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Morning links: A big day for Mike Williams?

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 17, 2011 at 7:03 am with 9 Comments »
September 17, 2011 7:04 am
Seattle Seahawks receiver Mike Williams (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson).

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. provides a scouting report and 10 things to look for in Seattle’s game at Pittsburgh on Sunday. You have to be an ESPN Insider to view this. Williamson notes that the Steelers play a lot of off coverage, so we could see Mike Williams get a lot touches on Sunday.


“Pittsburgh tends to play a lot of off coverage. The Steelers rarely give up big plays and are an excellent tackling defense. And, of course, running against them is a very difficult chore. So Seattle will need to be patient with a short, precise passing game. A good way to attack the Steelers in this regard is by spreading them out, which also makes their blitzes more recognizable. Getting the ball out quickly is key. It has to be noted that Seattle was without Sidney Rice last week.”

Clare Farnsworth of compares safeties Earl Thomas of Seattle and Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu.

You can check out Pete Carroll full press conference video from Friday right here.

Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle says don’t blame traveling to the East coast if the Seahawks lose to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Wyman explains the traveling process for the team when they head out on the road.

The Steelers are looking to exploit Seattle’s special teams after watching Ted Ginn Jr. run all over them last week.

Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden is questionable heading into Sunday’s game because of a hamstring injury. If McFadeen can’t go, Keenan Lewis will get the start at cornerback for Seattle.

Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange examines the reason why offensive lines are struggling to protect the quarterback so far this season – think short offseason youth and position changes.

Just like everyone else, Clark Judge of CBS Sports likes the Steelers big on Sunday.

Jon Saraceno of USA Today picks the Steelers 35-3.

And Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders likes the Steelers as well.

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  1. Why must it be noted Seattle was without Rice last week? His history as a Seahawk ( pre season only) is like a blink and you’ve missed it.

    Last time we played the Steelers they shut us out 21- zipp. Is there a way to go negative? Couple safeties maybe. Curry pulling a Marshal and return a fumble the wrong direction. :)

    I’m located amongst many Steeler fans at work, bars frequented. Not looking forward to this following week. On that note, may need to pack up my gear for the year. Think BoobyK and cheer QB of the future.

  2. Ewalters7354 says:

    Its real funny how the whole sports nation including Hawk fans believe we are gonna get killed.This would be the best win to have.Similar to the Saints game where the world gave us no chance and we bounced them!Win or lose,LETS GO HAWKS!!

  3. With everyone so negative about the hawks, it’s interesting… it’d be nice if they pulled an upset…

  4. excile, I know the feeling abou those obnoxious Steelers fans. Why is it Steelers fans even exist in Seattle? That just aint right. Steelers fans and Yankees fans, the bane of my existence.

  5. I think Mike Williams will start having “big days” just a soon as Sidney Rice is running routes acros the field from him. Williams should benefit a lot once Rice is back. But for now, its too easy to cover him. Obo, Tate, and Baldwin will need to do more this week.

  6. Basically, we can ignore S.Rice until we get an accurate QB that can get him the ball in stride. So far, looks like TJax likes to throw the ball behind the receivers (or way over their head).

  7. A big part of Rice’s talent is getting separation, leaping and catching anything thrown near him. Anytime he catches something in the first quarter of a game, he should start drawing double coverage and help the whole offense.

  8. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    I hope we can keep it competitive.

  9. nighthawk2 says:

    Of course it would be nice to pull off the upset. It would be nice to have world peace too, but that’s not going to happen either. And the only way Mike Williams starts having big games is if we get a real quarterback starting.

    Let’s be real folks, Stealers got their ass handed to them by a very, very good football team, and they were on the road. Seahawks got their ass handed to them by a very, very average football team (mainly because our kick coverage teams suck), and they were on the road. T-Joke is going to look even more like pinata than he usually does, and this game is the one everyone who plays survival/elimination football is picking as the lock of the week. I just look at it this way, it’s one more step toward getting Andrew Luck in April.

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