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The embattled offensive lineman is hoping to keep his starting spot, but
didn't help his cause in Saturday's scrimmage when he was flagged for a false
start and a holding penalty. Carroll had seen enough.
"Yeah, I was real disappointed in that," Carroll said. "Real
Penalties plagued Ifedi last season when he was flagged 20 times, the most
penalties for any player in the NFL. New offensive line coach Mike Solari had a
long conversation with Ifedi on the sidelines after he was pulled from the
"We want Germain to be disciplined," Solari said Monday. "It was
unacceptable. Just unacceptable and he knows it. We want to give him immediate
feedback. It's just concentration."
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The offensive line overall struggled most of the 2017 season, but Ifedi received
most of the ire from the fans for his inconsistent play.
Ifedi knows his must eliminate the same mistakes that resurfaced
"It was a learning experience," Ifedi said. "We know that pre-snap penalties
are unacceptable. It's a lesson. You take the good things you did and move
Ifedi said Solari told him he has to stay calm in every situation and that
composure will be key.
"Coach saw something on the field and he thought it was a good time to take
me out and let me cool off. I was fine with it," Ifedi said.
Ifedi was replaced by Isaiah Battle in the scrimmage. Battle is a fourth-year
player from Clemson who was acquired in a trade with Kansas City last season.
The Seahawks could also opt to move George Fant to right tackle. Fant missed all
last season after suffering a major knee injury in the preseason and is backing
up Duane Brown at left tackle.
Solari said last week that the best five players will start on the offensive
line. He told Ifedi what he expects of him if Ifedi hopes to remain the
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Solari is expected to use more man-on-man blocking and less of the
zone-blocking concept that predecessor Tom Cable employed. The Seahawks want to
return to being more of the power-running team they were with Marshawn
The Seahawks signed veteran guard D.J. Fluker to improve their run blocking.
The other expected starters are Brown, second-year player Ethan Pocic at left
guard and Justin Britt at center. Seattle also signed veteran guard J.R. Sweezy
last week. Sweezy began his career with the Seahawks in 2012 and started on the
Super Bowls teams in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
The unit's first test will come Thursday night when Seattle opens the
preseason against Indianapolis. And there will be plenty of attention on
"It's a big week for me with a new coach," Ifedi said. "Mike is a great coach
and you can tell he really cares about us. There's pressure every year to get
better and step up your game. You have to constantly evolve."
Packers coach Mike McCarthy made it clear at the end of the offseason program
that there isn’t going to be one tailback carrying a heavy load on offense this
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Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams rotating through the backfield. How the
workload will break down remains to be seen, but Montgomery thinks any order can
result in positives for the Packers offense.
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teammates — even though you’re all fighting for a job — you want to know no
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the game or Jamaal’s in the game or I’m in the game, we all bring something
different, and everything that we bring has been effective. You want that. You
want depth, you want versatility. I’m excited for what this room brings to the
Montgomery missed eight games with injuries last season, which opened the
door for Jones and Williams to see more time as rookies than originally
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