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Morning links: More love for Leon

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 18, 2010 at 6:16 am with 15 Comments »
December 18, 2010 6:18 am
Seattle Seahawks Leon Washington (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson).

Albert Breer of the NFL Network talks to Seattle Seahawks return man Leon Washington about his first season in Seattle. Washington says even though he has not played a significant role offensively for the Seahawks, he likes playing for Carroll, has grown to love the city and would like to return next season.

Washington is one of 30 players for Seattle whose contract is up at the end of this season. Washington is making $1.759 million.

“Honestly, I think I’m a better player now,” Washington said. “When I sit back and evaluate myself as a complete player, I’m smarter on the field. I can diagnose the things we’re doing on a kickoff return and, almost like a coach, pass them on to the other players on the field. I think (the time off) has actually made me better.”

Receiver Mike Williams is hoping the offense will be introduced on Sunday.

Doug Farrar of takes a look at Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez and how the Falcons will used the veteran tight end against the Seahawks.

The NFL Network breaks down the Seahawks-Falcons matchup in NFL playbook in this video link.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution offers three things to watch for Sunday’s game.

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Mike Salk and Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times debate the meaning behind Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates’ comments about his fourth down calls in this audio link. It’s pretty entertaining.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that close games have been a rare occurrence for the Seahawks this season.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that two Boston College quarterbacks will square off on Sunday in Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan.

Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats gives Seattle a 46 percent win probability on Sunday.

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  1. Hmm, 46 percent…”So you’re sayin there’s a chance”.

  2. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Leon Washington is one of the guys I’d like to see return next season. He is the type of player that makes everyone play better just by being on the team. He definitely provides a spark on special teams, and deserves more touches on offense.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Regarding the Salk and O’Neil debate; why is it so difficult for people that are going to debate the 4th down plays (and Bates’ playcalling in general) to get the distance right? The play to Martin was 4th and 4. Not 1 like these two and Huard before him, keep saying. And now, according to O’Neil, Martin was the third read behind Carlson then Stokley. He stated that Carroll said Carlson was the primary, earlier in the week. And having watched that play a dozen times or so, that actually makes more sense than Stokley, considering the route BS ran. (And to the issue of presnap reads, considering that Bates is looking for one-on-one matchups and that’s just what they got with Martin, I’m doubtful he was the 3rd option on that play.)

    Of course Matt never looked JC’s way but to their larger point, there does seem to be a disconnect between Bates and Hass. I thought Bates’ comments were very odd as well, about the difficulty of stringing 15 play drives together. It almost seems like a bit of a cop-out to me. Of course it’s difficult, but controlling the ball and TOP is how good teams win (generally), not being careless with their possessions. And he seems a bit careless at times, to me. I do acknowledge that not being able to run it hamstrings their ability to control the clock, but teams like the Pats and their multiple 2 TE sets, are able to keep the chains moving with a so called dink and dunk style (relative talent not withstanding).

  4. Leon is really a great player, glad we got him in that trade on draft day great move, and although I think he should have a bigger role in this offense, screen plays to the running backs, Forsett and Leon mostly of course, is something I would like to see more of. Also, Leon should go to the pro bowl or be comeback player of the year or something, he deserves the praise for what he have done.

  5. So Burke believes that Seattle has a better chance of upsetting Atlanta than the Rams do of beating the Chiefs or the Bears do of beating the quarterback-less Vikings? That’s pretty good.

  6. Haha.. Oh Danny…

    “Don’t interrupt me!”

    Why was he getting so upset? Jeez.

  7. GriffinNW says:

    That is great to read the city has grown on LW and he’d like to play here next year. I don’t see why he won’t be here then. Special Teams alone he has been worth it. It seems the past what, 2 weeks? That he has seen a few snaps in at running back. I would like to see more of that moving forward in this season- get touches for all 3 guys. All of them have their own strengths so let’s use them all.
    CPOTY for sure, I don’t see how he doesn’t get Special Teams probowl too.


  8. I might argue BMW for CPOTY as well.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Hawks are due for a good game!

  10. Mike Williams tweeted this week that he thought Leon deserved ‘comeback player of the year’, more than he deserved it himself. That’s a big man who says that about his team mate.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Did everybody know that 12/19/ is now the official anything can happen day!

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I know how the Seahawks can win! Just play alot of Jim Mora on the big screen during the game! Atlanta player’s will have flashback’s that will disrupt there play!
    Oh wait! The seahawk player’s will also have flashback’s!!!! Never mind!

  13. GriffinNW says:

    Stevos- BMW also said something about how he was just lazy I believe haha. Either way, really cool of Mike to give props where props are due.

  14. rramstad says:

    Right. Here’s the quote:

    Leon Washington deserves to be pushed for CPOY.. He’s balling off a broken leg.. I came back from being lazy.. And he has more TDS than me!

    Great stuff. BMW is the man.

  15. Yeah, that’s why I didn’t put up Big Mike even though he would be a good candidate for it, but Leon deserves it just as much, if not more. BMW is hilarious to follow by the way.

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