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Morning links: Hawks ready for the Big Apple

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 7, 2011 at 7:37 am with 10 Comments »
October 7, 2011 7:37 am
Seattle Seahawks' Leon Washington in ation against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half of a NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Pete Carroll talked to the reporters this week about the significance of playing in New York this week, offering a gentle reminder – the Seahawks are playing in New Jersey.

“I asked how many of our guys have played in New York,” Carroll told reporters this week. “And a few guys raised their hands, and I said, ‘Well, we’re playing in New Jersey.’ ”

Yes, Pete, we understand the New York Giants’ new digs, MetLife Stadium, actually is in East Rutherford, N.J., seven miles west of midtown Manhattan.
Still, it’s the first time a Carroll-led NFL team will play in the New York area since his return to the league last year.

Carroll served as head coach of the New York Jets in 1994. The team had a 6-10 record and finished last in the AFC East.

The game also is an opportunity for Leon Washington to play in his former stomping grounds for the first time since playing for the Jets his first four years in the league, along with eight-year pro and Brooklyn-born Seattle defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove returning home.

“As far as the loudness of the stadium, the Giants fans have long money and have had season tickets forever, so they don’t really get as crunk (loud) as the Jets fans,” Washington said. “So I don’t think the crowd noise will play a significant role compared to what we get here. So it’s just a regular game – go out and play.”

John McGrath of The News Tribune dives into Seahawks running back Justin Forsett’s latest endorsement, the Shower Pill, an anti-bacterial body wipe used an alternative to a time-consuming shower. McGrath said it makes sense that Forsett is trumpeting the new product, since with only 10 carries on the season he probably hasn’t played enough to need one.

A saxophone-playing Sidney Rice made a cameo on The League last night. Check out a snippet of the video below.

Clare Farnsworth of provides some news and notes from Thursday’s practice.

Sam Borden of the New York Times writes that Giants’ safety Deon Grant wants to make sure his teammates are not taking his former team.

Adam Caplan of Fox Sports reports the Seahawks worked out former San Francisco middle linebacker Scott McKillop on Thursday.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post takes a look at some of the base power run plays in the league.

Brian Burke of the New York Times Fifth Down blog gives Seattle a 19 percent win chance against the Giants.

Zach Berman of the New Jersey Star Ledger writes that running back Brandon Jacobs missed his second practice.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Nice video of Rice!
    For some reason I had to watch this video over and over!

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, little fiesty this morning? lol Nice little dig at Forsett. But tread lightly E… I got the Little Big Man’s back.

    Rice wasn’t too bad on sax, but he’s no Edwin Baily.

    I love Bowen’s breakdowns. He’s a part of my every morning reads. And I sincerely wish Seattle would incorporate more of the inside running game with Lynch. I really want to see them pound the rock up the middle, like 15 / 20 time a game. Of course, got to have a lead or be within a reasonable margin to do that…

  3. Speaking of Rice, I’m so glad he’s making an impact. It was tiresome to read all those Viking fans’ comments on PFT saying, “Ha ha, you suckers. We knew he was injured. That’s why we didn’t offer him a big contract.” I hope he ends up having a great career as a Seahawk. That would go a long way toward making up for losing Hutch to the Vikings. And if TJack does the same, that would be icing on the cake.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Canfan- I got tired of all those Viking fan’s comments too! Now all those fans can enjoy one of their worst seasons ever and hopefully lose out on the Luck sweepstakes.

  5. Is anyone going to the game Sunday? I will be there and attempt to do some live blogging on the live chat.

  6. BobbyAyala says:

    … but is the Big Apple ready for the Hawks?


    That’s right folks, I’m calling it my upset special.

    The Seahawks move to 2-3 with a stunning, and I do mean stunning, 24-23 win this Sunday.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I work with a guy who’s based out of our NY office. Huge Giants fan. He calls them the “worst 3-1 team of all time”. May be a stretch of course, but they have some issues.

  8. Canfan-
    MIN’s gotta play CHI & GB twice, @ DET, DC, ATL & CAR, and vs AZ, OAK, NO & DEN at home. They may have hopes of upsetting AZ and DEN, and maybe taking CAR on the road, but advanced stats predicts they lose those games. Both MIN & IND have a pretty good shot at Luck.

  9. Looks like no Tuck and no Brandon Jacobs on Sunday . . .an upset would be sweet.

    And totally agree re Rice and the Minnesota fans on PFT.

  10. SandpointHawk says:

    @pabuwal….looking forward to your live input…

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