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Seahawks fear torn ACL for Clemons

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07:58 AM ET 01.07 | Thanks to Sunday's 24-14 win over Washington in Landover, the Seattle Seahawks are moving on, though they may be doing so without Chris Clemons. [Clemons], an elite pass rusher and key member of the Seattle defense, likely tore his ACL Sunday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation and the team fears as much. Clemons caught his foot in the shoddy field at FedEx Field and will undergo an MRI Monday morning back in Seattle to determine the severity but the team is not planning on having him for the duration of the postseason. He has the telltale signs of an ACL tear -- looseness in the joint and swelling, with no pain. Seattle plays at Atlanta next week.

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January 7, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Too Bad the guy is their best pass rusher!

January 7, 2013  08:19 AM ET

And if we had an 18-game season, we wouldn't even be watching playoffs yet.

The Superbowl winner this year could be the team with the fewest guys limping or watching from the hospital.

January 7, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Too Bad the guy is their best pass rusher!

It's only too bad for Seahawks fans.

January 7, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Too Bad the guy is their best pass rusher!

Their defense still looks formidable.

January 7, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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And if we had an 18-game season, we wouldn't even be watching playoffs yet.The Superbowl winner this year could be the team with the fewest guys limping or watching from the hospital.

Yes. This.

January 7, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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And if we had an 18-game season, we wouldn't even be watching playoffs yet.The Superbowl winner this year could be the team with the fewest guys limping or watching from the hospital.

Goodell plans on adding two more teams to the playoff format... Either way, he's getting his extra 2 games.

January 7, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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Goodell plans on adding two more teams to the playoff format... Either way, he's getting his extra 2 games.

So, like, every team gets a trophy? Like youth soccer?

January 7, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Too Bad the guy is their best pass rusher!

Might want to watch out for that Irvin kid...

January 7, 2013  09:13 AM ET

I wouldn't want to be the head grounds keeper in Washington this morning....What am I saying, I wouldn't want to be in DC period.

January 7, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Their defense still looks formidable.

Good point, the Hawks' defense held the Skins to 219 total yards and I swear 100 of those yards came in the 1st quarter!!!

January 7, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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Might want to watch out for that Irvin kid...

Exactly. Not only is his potential greater than Clemons', he seems to be able to crank it up when it's needed. That'd be now. Quite a drag to lose Clemons, but I don't think it stops the Hawks' march. Playing as a team the way they did in the first quarter yesterday will be what stops the Hawks' march, if anything does.

January 7, 2013  12:29 PM ET
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I wouldn't want to be the head grounds keeper in Washington this morning....What am I saying, I wouldn't want to be in DC period.

+1. That field is a disgrace and has been for years. With the RGIII injury maybe Snyder will finally pay to get an NFL quality field in there.

January 7, 2013  02:29 PM ET
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Exactly. Not only is his potential greater than Clemons', he seems to be able to crank it up when it's needed. That'd be now. Quite a drag to lose Clemons, but I don't think it stops the Hawks' march. Playing as a team the way they did in the first quarter yesterday will be what stops the Hawks' march, if anything does.

He was a one-man wrecking crew against the Cowboys back in September...

 
January 7, 2013  02:40 PM ET
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Might want to watch out for that Irvin kid...

Carroll has done well in adding depth at most positions. Irvin contributed a sack and a tipped pass after replacing Clemons. Although Clemons will be missed, Irvin is a most viable replacement.

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