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Archives: May 2009

May
18th

Morning links: Hawks headed for .500 record?

Gary Mihoces of USA Today pens an early season preview of the Seattle Seahawks.

Mihoces predicts that linebacker Aaron Curry will be a big boost for the Seahawks defensively.

Mihoces also breaks down each position for the Seahawks and has this to say in a capsule overview of Seattle’s 2009 season.

No team was hit harder by injuries last season. After winning the NFC West title for four consecutive years, the Seahawks went 4-12 during Holmgren’s final season. If Hasselbeck can stay healthy, that will be a start. But there are many lingering injury question marks. An 8-8 finish would be a return to respectability for a team in transition.

Pat Kirwan of NFL.com ranks the Seahawks 15th overall in his league power rankings, which I think is about right.

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May
16th

Trufant returns to old stomping grounds

Not much has changed to the field where Marcus Trufant first learned how to carry a football.

On Saturday Trufant returned to the place where he began to develop his skills as a football player, the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma.

The starting cornerback for Seattle hosted his annual Trufant Family Foundation celebration at the local community center on Hilltop. Along with his family, Trufant was joined by fellow Seahawks Deion Branch, Seneca Wallace, Courtney Taylor and Jordan Babineaux.

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May
15th

Trading WR Branch for RB Thomas Jones? Probably not

Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post suggests that if he were the Seattle Seahawks general manager he would look to bolster the team’s running back situation by reuniting Thomas Jones with younger brother Julius Jones in Seattle.

It’s been well-documented that Thomas Jones is unhappy with his contract situation in New York.

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May
15th

Morning links: Salary cap will jump nearly $1 million

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports is reporting the 2009 salary cap is increasing by nearly $1 million to $128 million.

This should help Seattle, who is likely pushing close to that barrier after signing Leroy Hill to his six-year, $36 million deal, and could used some room in case they have to bring in players during the season to replenish injured players as they had to do last year.

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May
13th

Hawks to bring in rookie free agent C Washington

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to signed Oklahoma State product center David Washington, a rookie free agent who participated in the team’s post-draft, minicamp in May.

According to GuthrieSportsPage.com, Washington said he will travel to Seattle and sign with the team this weekend. Listen to a conversation with Washington in this audio link.

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May
13th

Column on Holmgren’s comments

Here’s a copy of the column running in the Thursday TNT regarding Mike Holmgren’s KJR radio interview — Dave Boling

After the emotional good-byes and the recap of 10 years of joys and disappointments, Mike Holmgren seemed ready to hang out the "Do Not Disturb" sign. Or maybe it was "Gone Fishin’."
The Seattle Seahawks coach had promised his wife that he would take a year away from football.
He said he would evaluate his options after that, and be open to just about anything.
Sure, he had an itch to get back into the front-office side of things. He still felt the sting of having that taken away from him with the Seahawks, and he was certain he had learned from the experience and would be better the next time.

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May
12th

Holmgren on KJR: I plan to go back to work

Former Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren joined KJR’s Dave "Softy" Mahler this morning to talk about his renewed interest in returning to the NFL next year in 2010.

Holmgren said he’s in Salt Lake City babysitting his granddaughter Emma. Holmgren’s daughter Calla, a doctor who lives in Utah, joined his wife Kathy on a relief effort to work in refugee camps in Uganda.

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