When the Seahawks drafted WVU star offensive lineman Mark Glowinski in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, they envisioned getting a player who could be a ten-year starter. The first of those starts could come on Sunday.
On Friday, Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll ruled starting RG J.R. Sweezy (concussion) out for this weekend’s game against Arizona. The hard-working Glowinski embodies the next-man-up Mountaineer mentality. He sits behind Sweezy on the depth chart.
Glowinski hasn’t seen significant playing time since the preseason, but Carroll is confident that if called upon, the rookie Mountaineer is up to the task.
“He [Glowinski] hasn’t had a lot of work, game-time work, since preseason,” said Carroll. “But we do see him every day. He’s a real battler, he’s a very technique-sound kid. He’s got a chance to help us. I’m really excited about him getting a chance to play. This is a great opportunity for him. It’s also great opportunity for us to see him under these kinds of conditions—it’s a maximum challenge for the guy. He’s tough and he has done a lot of cool things since he has been here, and it’s his turn. We’re really looking forward to seeing him play.”
Glowinski would make the second Mountaineer from last year’s offensive line to start a game as a rookie. Quinton Spain has been
The Seahawks face the Cardinals at 4:25 on FOX in a game that has major implications in the playoff standings.