Veteran pass-rush specialist Raheem Brock has given the Seahawks a consistent pressure person off the edge opposite Chris Clemons in pass rushing situations.
The former Indianapolis Colt was looking for more of an opportunity to rush the passer after playing behind Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney for several seasons, and asked for his release in March, only to wind up in Tennessee deep on the depth chart after the Titans drafted Derrick Morgan in the first round.
Brock was released during final roster cuts and wound up in Seattle, where he has three sacks and seven quarterback hurries in six games.
“They’ve been coming up with great game plans throughout the week and calling good plays during the game,” Brock said. “And we’re just going out and executing like we’re supposed to. So everybody’s on the same page, and we’re just out there having fun.”
John McGrath of The News Tribune takes a trip down memory lane and the Raiders glory years during the 1970s.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com writes that players expect a “festive” environment at Oakland Coliseum on Halloween.
Vic Carucci of the NFL Network says that head coach Pete Carroll’s unconventional, rah-rah style is working so far in Seattle.
Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network writes that Carroll should be in the conversation for coach of the year.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has not thrown an interception in his last 98 throws, as he appears to have taken heed to head coach Pete Carroll’s philosophy of taking care of the ball.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports focuses on the continuation that Mike Williams’ comeback continues.
ESPN 710 Seattle’s Dave Grosby breaks down this week’s game at Oakland with former Hawks Ray Roberts and Dave Wyman in this audio link.
KJR’s Mitch Levy talks Hawks with Hugh Millen, Dave Boling and Danny O’Neil in this week’s Seahawks Roundtable in this audio link.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that Snohomish native Tom Cable has his dream job as the coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Here’s a pretty good run down of notes from the Oakland Tribune. Former Seahawks defensive coordinator John Marshall says he doesn’t have much to cull from his time with Seattle because the offense and most of the personnel are totally different. It also looks like Jacoby Ford will get the start opposite Darrius Heyward-Bey.
The Seahawks-Raiders game is blacked out, the 11th consecutive time that has happened, so folks in the Bay Area might want to find a local haunt to watch the game.
Steve Corkran of The Oakland Tribune writes that Darren McFadden is finally busting out in his third season with the Raiders.
More Farrar: In his Smarter Stats piece for the Washington Post writes that if Jason Campbell gets the start at quarterback for the Raiders, watch for a lot of dump downs to tight end Zach Miller.
Stories like this one by Jack Bechta of the National Football Post always interest me. He writes that several NFL players may have been bilked out of millions of dollars by a reckless financial adviser.