Some links to start your morning.
Koren Robinson’s first playing time since his return to Seattle looms, and Josh Wilson appears to be the guy at right cornerback. Those appear to be the two main changes Seattle coach Mike Holmgren made this week.
Matt Hasselbeck has struggled this season with inexperience at receiver. But he also has had to deal with the absence of his quarterback coach Jim Zorn, who is having success as the head coach at Washington.
Holmgren talks about the late hit on Hasselbeck and playing Green Bay for perhaps the final time in his coaching career.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald discusses Seattle’s issues stopping the run. The Seahawks had trouble stopping Green Bay running back Ryan Grant in the snow nine months ago in Green Bay.
Gregg Bell of the Associated Press reports that Mike Holmgren put the team on notice – play better or else.
Jordan Kent gets another chance to shine, Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian reports.
Nate Burleson talks about his rehab and Seattles’ struggles on the road with KJR’s Dave Mahler in this audio link.
Holmgren says it will be weird facing the Packers without Brett Favre.
He also says the fire still burns for him to coach.
Seattle punter John Ryan talks about the reasons he no longer is in Green Bay.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who still has pain in his right, throwing shoulder, will play again this week.
Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the Packers’ success in 2007 has not carried over to this year.
San Francisco 49ers
As they did in the draft three years earlier with Aaron Rodgers, San Francisco passed over another popular local product in Cal wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat talks about Jackson’s drop in the draft with the 49ers facing Philadelphia this week.
More Maiocco: Some highlights from Nolan’s press conference.
Former Eagles strong safety Michael Lewis and linebacker Takeo Spikes talk about facing their former team in this report from the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Crumpacker.
Even with broken ribs, Eagles running back Brian Westbrook plans to play, Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb vows to play better this week, which is not a good thing for San Francisco.
Young Arizona cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is finding out it takes more than speed to play corner, according to this report by the Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers.
Some news and notes from Cardinals’ camp. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin will attend practices this week, but probably will not play on Sunday.
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports that Arizona has had success moving the ball by relying on the short passing game.
St. Louis Rams
Veteran cornerbacks Ricky Manning, Jr. and Jason Craft have found new life in St. Louis, according to this report by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jim Thomas.
Jeff Gordon of the Post-Dispatch says head coach Jim Haslett has gotten tough on the players without going overboard.