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Morning links: Will QB Frye start against Packers?

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 10, 2008 at 11:01 am with 17 Comments »
October 10, 2008 11:01 am

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.

However, ESPN’s John Clayton says he wouldn’t be surprised if Hasselbeck, who suffered a knee injury against the Giants, is not ready to go 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.

Seattle Seahawks

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 Cardinals

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.

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  1. freehawk says:

    Are you kidding me!?!?? Is this April 1st?

  2. nighthawk2 says:

    The 3rd string quarterback and new/rookie receivers like Colbert and Bumpus and possibly Kent don’t bode well me thinkst. Thank god they have the 27th ranked run defense. If they put 8 in the box, there’s always Carlson, if Holmgren doesn’t “schematically” leave him out again.

  3. CeaYoung says:

    In other news…

    The sky has fallen. It’s a fact.

    Here’s to all of you that sincerely thought Logan Payne, Courtney Taylor, and Jordan Kent would get the job done!

    Here’s to our high draft pick in 09!

    Here’s to getting a dominant DT with some heart and a mean streak!

    Albert Haynesworth is a free agent after this season. Oh wait… Timmay! wouldn’t want anything to do with the most dominant DT in football though. His character may not be up to Timmays! standards…

    Here’s to not being embarrassed on Sunday again!

    With all these toasts I’ll be drunk way before gametime. That way the pain and anguish won’t be as bad…

    Here’s to Charlie Frye!

  4. BORNHAWK says:

    Everybody settle down, theirs always next year

  5. ElPerroGrandeIII says:

    Hass is the LOWEST RATED PASSER IN THE NFC currently (but does rank above Derek Anderson and Tyler Thigpen in the AFC … WOW). In other words, it is completely clear that it DOES NOT matter if Hass plays.

  6. Anniee882000 says:

    Yes, cause clearly the receivers have dropped absolutely no passes.

    But wow. I sure hope hass can go, but even if he does, he hasn’t practiced all week so how up to speed will he be?

  7. roddychops says:

    way to go with the inflammatory headline. hass will play.

    and does it not occur to you that hass has a low rating due to dealing with inconsistent and lower-quality personnel? don’t you think a worse QB than hass would have an EVEN LOWER rating given the same tools to work with?

    it DOES MATTER if hass plays. and he will.

  8. Fredline says:

    Madden’s latest take on our team:
    “Seattle just seems to be snake bit this year. They can’t seem to get all their receivers on the field, their quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has injuries and I have never really been sold on their defense. I think it is one of those defenses that if things are going well for them, their offense is going well and they get ahead they can play okay defense but sometimes you get fooled by that and think their defense is good. No their defense is playing okay but they are not good then when they have to fight and they get in a game or have to win a game for you it’s not a solid, top NFL defense.”

  9. nighthawk2 says:

    Haynesworth is the guy who stomped on Andre Gurode’s face after a play was over two years ago. I’m against the 100% choir boy mentality Ruskell has in player acquistition but even I don’t want a guy like that on this team. Here’s an ESPN story on it. Ironically this happened after a 5 yard Julius Jones run.

    And here’s video of it.

  10. ElPerroGrandeIII says:

    Madden is so correct: Hawk’s defense massively OVER-RATED. And, no, it does NOT matter if Hass plays, he is a bust.

  11. freedom_X says:

    Well, if Hasselbeck can’t practice, and Wallace is out, who else is going to take the snaps at QB? Brian Russell? They can’t even throw Jim Zorn in there anymore. The headline is rather silly in that way.

    I also agree with the Madden assessment of the defense.

  12. freedom_X says:

    Interestingly, we may be seeing why Holmgren was so adamant about protecting Seneca Wallace and only using him as a backup QB. At least Frye has shown some promise – far better chances with him than what they had at 3rd string QB 2 years ago.

  13. nighthawk2 says:

    “Interestingly, we may be seeing why Holmgren was so adamant about protecting Seneca Wallace and only using him as a backup QB. At least Frye has shown some promise – far better chances with him than what they had at 3rd string QB 2 years ago.”

    You mean Ruskell’s 3rd round draft pick David Greene? Who’s had this illustrious career (from Colts website)


    Signed to practice squad by Colts on September 25, 2008…originally was D3-05 choice of Seattle, the 85th overall selection…was waived on September 2, 2007…signed to practice squad by New England on September 19, 2007…was waived on November 20, 2007…signed to practice squad by Kansas City on December 2, 2007…signed by Kansas City on December 29, 2007…was waived on July 18, 2008.


    2007: Spent time on practice squad with New England and Kansas City…signed to Kansas City active roster on 12/29, and was listed as third QB at NY Jets 12/30.

    2006: Served as backup QB at Kansas City 10/29, vs. Oakland 11/6, vs. St. Louis 11/12 and at San Francisco 11/19…was listed as third QB in other 12 games.

    2005: Was listed as third QB in all 16 games.

  14. CeaYoung says:

    Name one other occasion that involves Haynesworth acting up…

    Im waiting…

    Oh none huh?

    The guy messed up once and has been the best DT in football since. I’m sure we can forgive a guy for messing up once right… Tatupu.

    At least then we wouldn’t let a guy run all over us for almost 10 yards a carry and get blown out by almost 40 points.

  15. Dukeshire says:

    “And, no, it does NOT matter if Hass plays, he is a bust.”

    ElPerroGrandeIII, That is, without question, the most idiotic statement ever posted here. You should be proud, it take real work to be that stupid.

  16. yankinta says:

    Very cool. Here we come 2 – 14.

    This is what I wanted. We need high picks in the draft next year to be a contender.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    Let’s see; 6th round draft pick (Seattle gave up a 1st and 3rd for him), 3 pro bowls, and led team to 4 consecutive division titles. Can you imagine how productive Colbert, McMillen and Taylor would be if only they had a someone capable throwing to them?

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