Dave Boling of The News Tribune notes that Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers went out of his way during his teleconference with Seattle-area reporters to commend the fans of the Seattle Seahawks for the noise they create at CenturyLink Field.
Rodgers said that the Clink and Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City are the loudest outdoor stadiums in the league.
“Those fans are really intelligent; they know when to cheer,” Rodgers said. “They get so stinkin’ loud; they do a really good job of giving the defense that advantage when we have to go on some silent counts or when we’re trying to communicate with each other.”
In my story today, Matt Flynn has adjusted to being the backup in Seattle after signing in free agency in March as the expected starter. “Initially, it was a shock to him,” Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. “He took it like any quarterback you would hope took it. He wasn’t happy about it. It wasn’t how he expected it to go, or how he saw it in his mind, so he wasn’t happy.
“But once he moved on from that, I think he’s been great for Russ (rookie starter Russell Wilson). … He’s helping out any way he can from the sideline.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that the play of Seattle’s special teams could be a determining factor in the outcome of the Monday night game against Green Bay.
Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks offensive line continues to play solid after injuries to Russell Okung and John Moffitt at the start of the season.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune and Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times join KJR’s Hugh Millen and KJR’s Mitch Levy in this week’s Seahawks roundable in this audio link.
Peter Schrager of Fox Sports brings up an interesting point about the replacement officials – they’re having an affect on the bottom line on gambling in Las Vegas.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette has some interesting comments from an NFC scout on Seattle’s quarterback situation.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings suffered a setback with his groin injury and did not practice on Thursday.
Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that Russell Wilson keeps passing tests each time he’s challenged.
Jennifer Toland of the Worcester Telegram reports that tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. chose not to discuss the reasons for his release in his first remarks to reporters after joining New England on a one-year deal this week. “I think every day you have to prove yourself,” Winslow said. “With what happened in Seattle, I can’t say much about what happened. It is what it is and I have to move on.”