by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - G John Moffitt has been lost for the season after suffering a severe knee injury in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Moffitt was injured early in the first quarter when former Seahawk DE Cory Redding fell into his leg on a 4-yard run by RB Leon Washington.
Carroll said Moffitt suffered tears to his MCL and PCL in his right knee and would require surgery. Carroll did say the ACL was not affected.
"We’re going to miss him, but we’ll get him right," Carroll said. "It was not an ACL injury, so that’s a good thing. But still there was some pretty severe damage in there, so we’re going to miss him."
Moffitt will be replaced by either G Lemuel Jeanpierre of G Paul McQuistan. Jeanpierre filled in for Moffitt on Sunday and McQuistan replaced G Robert Gallery for three games earlier this season.
The team is also expected to re-sign G Paul Fanaika to the active roster Tuesday pending a physical. Fanaika had spent the entire season with Seattle on the practice squad before being released last week.
S Kam Chancellor, WR Sidney Rice and WR Doug Baldwin all suffered concussions that forced them to the sidelines against the Ravens. Carroll said all three responded positively on Monday.
"We’re not going to know until Thursday or Friday on these guys whether they’ll be able to play or not because of the process that they have to go through, but it’s a good sign that they’re not having the headaches and they’re not feeling really uncomfortable in just doing normal things. So that’s good," Carroll said.
S Atari Bigby and DT Anthony Hargrove each suffered hamstring strains during the game as well. Both have previously dealt with hamstring injuries, so Carroll said they believe they know what to expect.
"We know kind of how they came back last time," Carroll said. "We’ll see if we can do it again. They both came back pretty quickly (before)."
Carroll said FB Michael Robinson had his best game as a fullback since joining Seattle last season. Robinson sealed off Ravens LB Ray Lewis on RB Marshawn Lynch's 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and was able to block him out of other plays as well.
Robinson was also responsible for blowing up Ravens RB Vonta Leach on a kickoff that forced WR David Reed to fumble and again of Reed's second fumbled return.
"At the fullback position, Mike had his best game since we’ve been here," Carroll said. "He really was effective. And he had the matchup of the century going against Ray [Lewis] and he did a very nice job. He didn’t win them all – you’re not gonna. But he was effective and had some key blocks. He dominated some blocks against their guys at times. So I was really fired up to see Mike play that well consistently and have such a big factor."
The Seahawks had 16 penalties called against them Sunday - 13 were accepted. The penalties continue to plague Seattle as it was their third straight game with 10 or more penalites. Carroll said he put up a list of all 16 penalites called on the board during the team meetings today to illustrate the point to the team.
"It’s of epidemic proportions," Carroll said. We’re going right back to work at it as best we can. It’s awareness for the most part. Sometimes we’re trying too hard."
"We really look at the things that the stationary situations when we’re at the line of scrimmage is kind of one aspect of it and those are really in our control, the aggressive ones – we’ve got to try to figure them out, and we’ve just got to try to get in the guys’ heads conscience-wise so that they’re always mindful that this move that they could make could put us in jeopardy. We’re just trying to grow with it."