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Linkage, September 27-28 (The 2-for-1 Happy Hour edition)

Post by Ryan Divish on Sep. 28, 2007 at 12:15 am with 6 Comments »
September 28, 2007 12:15 am

Since the teams usually take Tuesday off, it means linkage is usually off on Wednesday,and this time part of Thursday. But like any refresher it comes back strong with a 2-for-1 edition that will surely cause some missed work time..

From the News Tribune….

Frank took some time to examine exactly how Shaun Alexander cracked his wrist. And he also looked at the impending free agency of cornerback and Tacoma native Marcus Trufant.

Here’s the AP story out of San Francisco for the game.

Here’s Dave’s appearance on KJR that was on Monday.

This week’s opponent — The San Francisco 49ers…

Here’s a story from the SF Chronicle on playing the Seahawks with Holmgren quotes.

Well, the Niners finally got an official answer on the controversial fumble/incomplete pass call from the loss to the Steelers. Now hopefully it’s the end of it.

Apparently, Thursday was Darrell Jackson story day. Here’s the SF Chronicle’s story with the headline “Far-out wideout grooves on SF.” Here’s the story from the Sacramento Bee with the header “Jackson brings calmness to 49ers.” How about the Santa Rosa Press Democrat… “Jackson clears the hair”.

Also Frank Gore is frustrated with his slow start (I’m sure plenty of fantasy owners are as well.)

Here’s a new story on newly acquired returner Michael Lewis.

AUDIO ALERT: Here’s the weekly podcast with the 49ers coordinators from KNBR. Also analyst Phil Simms offers his thoughts on the Niners. Matt Barrows appeared on KJR talking about the Niners.

Around the NFC West…

Not much fun in St. Louis Rams’ world. Steven Jackson won’t play on Sunday. He’s blaming the sloppy field conditions in Tampa for the injury.

Jackson isn’t the only injured Ram. QB Marc Bulger has a pair of broken ribs, but he doesn’t want your pity. But he says he’s going to play on Sunday. Columnist tells people the losing slide isn’t coach Scott Linehan’s fault.

Over in Arizona, things are only marginally better.

Head coach Ken Whisenhunt and line coach Russ Grimm would love to beat the players they used to coach. But then he told the Arizona media it was no big deal. Columnist Dan Bickley likes the spice it adds to the lineup.

The Cardinals are going to continue to use the no-huddle offense. QB Matt Leinart hasn’t lost his confidence after getting benched last week.

Good pass protection for the Cardinals? What?

The Cardinals are playing the waiting game on injuries to Anquan Boldin and Levi Brown.

Around the NFL …

Apparently the latest major drug bust could have the names of star athletes surface. Apparently steroids were being sold on

Columnist Jay Mariotti is happy, for the moment, that Brian Griese is the starter for the Bears.

The NFL player association isn’t pleased with retirees’ accounts about their post career injuries, and is setting out to dispute those accounts.

Columnist David Whitley mocks the the NFL’s decision to not allow cheerleaders to perform in front of the opposing team. Here’s a reason why for the ban….

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  1. The “hippie” link didn’t work for me. This one did:

    Nice to know the reason for his drops was his hair. Wonder what his excuse will be now that it’s cut. :P

    The “calmness” link was also bad. Try this:

    Just so we have a current reference:

    But that doesn’t mean that Jackson is void of emotion. After all, it was a perceived slight by the Seattle front office that prompted Jackson’s intra-division trade in April. Jackson said that Seattle’s former president, Bob Whitsitt, promised to redo his contract. Whitsitt, however, was fired in January 2005, and his replacement, Tim Ruskell, would not honor Whitsitt’s promise.

    Jackson skipped a few voluntary practices. The Seahawks brought in a few new receivers. Feelings were hurt.

    “It kind of came to a head, actually,” Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said during a conference call Wednesday. “By mutual agreement, he is no longer here.”

    I mentioned before…there is no onus on any FO executive to honor some nebulous “verbal contract” by the previous executive. Jackson should have stuck to his job and proved he was worth more money when the time came to do a new contract. He chose to be petulant and this is the result. Holmgren’s not in the position of having to honor said verbal contract, so saying he likes Jackson doesn’t cost him anything and shouldn’t be construed as supporting him in this incident.

    In any event, we’ll see what happens this week.

  2. Ryan – “quote” Columnist David Whitley mocks the the NFL’s decision to not allow cheerleaders to perform in front of the opposing team. Here’s a reason why for the ban…. “quote” Click the link if you dont understand.

    Thats classic. You just received the golf clap. That’s blogging at its best.

  3. ohiohawkfan says:

    “Denver’s Travis Henry has fathered nine children by nine different women. Forget cheerleaders, the NFL might want to ban all female life forms from Broncos games until Henry retires.” – Columnist David Whitley

    That has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever read.

  4. Nobody saw The Replacements? The team’s cheerleader corps is comprised of exotic dancers whose act manages to distract the opposing team’s offense ;)

  5. Henry, Ever herd of spit?

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