The Seahawks defense was already slim on Sunday in Carolina with Jadeveon Clowney sitting out with the flu. As the game went on, it got worse, Bobby Wagner and Quandre Diggs both left the game, arguably the two most productive Seahawks defenders.
The good news is that coach Pete Carroll feels confident that Wagner, who was just named to his sixth Pro Bowl, will be able to suit up on Sunday against the Cardinals. Wagner and Wilson ended up being the two Pro Bowl starters from Seattle.
“He would probably be probable/questionable at this time if we had to label it,” Carroll said on Wednesday. “We don’t know. He wanted me to make sure and not be optimistic. I said I can’t do that, you’re gonna play, I know you’re gonna play.”
Carroll smiled. “I hope that really confused you.”
Wagner reiterated Carroll’s probable/questionable designation in his own press conference on Wednesday.
“Physically and mentally I’m amazing,” Wagner said when asked how he feels. “I’m probable-slash-questionable, so we’ll see.”
The Seahawks will face the Cardinals before staying home and facing the 49ers week 17, winner takes the NFC West. If Seattle wants to hold onto the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC they need to stay focused on Week 16 and win this game as well.