Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that a win for the Seattle Seahawks over Green Bay on Monday Night would serve as a signature win for this franchise since head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over three years ago.
Boling: Some games just seem to count more, and carry greater weight; and if you win them, the “W” needs to be in a larger font, and printed in bold.
So, there are wins, and then there are the occasional victories – the ones that are more symbolic.
Monday night is the chance for one of those for the Seattle Seahawks.
It won’t come easily, and the betting line is clear that such an outcome would be considered an upset, but a win Monday against Green Bay could be a signature achievement for the Seahawks under coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.
In my story today, second-year pro Doug Baldwin is questionable heading into Monday’s game with a shoulder injury. The team’s leading receiver last year, Baldwin has not been used as much this season because of a lingering hamstring issue and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell leaning on two and three-tight end sets. Also, Wisconsin native Chris Maragos plays against the team he rooted for growing up, the Green Bay Packers.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that Russell Wilson early success as a rookie, earning the starting quarterback job with the Seahawks, has made Jon Gruden look like a genius. “This is a supreme kid,” Gruden said. “His intangibles are off the chart. But let’s talk about him playing the position. He’s very productive and a great athlete. He’s exactly the kind of quarterback I would want to coach. Height doesn’t bother him. He just impressed me in every way you could impress.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about the emergence of third-year tight end Anthony McCoy.
John Boyle of The Everett Herald writes that Seattle players like Kam Chancellor have learned how to continue to deliver hard hits under the new NFL rules.
ESPN’s Mike Sando outlines the key match-ups for the Seahawks when they take on Green Bay on Monday night. One of the key is how Russell Wilson handles the Packers when they bring five or more rushers.
Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette profiles Wisconsin native and former Packers personnel man Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy expects receiver Greg Jennings to play on Sunday.
Bill Simmons of Grantland likes the Seahawks 27-23 over Green Bay on Monday night.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post discusses the dearth of tall cornerbacks, and how teams like Seattle are trying to find them.