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Morning links: Hasselbeck celebrates 33rd b-day

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 25, 2008 at 12:11 pm with 19 Comments »
September 25, 2008 12:11 pm

That’s right. Seattle Seahawks’ QB Matt Hasselbeck turns 33 today. The Seattle quarterback talked about his informal workouts with returning receivers Bobby Engram and Deion Branch during his Thursday radio show on KIRO 710 AM, which you can listen to here in this audio link.

The players-only workouts are not open to the media this week.

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Former Seahawks linebacker and special teams’ player Isaiah Kacyvenski is retiring from the NFL.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald writes about the ascension of Michael Bumpus from practice squad player to contributor on Sundays.

Listen to the Seahawks roundtable with KJR’s Mitch Levy, ex-NFL player Hugh Millen and Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle P-I in this audio link.

Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian comments on the Seahawks prospects of getting healthy for the first time this season.

San Francisco 49ers

Gwen Knapp of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers are exuding confidence and believe in themselves after the team’s 2-1 start.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports on wide receiver Josh Morgan’s infection which caused him to lose 15 pounds. He also talks to tight end Vernon Davis about his struggles.Davis predicted big numbers this season, but so far only has four catches on the year. Davis was booed by 49er fans last week for not reeling in a deep ball.

Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee writes about the 49ers depth issues at receiver and in the secondary.

Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says that San Francisco will keep an eye out for New Orleans’ Reggie Bush.

Arizona Cardinals

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals have suffered a setback, with news that defensive end Bertrand Berry is out indefinitely with a torn left groin.

Dan Bickley, a columnist for the Arizona Republic, talks to quarterback Kurt Warner about his first training camp with the Green Bay Packers. Warner and Arizona face former Packer Bret Favre and the New York jets this week.

East Valley Tribune columnist Scott Bordow says Edgerrin James has become an afterthought in the dessert.

Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports that former Cardinal and current Jets’ defensive end Calvin Pace blames the Dennis Green regime for his career setbacks while in Arizona.

St. Louis Rams

How much worse can it get in St. Louis. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz says coach Scott Linehan is acting like a tough guy with all of the line-up changes this week.

One of Linehan’s curious decisions was the release of No. 1 cornerback Fakhir Brown.

New starting quarterback Trent Green said he’s ready for the challenge this week.

But Matthew Darnell of says don’t count on Trent Green surviving his first start of the season this week.

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  1. firejimmoradotcom says:

    The real news on Kacyvenski is that he donated his brain to science.

  2. hawk9680 says:

    Missing the L in Hasselbeck.

  3. Hope that’s a young 33. Would love to see him play another 7 years.

  4. seaturkeys says:

    Oh no! He’s as old as I am. I hurt myself throwing fritos at the image of Josh Brown on my tv.

  5. Sucks to hear that Kaz’s career is over at 31….and due to an injury. Always sucks when an injury shortens a player’s career…

    GL to him with his future endeavours at Harvard business school…

  6. I’m glad that Kaz had the good sense to call it quits rather than risk needing knee replacement at 35. He always played like a madman and we should remember him as one of the good guys.

    Best of luck in the next phase of his life. Enjoy the family time and maybe he’ll make it back to the NFL as part of the Front Office some day.

  7. I lost respect for “Kaz” after he signed with the Rams supposedly because he had an opportunity to start. We see how that worked out. Then he told them all our secrets, only to see us beat the Rams again. He sucked when he played MLB for us and should have never been a starter. One of Holmgren’s biggest mistakes.

  8. Can’t fault Kaz. He wasn’t making squat here as an NFL player. He played his heart out for us. Good luck Kaz.

  9. I’m not sure how one can’t respect a guy like Kaz. He didn’t want to be cut by the ‘Hawks.

  10. JoeHawk51 says:

    WR Roy williams is being shoped by the Lions. 7th overall pick in 2004. It is wierd a week ago I would be screeming to trade for him but now? Someone help me out here with this please. Would it be of value to go after R Williams, or are we now set at WR?

  11. madpunter88 says:

    It is terrible to criticize Kaz for going to the Rams when he was CUT by the Seahawks and they offered him the opportunity to “start.” Whatever agreement he had with the team to be cut then resign (which is alleged to have happened), he was still the 53rd man. The Rams supposedly gave him the opportunity to join them and actually play LB instead of special teams. You take that opportunity when it is presented.

  12. chuck_easton says:


    A week ago you’d have plenty of people screaming right along with you.

    Now there are several issues that would have to be considered:

    1) what are they asking for?
    2) what will it cost contract wise?
    3) can he be fit under the cap?
    4) who does he replace and are the Seahawks better off with the status quo?

    I’m sure the team is doing their due diligence on this one.

  13. I’d definitely look to grab Williams — but chuck_easton is right, it’s all about what they’re asking for him. Still, a receiver with that kind of size and playmaking skills would be a huge get for our team.

    BTW, have you seen the Calvin Johnson highlights from the Detroit games? The guy just looks different than any receiver I’ve seen, never seen that kind of size/speed combination on a WR.

  14. JoeHawk51 says:

    Thanks for the feedback! I agree that Calvin Johnson is unique and gifted. If he can stay healthy he is a weapon.

  15. SharkHawk says:

    Roy has supposedly been on the block since about the day the season ended last year. I’m surprised he hasn’t already been traded.

    I think he’d be an incredible pickup for the Hawks. He has size, speed, and is a real playmaker. He is a totally different receiver than Branch or Engram. Who knows if Branch, Engram, or Burleson ever fully recover….. Engram is older, and ACL tears have ruined more than a few careers.

    I think you go get him NOW if you have the ability to do so. The window is closing.

  16. The trade deadline is Oct 14. If Seattle got him now he could be familiar enough with the system to contribute big by the playoffs.

    I don’t know what Detroit would have to get for him but now that they have fired Millen and are 0-3 they might admit to being in a rebuilding mode.

    Tough call either way.

  17. Roy Williams would like to go home to Texas, so the Cowboys would have a big edge in any type of trade scenario.

  18. if he’s so good, why’s he on the block. he’s never backed up his hype…

  19. ElPerroGrandeIII says:

    I see this piece of crap website has been shutdown, thank God!

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