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Archives: Oct. 2008

Oct.
29th

Lawrence Jackson sensitive about his “benching”

I spoke with Lawrence Jackson for a few minutes this afternoon, and the thing that stuck out the most about the interview was that he does not seem to think he was benched. When I asked him about it, he said it was not as bad as it was made out to be, that the coaches told him he needs to work on some small things. (I didn’t really ever think anybody ever gave it extensive coverage where Jackson got a bunch of criticism. I thought it was more that a rookie was learning the NFL, being unproductive and lost

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Oct.
29th

Wednesday practice: Tapp works at left end

The Seattle Seahawks practiced for about 90 minutes this afternoon.

Defensively, as Holmgren stated during today’s press conference, Lofa Tatupu did not practice today, but watched from the sidelines.

Darryl Tapp worked at left defensive end with Patrick Kerney out with a shoulder injury, while Lawrence Jackson worked at right end with the first unit.

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Oct.
29th

Brian Russell on Vernon Davis

There was an awfully big hubbub in San Francisco about tight end Vernon Davis, who was kicked out of the game by Mike Singletary for his attitude during Sunday’s game.


Well, the play that preceded Davis being booted from the sidelines was when he was tackled by Brian Russell, after which Davis hit Russell in the facemask, for which he was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.


Davis said Russell told him to try harder, which I asked Russell about. He just smiled with a Cheshire grin; he clearly said a little more than that.


Regarding the

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Oct.
29th

Patrick Kerney unlikely to play against Eagles

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren just had his weekly news conference, during which he said Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney, who injured his shoulder against San Francisco on Sunday, is unlikely to play against Philly this weekend. Holmgren said the shoulder, which was surgically repaired in the offseason, was more sore today than it was on Monday. Holmgren said the real concern is that Kerney is concerned. Usually, Holmgren said, the player says they will be fine. But Kerney said he not sure what to expect, the cause for some consternation. Baraka Atkins will move into the defensive end rotation, though it sounds like Darryl Tapp and Lawrence Jackson will start.

Holmgren said Lofa Tatupu is likely to play, though his practice time will be limited this week. Matt Hasselbeck, Will Heller and Deion Branch are out. Of Branch, Holmgren said that they are just going to shut him down. He said Branch had been rehabbing and then when they tested his heel it flared up again. So they are not going to have him do anything with the hope that the heel heals. Holmgren said it was the heel and not something else.

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Oct.
29th

Reid on Holmgren: ‘I hate seeing him go’

We had a chance to talk to Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid, and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb this morning. Here’s some outtakes from both interviews.

Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid

On Mike Holmgren’s retirement at the end of the season:
"He’s so good for the league. I hate seeing him go. I hope that somebody can talk him into coming back, whether it’s coaching or being a president or whatever it is, just coming back and being a part of the league. I know he loves to ride that Harley, though. But somebody’s got to talk him into doing both."

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Oct.
28th

Hasselbeck likely out vs. Philly

Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returned from his appointment in California with back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins on Tuesday.

Hasselbeck said during his weekly interview on KIRO-AM radio that he did not pass a strength test given to him and will not be cleared to play this week.

This means Seneca Wallace will likely get the start at quarterback against Philadelphia.

“I thought they would clear me,” Hasselbeck told KIRO. “He did not. And so I need to see him again real soon. I basically can’t get cleared until I pass his test. And that’s what I’m working towards.”

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Oct.
28th

Seahawks-Eagles stats











2008 Stats Seahawks Eagles
Record 2-5 4-3
Total Yards Gained 1,811 2,528
Total Offense (NFLRank) 258.7 (31) 361.1 (8)
Rush Offense 118.3 (t12) 101 (t23)
Pass Offense 140.4 (32) 260.1 (4)
Points Per Game 20.6 (24) 27.7 (t4)
Total Yards Allowed 2,569 2,011
Total Defense 367 (27) 287.3 (7)

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