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Morning links: WR Kent gets another chance to shine

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 9, 2008 at 5:59 am with 4 Comments »
October 9, 2008 5:59 am

Some links to start your morning.

Seattle Seahawks

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.

Arizona Cardinals

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.

UW product, Rams receiver Dan Looker is having tests on his brain and will not play against Washington this week.

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  1. While Zorn was a good coach for Matt and he’s having early success in Washington…

    The WR position has almost everything to do with Matt’s “struggles” this season. When your receivers truly suck (mainly due to injury), that really doesn’t give you much of a chance to shine.

  2. I’d like to know the number of drops the Hawks WRs have so far. Also, I know one of Matts ints hit McMullen right in his hands and bounced off. Can’t remember about the others.

  3. nighthawk2 says:

    When you’re mired at 1-3 and you’ve taken two drubbings like the Seahawks have, how does a coach talk about “having fun”? And why didn’t Holmgren lay into the defense like that? Yeah, not converting 3rd downs put the D in a tough spot and on the field a lot, but the flip sided of that coin is the defense letting the other team go up and down the field and score on 6 straight possessions puts the offense in a bad spot too. He’s letting the D and John Marshall off the hook with this.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    He’s not letting anyone off the hook. Simply because we have only some idea of what may have been said to the offense, doesn’t mean that a similar discussion wasn’t given to the D. As far as having fun; I have no idea how anyone found the balls to say that outloud. Appalling.

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