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Morning links: Goodbye Holmgren, hello Mora

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 30, 2008 at 9:58 am with No Comments »
December 30, 2008 9:58 am

Mike Holmgren will have his final press conference as Seattle’s head coach this afternoon, and I’ll have a report after he talks. Here’s a few links to check out in the meantime.

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Players clean out their lockers, and free agents like Leroy Hill discuss their future with changes looming.

Patrick Kerney and Julian Peterson discuss the differences between Jim Mora and Holmgren’s coaching styles.

John McGrath of the TNT says it’s time to wave goodbye to Holmgren and give Mora some slack in his new role as head coach.

Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald writes that the transition between Holmgren and Mora is complete.

Gregg Bell of the Associated Press reports on the many changes expected to come during the offseason.

Seattle tight end John Carlson joins KJR’s Dave "Softy" Mahler and talks about his offseason plans in this audio link.

Ten reasons why the Seahawks lost 12 games this year.

Rob Staton has a draft blog devoted to the Seahawks that’s worth checking out.

San Francisco 49ers

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle reports no decision has been made on Mike Martz’s future with the franchise.

More Crumpacker: Linebacker Takeo Spikes and receiver Bryant Johnson are among a list of 49ers free agents.

Gwen Knapp of the Chronicle says quarterback Shaun Hill has earned the job for next season.

The Niners have the No. 10 pick in the draft. Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat takes a look at what players other teams have selected with the No. 10 pick over the years.

Arizona Cardinals

Steve Wyche of breaks down the upcoming wildcard matchups, including an unlikely meeting between Arizona and Atlanta in the NFC.

Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic says head coach Ken Whisenhunt is familiar with the Falcons.

Arizona Republic columnist Paola Boivin says the Cardinals and the Edge now need each other.

Kent Somers of the Republic says Anquan Boldin will play this week.

St. Louis Rams

The Rams coaching search begins with Winston Moss, and assistant linebackers coach with Green Bay, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Bernie Miklasz, also a columnist for the Post-Dispatch, asks if fans will buy Jim Haslett as the head coach of the rams.

Rams players pack up their stuff, some for the last time, Bill Coats of the Post-Dispatch reports.

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