty much been bust so far because of injuries.

    Sherrod broke both his tibia and fibula, Carimi dislocated his knee and missed most of last season and Carpenter blew out his knee ACL style. Right now Carimi is the only one healthy, Sherrod is real close but still on the Pup.

    I guess thats why they wait years before you judge a draft. Injuries happen, thats football.

  13. jikkle49 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:36 AM

    First Okung struggles to stay healthy and now Capenter.

    Seattle has no luck when it comes to offensive linemen.

  14. bartpkelly says: Jul 29, 2012 5:33 AM

    *I don’t believe in drafts beingbusts because they are injured, only when they don’t perform on the field
    *Seahawks paid a fair price for Flynn, not overpaid
    *His injury has nothing to do with Carrol
    *Multiple sources have claimed that they would have likely taken in Carpenter in the first or early second

  15. joetoronto says: Jul 29, 2012 6:36 AM

    allnightdwight says:
    Jul 28, 2012 8:29 PM
    Starting to have my doubts about Carroll
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    No offence but it’s about time.

    The only “success” the man has ever had was in college and even then, he had to run back to the NFL because of his ways in college ball.

    Keep running, Pete!

  16. garryjercia says: Jul 29, 2012 9:42 AM

    Always consider the source.

    If Clayton says he wont play at all, he’s a lock for eight at least.

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