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Morning links: Unger Seattle’s glue-guy

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 9, 2011 at 8:40 am with 5 Comments »
December 9, 2011 8:40 am
Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger ties up Arizona's Darnell Dockett. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes about Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger, the only starting offensive linemen to avoid a season-ending injury or surgery.

Although Unger missed 15 games last year with a serious toe surgery, and missed a game against Cleveland with a minor foot issue, he’s been the glue guy holding things down in the middle of Seattle’s offensive line.

“It’s obviously not what you want,” Unger said. “But it’s part of the game and there’s not a heck of a lot we can do about it. Stuff like this happens and when it does, you can’t worry about it.”

From my story today, the Seahawks forced 12 turnovers the last four games, going 3-1 during that stretch. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll attributed his team either having the lead or being tied at the half as one of the main reasons why Seattle is winning the turnover battle.

Clare Farnsworth of profiles Seahawks offensive lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks will be focused on stopping running back Steven Jackson, who has failed to rush for 100 yards against Seattle in 14 contests.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that Seattle receiver Golden Tate finally is living up to the potential the Seahawks saw in him when selecting the Notre Dame receiver in the second round last year.

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated ranks Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson 24th overall among starting quarterbacks in the league right now. With players like Christian Ponder, T.J. Yates and Dan Orlovsky ranked ahead of him, I think that’s a bit low.

Pro Football Focus ranks Seattle’s offensive line statistically as the worst line in the league. Apparently they haven’t watched the St. Louis Rams play this season. This is why you can’t totally base an evaluation on statistics. Philadelphia tops the list, which I think makes little sense. Houston comes in at No. 3, and I would have the Texans at No. 1.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford still is working toward playing against Seattle on Monday.

Former Washington State University and San Diego linebacker Lewis Bush died unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday. The Tacoma native who attended Washington High School had just celebrated his 42nd birthday last week.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Including Yates (2 games, 1 start) and Orlovsky (4 games, 1 start) in a list of QBs ahead of Jackson is incredibly misleading at best, and usless at worst.

  2. It`s called Revisionist History. Writer`s will put their biases in their articles ( Professors,History Writers(usually the side that wins)..Reader(s) beware…

  3. If I had a franchise and could choose from any of those QBs to be on my team moving forward, I’d take Bradford pretty high (after the true studs are gone at that position). However, he’s about as low as you can get on that list. I understand the reasoning for that particular study, but still, stuff like that drives me crazy sometimes. Alex Freakin’ Smith in the top 10? LMFAO.

    I just said this about a week ago too, but I’m so glad Unger is playing where he’s supposed to be playing and Spencer is long gone!

  4. FleaFlicker says:

    Dave, way to jinx it!!!!

    Just kidding. Great article. Also points out the influence of Gallery along with Cable. For as much second guessing and griping we do on this blog, the OL players and coaches have finally delivered on the vision promised during the summer. Granted, it took more time than most of us wanted, but the last five games with a jerry-rigged personnel package have proven the concept behind the zone blocking scheme.

  5. I like how there were a bunch of people here who said that if Unger couldn’t beat out Spencer for the starting job last year that that meant Spencer was better. Yeah, right. It’s pretty easy to figure out who the better center is/was. The very people who started Spencer at Center last year weren’t dumb enough to want to keep Spencer around for another year and figured out that, gee, maybe Unger is the better option (derrr).

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