Originally posted on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 11/17/11
RENTON -- Next man up, huh?That was the question posed to Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable as he talked after the team's top two choices from last April's draft suffered season-ending knee injuries four days apart.The long-term implications of the injuries to rookie tackle James Carpenter and rookie guard John Moffitt are contrasted against the short-term reality that there's a game to play Sunday in St. Louis, and the Seahawks need to have two men prepared to take those spots. So yes, next man up."That's what you have to do," Cable said. "We're pretty lucky because we've got Breno (Giacomini) here and Paul McQuistan so we've got some veteran guys. Paul has had a number of starts in his career, and Breno has been around the league a little bit so we'll be fine."The implications of the injuries is two-fold. First, there's the next seven games. How will the Seahawks cope?"The good news is the training is kicking in," Cable said. "The system and all that."Then there's the long-t...
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