Some links to check out. I’ll also post the full transcript from Seattle coach Mike Holmgren’s press conference from Monday this afternoon.
Coach Mike Holmgren says offensively the team will try and rely on it’s running game mores and play more of a ball-controlled offense. But in order for the team to do that the defense has to play much better. Ranked 26th overall, Seattle’s defense has given up 24 plays of 20 or more yards so far this season.
Gregg Bell of the Associated Press chronicles Seattle’s defensive woes.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald talks about Seattle’s defensive team leaders Lofa Tatatupu, Deon Grant and Brian Russell getting together for an impromptu meeting to sort things out for next week’s game against the Packers.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to play against Seattle this week.
Former Seattle offensive lineman Rob Tobeck talks to KJR’s Mitch Levy’s about the Hawks’ abysmal performance against the Giants.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Crumpacker says Gore showed his versatility against the Patriots by splitting out wide and catching a touchdown pass against New England safety Rodney Harrison. Expect to see Gore used more in San Francisco’s passing game.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat details the 49ers’ first and second-round draft choices during head coach Mike Nolan’s tenure, and the results aren’t pretty.
Nolan defends tight end Vernon Davis, who has only one catch in the last two games, in this blog post from Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee. At least Davis can block.
San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy says the heat is on Nolan after a 2-3 start.
Dan Brown of the Mercury News provides the full transcript of the Nolan Monday press conference.
Here’s the Associated Press report on the Warner story.
The NFL will review defensive back Adrian Wilson’s hit on Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards that knocked him out of the game.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic breaks down Arizona’s choice to defer and receive the ball in the second half if they win the coin toss. So far it’s worked out for the Cardinals.
St. Louis Rams
Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says head coach Jim Haslett was pleased with the practice intensity of his team on Monday after taking four days off during the bye week.
Former Rams Isaac Bruce and Kurt Warner are playing well for other teams. St. Louis could use them.