Perhaps a major reason we’ve been seeing quarterback Charlie Frye taking a lot of reps this week is because he may be the guy on Sunday. Matt Hasselbeck missed his second day of practice on Thursday but says he’ll be ready on Sunday.
And with backup quarterback Seneca Wallace not available this week with a calf injury, Frye would be the starter in what seems to be a must-win game for Seattle to stay in the playoff hunt.
Seahawks safety Deon Grant says players need to focus on their job and not try to do someone else’s job.
"If we are going to be a family, let us be a family," Grant said. "If a guy has the outside edge, then have the outside edge. If a guy is supposed to be blocking the A gap for the running back, then make sure you do your job. We just got beat because we were doing our own thing as individuals this last game."
Matthew Darnell from Yahoo’s NFL blog the Shutdown Corner weighs in on the Seahawks and Holmgren’s early season struggles.
Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett talks to KJR’s Dick Fein about this week’s contest against the Seahawks in this audio link.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Barnett has struggled to make the big play this season.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers works on hand offs, but doesn’t throw during practice on Thursday.
San Francisco 49ers
With five catches in five games, tight end Vernon Davis has basically become another offensive tackle, and he’s not happy about it.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News reports offensive coordinator Mike Martz still supports Davis.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat says San Francisco’s defense, ranked 21 in the league overall, has not played up to expectations this season.
Ann Killion of the San Jose Mercury News compares Mike Nolan’s defense and his read-and-react philosophy to vanilla ice cream.
Arizona defensive lineman Brian Robinson says his team has to bring it’s "big boy pads" to stop the Cowboy’s running game led by Marion Barber.
Arizona Safety Adrian Wilson reportedly was fined $25,000 by the NFL for his hit on Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards
Dallas cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who got into an altercation with his security guard in a high-end hotel Tuesday night, will play against Arizona on Sunday.
Dalla Morning News columnist Jean Jacques Taylor questions Jones’ trustworthiness.
Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley asks Cardinals fans to not let Cowboy fans take away home-field advantage by gobbling up tickets.
However, East Valley Tribune columnist Scott Bordow says Arizona fans have every right to sell their tickets.
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune writes about the Cowboys’ circus coming to town.
St. Louis Rams
Jim Haslett is grateful for another opportunity to work as a head coach and expects to be better the second time around.
Although he’s playing pretty well, Rams running back Stephen Jackson believes he can play better.
Defensive lineman Adam Carriker adjusts to a new position, and still no results on wide receiver Dan Looker’s CAT scan.
Haslett was 0-1 against Washington head coach JIm Zorn as a player when Zorn played for Seattle and Haslett as a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.