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Morning links: Robinson ready

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 1, 2011 at 9:01 am with 14 Comments »
October 1, 2011 9:01 am
Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson returns to the starting lineup this weekend after sitting out two weeks with an ankle injury. The focus of my story today, the versatile Robinson also serves as a captain on special teams, and should help add some punch to Seattle’s running game.

The Seahawks face an Atlanta defense giving up 112 yards a contest on the ground, 20th overall in the league.

“They’re a stout defense,” Robinson said. “They’re good. They play very fast. They have linebackers that can run and hit. We just have to stay disciplined, do what we do and don’t think too much – just go play.”

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com passes along former NFL safety John Lynch’s thoughts on safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Lynch says the duo has a chance to be special.

I meant to mention this yesterday, but on my way back to the media workroom I saw Thomas and Chancellor getting tips from Lynch in the hallway before the Fox production meeting that they have every week. Key players from the team meet with those guys each week in preparation for Sunday’s telecast. Again, it’s another example that both players understand what it takes to be good and are willing to listen to whoever can help improve their game.

ESPN’s Mike Sando asks scout Mike Williamson his thoughts on Seattle and where they currently sit. He things Tarvaris Jackson is terrible, but likes everything else Seattle has done, and believe they set up well heading into next year’s draft to pick up a quarterback like Andrew Luck or Matt Barkley.

Ben Muth of Football Outsiders takes a closer look at Seattle offensive line. This one is definitely worth a read. Muth breaks down each player’s performance on the offensive line against Arizona last week.

Pat Kirwan breaks down the Hawks-Falcons contest for CBS Sports in the video below.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Falcons will work hard to stick to the 15 scripted plays at the start of games. The Falcons have only yielded a field goal on opening drives this season. The Seahawks have yet to score on an opening drive.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes about Matt Hasselbeck’s resurgence in Tennessee.

Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network says Seattle letting Matt Hasselbeck go in free agency was a mistake.

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  1. bulldog80 says:

    Unless Robinson and Chancellor play QB, it’s kind of hard to even care. It’s sort of like talking about your stubbed toe while you’ve got a sucking chest wound.

  2. HawksKD says:

    Michael Robinson is back….. Sigh…At least our special teams got better. As far as running the ball….. Well I’ll wait till Sunday to reserve judgement. I don’t think 130 yards should be out of the range of expectations against this falcons defense.

  3. Must Read by Ben Muth of Football Outsiders. His assessment of the current Seahawks is quite insightful

  4. BobbyAyala says:

    You got a link there, Oregon?

  5. BobbyAyala says:

    Oops, mah bad.

  6. SandpointHawk says:

    The Football Outsiders link is above in Eric’s links, and I agree it’s a must read. Hell I’ve gotta go replay some of last weeks game now…

  7. raymaines says:

    and the Positive Spin of the week award goes to Mike Williamson who…

    believes the SeaHawks set up well heading into next year’s draft to pick up a quarterback like Andrew Luck or Matt Barkley.

  8. Soggybuc says:

    Like Muth, my only issue with Unger is that he played at Oregon.

  9. So after reading that one it is clear to me we still need to draft OL fairly high (2nd or 3rd round) and fill out the middle. Since Gallery isn’t going to last long :(

    so question for everyone – if we were drafting 7th (ish) and Ryan Kalil is on the board – do you draft him?

  10. HawksKD says:

    xcman I think Seahawks are already handcuffed to get a qb right now if they don’t solve the problem via free agency.

  11. You are probably right – although it is Matt and not Ryan. I just fear we will miss the top 3 but to get someone else would be a major reach

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    xcman- We are not handcuffed to anything in next years draft! Sure if we fall flat on our face then Luck is a no brainer, but anything after that is open season.
    Kalil would be an excellent first round pick for us in 2012.

  13. IBGoofy says:

    Hey folks….. Luck isn’t the only QB in this next draft…. I don’t see us in the running for him…. He’ll be long gone when we draft…. and we very likely will NOT draft up…. I can’t believe it won’t be a 1st rd QB for our draft pick though…. just not Luck…

  14. princeaden says:

    Is there a better play designer or more importantly play caller on the planet than Sark ? I bet Pete would like to have his old Offensive coordinator back right about now.

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