Seahawks confirm Bruce Irvin, Marquise Blair out for year with ACL tears

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The Seahawks lost two key defensive players for the season to knee injuries in Sunday night’s 35-30 win over the New England Patriots.

Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that linebacker Bruce Irvin and safety/nickelback Marquise Blair both suffered torn ACLs and will need surgeries that will end their seasons.

“Really a big blow,” Carroll said. “I know a lot of teams lost players this weekend. We certainly felt it with both of those guys. Both those guys have a lot to offer your team in their attitude and approach and style of play. And so it will be difficult to replace those guys.”

Blair was injured when linebacker K.J. Wright hit his knee as he finished off a tackle of running back Sony Michel late in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Irvin’s knee gave out as he tried to pass rush against tackle Mike Onwenu in the fourth quarter.

Blair had been serving as Seattle’s nickel cornerback and the primary backup at safety for Seattle. After Quandre Diggs‘ ejection for a personal foul, Blair had moved to free safety before the injury knocked him from the game. Ugo Amadi replaced Blair at nickel will likely draw the duty moving forward as well.

For Irvin, rookie Alton Robinson is set to be active for the first time this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys as the team tries to find a pass rush without one of its top rushers.

“We’ll let you know more about how we deal with those. The replacements in that later in the week,” Carroll said.

“We’re gonna miss those guys and feel terrible for them,” Carroll said. “One guy at the start of his career. Another that has been through a lot of stuff in Bruce coming back around to us. Was really great to have him back.”

Carroll also said wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, who has been inactive the first two weeks due to an ongoing foot injury, will not play against the Cowboys either and the team is going to “give him a break” to get his foot to recover.

12 responses to “Seahawks confirm Bruce Irvin, Marquise Blair out for year with ACL tears

  1. Felt bad for Blair. That hit looked unnecessary and late by KJ Wright as Michelle looked to be tackled already. Add insult to because it was caused by friendly fire. Shades of Eric Reid’s hit on Navarro Bowman in the NFCCG. Bowmans career was never the same.

    Real fans want the big hits but Never wanna see any of these guys get seriously hurt. Yea I dislike the Seahawks but, still as a fan I always want all these guys on every team walking off the field healthy.

  2. The Seahawks … win over the DALLAS COWBOYS.
    Yipee, they play the Patriots NEXT weekend!
    I thought I missed the game.
    . . . . .
    Time to outlaw all that super fast grippy turf.
    Like it doesn’t rain enough in Seattle to have real grass, but it does in Phoenix?

  3. jvorallballs says:
    September 22, 2020 at 1:27 am
    The one year dynasty rolls on

    ———————

    Imagine still thinking this is original/clever in 2020.

  4. Imagine still thinking this is original/clever in 2020.->>

    Still gets under 2012s’ skin. Case in point

  5. Too bad. Lano Hill’s been playing well this year, but Blair is a stud. The Seahawks have to make some moves to get pass rush help. It was a glaring hole going into the season and was non-existent against NE. Only time they get pressure is when Adams blitzes. The delayed LB blitz doesn’t work with old, slow linebackers. They need pass rushers, but coaching is part of it, too, and that seems to be as big of a hole as the lack of personnel.

  6. jvorallballs says:
    September 22, 2020 at 9:47 am
    Imagine still thinking this is original/clever in 2020.->>

    Still gets under 2012s’ skin. Case in point

    ———————

    Nope, more that the whole ‘dynasty’ thing was always greatly exaggerated as something that Seahawks fans were claiming. And given that it has been seven years since their back to back SB appearances and they have a completely different roster now, etc, it just really isn’t relevant now. At all. Thus, not clever/funny in 2020.

  7. jvorallballs says:
    September 22, 2020 at 1:27 am
    The one year dynasty rolls on

    ——————————————
    Id rather have the ‘one-year dynasty’ as my team over 7/8 of the league

  8. Nope, more that the whole ‘dynasty’ thing was always greatly exaggerated as something that Seahawks fans were claiming. And given that it has been seven years since their back to back SB appearances and they have a completely different roster now, etc, it just really isn’t relevant now. At all. Thus, not clever/funny in 2020.>>>

    Remember what happened in the second SB appearance? You can’t forget, 31 teams still laughing about that one.

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