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Archives: Sep. 2006

Sep.
30th

Audio: Mili eager to get going

Mili Itula.jpgTE Itula Mili was active but did not play last week. He’s had some knee problems going back to training camp. The Seahawks didn’t need him last week and Mili said the extra rest helped quite a bit. Having Mili healthy gives the Seahawks additional flexibility in their personnel groupings. They’ll still go four-wide more now that Deion Branch is here, but probably not to the extent they did last week. The Mili audio is here.

Sep.
30th

Audio: Gray on fifth MCL sprain

Gray Chris.jpgRG Chris Gray plans to make his 110th consecutive regular-season start Sunday. This comes one week after Gray sprained a medial-collateral knee ligament (MCL) for the fifth time, as Gray estimated. A few reporters spoke with the 14th-year veteran Friday afternoon. Gray and C Robbie Tobeck were heckling each other before and after the interview. Tobeck was doubting the severity of Gray’s knee injury. Gray took some shots at Tobeck for missing part of training camp after “minor” elbow surgery. All in good fun. The Gray audio is here.

Sep.
30th

On the ground in Chicago

Looks like we’ll have relatively warm, pleasant weather for the game tomorrow night. … There had to be at least a dozen Seattle fans wearing Seahawks gear on my flight today. … The Seahawks issued a press release confirming the release of LB Isaiah Kacyvenski and the signing of RB Marquis Weeks. … Elsewhere, ESPN.com’s John Clayton takes a look at the early stages of the NFC race, among other things. … The Bears have a tailgate party planned for tomorrow. … The big news is that Anchorman is on HBO in the room right

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Sep.
29th

Officially speaking, vol. 3

I’ve been asked about Terry McAulay, the referee assigned to the Seattle-Chicago game on Sunday night. The Seahawks have had him four times since Mike Holmgren arrived, all since 2002. They are 1-3 in those games, winning the most recent one (against Dallas last season). McAulay has assessed 23 penalties against Seattle and 27 against Seattle’s opponents in those games. Holmgren is 0-2 in replay challenges against him. Opposing coaches are 0-1 in challenges.

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Sep.
29th

Answers to your questions, vol. 25

Isaiah Kacyvenski does seem to fit the mold as the cut-and-re-sign type of guy. That will ultimately depend on a few things. One, will Shaun Alexander be out for a while? What if Marquis Weeks gains 100 yards Sunday night (improbable, but just thought I’d throw it out there). What if Maurice Morris is injured? What if the team incurs a loss at another position, necessitating the signing of a non-linebacker? What if Tim Ruskell sees another player he wants to sign instead? All things to consider. Barring those things, it seems to me Kacyvenski would be a candidate to come back (unless he signs elsewhere in the meantime). …

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Sep.
29th

Hawks to release Kacyvenski

The Seahawks have informed LB Isaiah Kacyvenski that they plan to release him. The move will clear the way for Seattle to sign RB Marquis Weeks to the active roster in time for the Seattle-Chicago game Sunday night. Weeks will then serve as the backup to Maurice Morris on Sunday night. Kacyvenski has been a valued special-teams player in Seattle since 2000. He has played in 90 games. Anaylsis: The Seahawks could always attempt to re-sign Kacyvenski once starting RB Shaun Alexander is healthy again. He was the seventh linebacker on a very good team — a team with great

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