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Archives: Oct. 2007

Oct.
31st

Why reporters love Hasselbeck

OK, maybe “love” is a bit too strong but us guys and gals in the press appreciate an athlete like Matt Hasselbeck because he is so at ease with the press. Take this exchange from Wednesday:


Are you taking your kids trick-or-treating?

“I am. We’ve got a mermaid, my one daughter is a mermaid, my other daughter is a football player, and my 2-year-old son, Henry, is Captain Hook.”


Which player is your daughter going as?

“I think she’s wearing No. 8 if she wants any candy.”


What are you going to be for Halloween?

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Oct.
31st

Official injury report

SEAHAWKS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

WR Deion Branch (foot)

TE Marcus Pollard (knee)

OT Ray Willis (knee)


LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DT Rocky Bernard (groin)

OT Walter Jones (shoulder)

OT Sean Locklear (ankle)


FULL PARTICIPATION

RB Shaun Alexander (wrist)

QB Matt Hasselbeck (oblique)

DE Darryl Tapp (hand)


BROWNS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

LB Kris Griffin (Achilles)

LB D’Qwell Jackson (ankle)

FB Lawrence Vickers (concussion)


LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DL Ted Washington (knee)


FULL PARTICIPATION

TE Darnell Dinkins (hand)

RB Jamal Lewis (foot)

Oct.
31st

Wednesday’s practice

Quick notes and observations from Wednesday’s Seahawks practice:


* WR D.J. Hackett (ankle) looked good, making several impressive catches. One was a long pass from Hasselbeck down the sideline that drew some oohs and ahhs from the players.


* QB Matt Hasselbeck (oblique) participated in almost all of the offensive plays and threw the ball with zip although he did roll his shoulder a few times. He said the injury was painful last week and is something he’s going to have to deal with.


* DE Darryl Tapp (hand) practiced with a big, black cast on

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Oct.
31st

Holmgren on the running game

Mike Holmgren was asked about the running game, and he was careful to say that there is not one person or thing to blame.


“I would like to caution everybody. When it is not working, there are lightning rods and people you want to identify as the problem, whether it is the coach, whoever. This is not that clear-cut. We have high expectations, and that is where it starts. If you don’t meet those expectations, then fans are disappointed, I am disappointed, everyone is disappointed. So then you try to study and figure out what the problem is.

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Oct.
31st

Romeo Crennel on Charlie Frye

Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel had a conference call with Seattle reporters this morning, during which he was asked about Charlie Frye:


“I didn’t decide he wasn’t right for the team. I decided in those 20 minutes that we weren’t playing well enough and I felt like the team needed a change so I changed quarterbacks and went to (Derek) Anderson. Then after that some trade possibilities arrives and came up and we decided to make the trade so we did and then we’ve moved on.


“Charlie is a great competitor. Charlie wants to win. He works very hard

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Oct.
31st

Big Wednesday

Happy Halloween folks. The Seahawks get back to work this afternoon, after Mike Holmgren has his noon press conference. Who practices and who does not will be a big thing to watch because on Monday Holmgren said that he expects everybody who sat out on Monday to practice, at least the ones without serious injuries. That includes Deion Branch, who has been out since the first half of the Pittsburgh game. DJ Hackett I thought was moving pretty well on Monday, so I don’t really think his return is an issue. But I am interested to see how the timing

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