Ziggy Ansah expected to debut for Seahawks this week

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Seahawks defensive end Ziggy Ansah is expected to make his season debut with Seattle on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints

Head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that Ansah is on track to return this week after being inactive for the first two games of the season while working back from shoulder surgery

“The expectation is that he’s going to play this week,” Carroll said. “It’s just taken us this long to get through. We wanted to make sure that everything was right and he was right and mentality was right. He had enough reps. He has three good weeks of work now behind him and he’s in really good shape. He’s worked really hard. He’s in terrific condition. He’s going to be able to play, if he gets through the week and everything goes well, and he’ll play a considerable amount because he’s practiced hard enough to do that.”

Ansah had been listed as questionable to play in each of the first two games of the season with Seattle ultimately deciding to hold off an extra couple of weeks to allow him to get more work under his belt. He returned to the practice fields for the final week of the preseason after only being able to take part in walkthroughs for the first month of training camp. He’s now had three weeks of practices to get back up to speed and will have a fourth week of work prior to Sunday’s home game against the Saints.

The Seahawks saw first-round pick L.J. Collier return to the field Sunday in Pittsburgh for his debut with the team. Ansah will be just one week behind Collier is taking the field for the first time in Seattle.

“That’s really going to be fun to see him out there,” Carroll said of Ansah. “You’ll see how we use him and where he’s going to fit in and all that at game time but I’m really excited about this. This is a guy that was really important to us in the offseason to get him so that he could help us with the losses of the guys that were going other places and so that’s finally coming together.”

13 responses to “Ziggy Ansah expected to debut for Seahawks this week

  1. Better use him quickly, his unfortunate history says he play a quarter of the game and then injure himself again. Man is a beast but so injury prone

  2. I’ll believe it when I see it. I think the Hawks can win without him so bring him back when he’s ready. The last thing they need is for him to play a game then miss the next three.

    What I do know is that Reed is coming back week 7 and that will be HUGE.

    Speaking of huge, that huge smile on Clowney’s face that happened in slow motion when Pete Carroll was getting all excited and happy at the end of the game Sunday was great to see…and the laugh when Pete chest bumped him with his arm is EXACTLY why he wanted to be in Seattle. That energy is contagious.

    Making money is great and all but if you can have fun TOO? That’s what I’m doing.

  3. tugboatsoke says:

    September 17, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Love you Pete. But that quote makes you sound like you have a brain injury.
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    How does this quote make him sound like he has a Brain injury? Have you watched the Seahawks the passed ten years with Pete in control? He always does this with injured players. He is extremely optimistic about the recovery time for injuries but always airs on the side of caution about their return. This is nothing new. Same thing percy harvin, Lynch, KJ, etc. The only players that I know of that doesn’t fit this pattern is Wilson, and Wagner.

  4. Do they need Ansah, since they already got luck on their side, because they did not have to face Big Ben, who was injured, and who is now on iR and they will not have to face Drew Brees, only a rusty Teddy Bridgewater. It is better to be lucky than to be good sometimes.

  5. The AFC is looking more like college football with how many teams are in the tank after just 2 weeks. NE is Alabama, basically going through the motions and just monitoring its health. KC is Clemson, having the most lethal QB while having pushover games as well. While the NFC is blood bath of decent teams all climbing over eachother up the mountain to get to the Super Bowl.

  6. No Brees. Home game. Rest him again.

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    Agree, the more I think about it the more I like the idea of having Ansah AND Reed, two forces that teams haven’t even seen play yet this year just waiting to join the team for a second-half push to the playoffs.

    If you can go 4-0(not to get ahead of myself) without two major forces on the DL and then add them in later with Fresh legs, it would probably take teams another couple weeks of film to figure out how the Hawks are using them and gameplan for them effectively.

    Maybe bring Ansah back for the Rams game week 5?

  7. jmethane says:
    September 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm
    No Brees. Home game. Rest him again.

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    Agree, the more I think about it the more I like the idea of having Ansah AND Reed, two forces that teams haven’t even seen play yet this year just waiting to join the team for a second-half push to the playoffs.

    If you can go 4-0(not to get ahead of myself) without two major forces on the DL and then add them in later with Fresh legs, it would probably take teams another couple weeks of film to figure out how the Hawks are using them and gameplan for them effectively.

    Maybe bring Ansah back for the Rams game week 5?
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    I fully endorse this thought. Rams game would be a great idea. Lions fans have stated over and over that ziggy goes down at a drop of the hat so it would really be nice to introduce his first film in a Seahawk uni, during the Rams game in Seattle. Why couldn’t Reed have just been given 4 game suspension?!

  8. The NFC has been a bloodbath like that for 3-4 years and AFC usually produces maybe 2 legit contenders where everyone else would probably not make the NFC playoffs.

    Dont believe me? 2017 the Jags were AFC 3 seed 2018 it was the Hoston Texans.

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