|11-06-2005, 06:28 AM||#1|
Lost In Space
Join Date: Apr 2004
Rhodes back in Hospital
Didn't see this posted: from ESPN/AP
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes, who had a mild stroke two months ago, was hospitalized Friday after another "episode" and will miss Sunday's game at Arizona.
"It wasn't as severe as the first one," coach Mike Holmgren said, declining to say if Rhodes had another stroke.
"I'll let the medical people define that," he said.
The Seahawks wouldn't say where Rhodes was hospitalized.
Rhodes missed the Seahawks' opener at Jacksonville Sept. 11 after being hospitalized for two days after complaining of dizziness. Doctors diagnosed his medical problem as a mild stroke.
Linebackers coach John Marshall has been serving as Seattle's defensive coordinator this season although Rhodes has been sitting next to him in the press boxes at games. Rhodes will not be in Arizona, Holmgren said.
Holmgren said Rhodes "started feeling really tired last night" and called his doctor after arriving at work at the Seahawks' headquarters Friday morning. Rhodes then was advised to go to the hospital, Holmgren said.
Rhodes, 54, is known for his intensity on the job.
"He was cutting back on some of the things he was doing, but clearly he wasn't cutting back enough," Holmgren said. "He's his own worst enemy sometimes. So now we're going to take a little different look at it."
Holmgren said Rhodes, defensive coordinator of the Seahawks for the past three seasons and former head coach of the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, has been feeling better since his mild stroke.
"His blood pressure was down," Holmgren said.
The NFC West-leading Seahawks (5-2) rank eighth in the NFL in total defense this season after being 26th in the league on defense last season.
Holmgren said he had met with Marshall about Sunday's defensive game plan.
"Everything is in place," Holmgren said. "John has been calling the defense."
|11-06-2005, 07:07 AM||#2|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Dec 2002
I wish him the best. The coaching profession is a meat grinder. These guys put the job first, and everything else, including their health, second.
|11-06-2005, 08:47 AM||#3|
RIP Darrent Williams
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Glendale, AZ
Hope the best for the Rhodes family.