How was your week

Posted: October 9, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

On Thursday night the Los Angeles Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 26-17. With the win the Rams improved their record to 4-1 while the loss knocked the Seahawks down to 2-3 on the season, but there was a bigger story to this game than just who won.

On a pass attempt in the middle of the 3rd quarter Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson injured the middle finger on his throwing hand when he made contact with Aaron Donald on his follow through. Wilson left the game and was never able to return in the Seahawks loss.

As it turned out Wilson suffered a ruptured tendon and a comminuted fracture-dislocation to his finger. He had surgery on Friday to repair the finger and is expected to miss between four and eight weeks of the season.

That should mean that Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for the Seahawks going forward. Smith replaced Wilson after the injury on Thursday night and completed 10 of his 17 pass attempts. Smith threw for 131 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

This is Smith’s second season serving as Wilson’s back up and Thursday night was just the second time he has seen in game action with the Seahawks.

I’m sure many people remember Smith as the starter for the New York Jets, but that was back in 2013 and the 2014 seasons. Smith hasn’t started an NFL game since 2017 when he was a member of the New York Giants.

Now the NFC West is turning out to be a tough division and may actually be the best division in the NFL; so Smith is going to have to find a way to keep the Seahawks playoffs hopes alive as Wilson recovers from his injury.

Smith will make his first start next Sunday on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then if Wilson only misses the minimum four weeks Smith will face the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaquars at home before going back on the road to play the Green Bay Packers.

It looks like these could be winnable games for the Seahawks with Smith under center, but you never know how someone is going to play until they’re actually on the field.

With the injury to Wilson, Smith is the only quarterback on the Seahawks roster; so they’ll obviously need someone to come in and back Smith up. I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I heard multiple media members clamoring for the Seahawks to sign Colin Kaepernick as their back up, but dos that really make sense?

Kaepernick hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL in over five years now; so why would it make any kind of sense for the Seahawks to sign him as their back up quarterback. For the first time in a few seasons Kaepernick’s name didn’t come up to start a season, but I guess the media saw this as a chance to throw his name out there and see what happens with it. I think the media has to come to terms with the fact that Kaepernick’s NFL career is probably over no matter how much they bring his name up.

When thinking about a back up quarterback I think it’s going to come down to what the outlook on Wilson is. If it looks like he’ll be able to return in that four week time period they Seahawks can bring in a younger quarterback to look at as their back up. Now if that timeframe is going to be closer to the eight weeks we’ve heard Seattle may want a veteran back up quarterback.

Now it’s possible that the Seahawks may make a trade to acquire a back up quarterback, but the first name that came to mind for me was Cam Newton.

Newton, Wilson and Smith are al mobile quarterbacks; so you think that might help Newton transition into the Seahawks offensive system.

I haven’t heard any rumors on who the Seahawks might be looking at to bring in as a back up quarterback, but like I said Newton was the first name that popped into my head. I did hear that teams where checking in on Josh McCown, but I don’t know if Seattle was one of those teams.

Who do you think the Seahawks will sign as a back up quarterback for Smith?

Now unfortunately Schaumburg Stu had a rough week with his picks last week as he went 0-4. Now this week he’s already off to a better start as he had the Chicago Bulls winning their pre-season games last night against the New Orleans Pelicans and they did 121-85.

Now the rest of Schaumburg Stu’s picks are on Sunday. Schaumburg Stu likes the Houston Astros to sweep the Chicago White Sox in Game 3 of their American League Division series. Then Schaumburg Stu has the Las Vegas Raiders covering the 5 1/2 point spread against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Also in that game Schaumburg Stu is going with the point total for both team to be under 45.

You can check in every Friday to hear Schaumburg Stu’s picks live on Sports Time Radio podcast. Of course you should also listen to the podcast the other days of the week live on BlogTalkradio.com. Now if you miss the live edition of the podcast all you have to do is head on over to TuneIn.com and you can listen any time you want to.

You can also find me on Twitter @Burketime

Comments
  1. My gut feeling is that they’ll sign Newton as a back up or potential starting QB. But the injury was devastating blow to Seattle and I don’t think they’ll make the playoffs this season.

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