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Morning links: Sherman gets green light

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 15, 2012 at 6:56 am with 54 Comments »
December 15, 2012 6:56 am
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs past Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) as he returns an interception for a 19-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

As expected, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had his appeal postponed on Friday, which means he will be allowed to play on Sunday here in Toronto against Buffalo.

No word yet on if another date has been set for the appeal. Also, this is the last game that rookie safety Winston Guy has to sit out for his four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Guy will be eligible to return to the team next week for the San Francisco game.

As our own Dave Boling reports, receiver Charly Martin has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve with a calf injury suffered during practice this week. Deon Butler is expected to rejoin the team, but according to John Boyle of the Everett Herald he has not traveled to Toronto with the rest of the team.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane will have to step up with Walter Thurmond ruled out.

This Hobbit-themed trailer on Russell Wilson’s first year in the NFL is pretty entertaining. Check out the video link here.

Dave Wyman of 710 ESPN Seattle makes his case for Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner as defensive rookie of the year.

Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle takes the Seahawks over Buffalo, 20-13. Moore is 10-3 against the spread picking Seahawks games this season.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports like Seattle big over Buffalo 27-17, check out the video below.

ESPN’s John Clayton writes its not if but when the NFL will expanded the number of teams in the playoffs to 14 or 16.

Rob Vanstone of the Vancouver Sun writes that Seattle punter Jon Ryan is excited to play back in Canada again.

Former player Akbar Gbajabiamila explains why Friday is the most dangerous night in the NFL.

Morning links
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  1. Ewalters7354 says:

    Hopefully Guy used those 4 games to actually learn how to cover…

  2. Carlsonkid says:

    Glad to hear Butler is coming back . I’m surprised he was still available .

    Pray Thurmond or Trufant is healthy by next week for the Niners game ; depth at corner is getting to be a real concern .

  3. Other than experience, I don’t think Tru is the answer at CB. He has struggled with the nickel coverage this year and while playing outside will give him a sideline to work with I’m not convinced that it would be better than some of our younger options.

  4. So it’s possible that the Seahawks will be without Sherman (and Browner of course) for the game against the Niners? That would make things really hard. The Niners haven’t lost two in a row under Harbaugh, but hopefully the Patriots and Seahawks can put an end to that.

    Although I hope he doesn’t get any sacks against the Seahawks, I’ll be glad to see Aldon Smith break Michael Strahan’s Favre-assisted sack record.

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I’m not to concerned about the depth at WR. With the way McCoy has been playing. And our backs can all catch the ball well, and we still have Ewalters favorite, ( Moore ) to bail us out if needed. Lol.

  6. I’m hoping for another blow-out so I can watch my favorite Seahawk play again. I bet there are more Seattle fans in Toranto then Bills fans.

  7. HawkyHann says:

    Thurmond will get hurt, again, during the plane ride. There is absolutely no reason to count on him. Im hoping Maxwell and Lane shine.

  8. Completely off topic, but, here’s me eating a nice big ass plate of “crow”. Excuse the poor self-image, and myspace camera angles, but I’m just throwing out how wrong I was…

    Also don’t pay attention to the random roll of toilet paper. I had a wicked nosebleed from the dry, cold air (I work outside), so I kept it on hand just in case.

  9. princeaden says:

    If it’s true that Sherman’s line of defense is that he drank some of another players energy drink that had a crushed up Aderrall in it, He is Forked !!

  10. ChrisHolmes says:

    Expanding the playoffs is yet another stupid idea.

    I really hate Goodell now. I liked him when he was first given the job. I read about his background, his love of the game, etc. I thought he’d doa great job. But ever since he took the post, all he’s done is prove to me he’s a class-A moron. First he wants to expand the season from 16 games to 18, even though injuries wreak havoc already in a 16-game season. Yeah, that’s a dumb idea right there. Next, he overreacts to the Saint’s bounty program. After that debacle, he decides that the NFL should do away with kickoffs (another brain-dead idea). And now he wants to expand the playoffs?

    Get rid of him. Now. He’s the WORST THING for the NFL.

    I never thought I’d see a commissioner in the NFL that was worse than what the NBA and MLB had to deal with, but wow… I guess I lived to see it.

  11. raymaines says:

    Allow me a couple of local sports radio questions if you will. Where has Kevin Colabro been for the last month or so? And I don’t hear Steve Sandmeyer as a fill in lately, has he found a job someplace? Thanks guys.

    Actual Seahawk stuff: Deon Butler and Marcus Trufant are both at the very end of their pro football careers and are lucky to have jobs. I’d rather have those guys on the field than practice squad rookies, but not much. I’m not looking for “upside” at this stage of the season.

    I’m looking for a little bit of a blowout on Sunday. Maybe something like 28-10 after Buffalo scores a late TD.

  12. Seahawks22360 says:

    Butler at the end of his career? How?

  13. ChrisHolmes–Ive been saying the same thing about GODdell for years; worst thing to happen to the NFL ever. He has turned the Ref’s from a shining example of unbiased fairness in professional sports to a laughingstock of biased and likely corrupt incompetence. He has no love for the integrity of the game, only a love of money and power.

    I detest that man passionately, and wish to christ the owners would fire his butt and bring back Tagliabue.

  14. ChrisHolmes says:

    Way to go RADEoN!


  15. As someone who has willingly ate some serious crow a few times, RADEoN, let me congratulate you on finding humbleness. Good job. NEver thought I’d see the day, but good for you. Youre alright in my book.

  16. Ewalters7354 says:

    Butler is no older than 26.If he’s at the end of his career idk what to say.

    I believe he was just cut due to his lack of size.That’s just my opinion.

  17. That couldn’t have been easy, RADEoN. Congratulations.

  18. It was actually surprisingly easy after his game at Chicago.

    That’s the rest of what I bought. And yes, they’re stitched, not screen-printed.

  19. RadeOn – I am of the wolf grey variety (of Wilson).


  20. sluggo42 says:


    Way cool. And the hat as a topper is all that.

    Now I want a #3 jersey…

  21. GeorgiaHawk says:

    RADEoN- What are the Stealer folks around there saying about the Seahawks now?

  22. SandpointHawk says:


  23. BobbyK, I saw. I tried adding you to FB (Kevin Z or Meg A Man).

    Sluggo42: It’s still chilly here in PA. Was going to pick up some groceries and figured why not.

    Georgia: They’ll talk shit when they’re losing… but shut up when they’re winning, so nothing. It especially helps when PIT looks godawful.

  24. Nicely done RADEon, nicely done . . .

  25. raymaines says:

    I’m sorry about the Deon Butler comment. I was thinking of Deon Branch

  26. Dukeshire says:

    This is a fun thread. lol

  27. Seahawks22360 says:

    I think Butler was cut due to the fact he completely ignored me at training camp when I asked for his autograph haha.

  28. bayareahawkfan says:


    Calabro is still in demand to call NBA games for TNT and other outlets (maybe NBC or ABC on the weekends). KIRO seems to have very accommodating to the bigger names they brought in to anchor their lineup, which makes sense as they were trying to chip away at KJR’s grip on the market.

    Groz has a similar deal with the days he calls basketball, and Brock as well for his college football commitments. Not only does Sandmeyer have a semi-regular gig due to these main show host commitments, but they recently engaged Danny O’Neill to fill in these slots as well.

    They’ve done a great job, IMHO, as I never listen to kjr anymore, I pretty much only stream 710 shows (I’m no longer in Cali, have moved to Louisiana, so I only get Seattle radio over the Internet).

    About the only exception I can think of is Mitch’s Seahawks Roundtable, because it includes my man Dave Boling :).

  29. SUNDAY!!!!! Its going to be great, heading out to stock up on beer and grab a roast.Never can I remember being so happy for what the future holds for the Seahawks and I have been watching for along time, well 1976.We can add to this young team and have a good shot at being great. Happy Sunday all GO HAWKS

  30. sluggo42 says:

    Alrite butler is official!

  31. Nice Radeon!

  32. I’m really glad Butler is back but I wish they would play to his strengths. the guy is scrappy and quick and knows where the first down marker is. During preseason, RW would find him more often than not and I’d bet Deon would become a clutch receiver for RW when it starts to get dicey.

    Good luck to you, Deon. Make them want to bring you back permanently!

  33. Ewalters7354 says:

    Butler is a great asset to have on the team.I remember hearing reports of how he had Richard Sherman spinning in circles early on in training camp.Good guy who can catch and get open.Struggles a bit to get off press.But hey everyone can’t be a all pro ;-)

  34. Dukeshire says:

    His best position is in the slot, where he’s unlikely to see much time with Baldwin, so it will be interesting to see how / what packages they use him in.

  35. montanamike2 says:

    I’m glad to see him back in the fold.

  36. As much as I’ve been rooting for Martin all season, I’m happy to have Butler back, given his familiarity and his speed.

    Really just nervous about Lane and Maxwell at CB for tomorrow.

  37. Dave Boling says:

    Thanks, Bayareahawkfan! The one thing I think about Butler is that he’s a burner, of course. And he sure has those slender lower legs. I’m with those of you who kinda liked Martin. He made a ton of catches in practice, but I worried that he was one of those super-effort guys who always dived for the ball in practice. It’s great when you’re trying to make the team. Now that he’s out, I can probably say this, but on Wednesday he made a very impressive diving catch in the end zone … the only problem was the practice was inside and that turf is hard and it looked like he really took a jolt after going horizontal. But the calf injury was something else that happened the next day.

  38. Butler is mostly insurance against injury and adderall.

  39. Southendzone says:

    Can TnT put up a giant countdown clock to D-Day or .. Pay-Day as they might term it?

    I’m a bit worried about missing Browner/Thurmond/Trufant tomorrow. I can see Buffalo getting into some type of rhythm against us with Spiller running well and Fitz playing mediocre.

    Good Luck Hawks! Will try to get online for the last Seahawks gameday chat ever.

  40. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks Dave. Love the insight.

  41. I really like Deon and thought it sucked he was in the final cuts. I think he would have contributed more than Martin did on Offense, especially with all those weeks Baldwn was out or hmpered. But Martin did more on special teams, and we all know Pete puts offense 3rd behind D and STs. Here’s to hoping Butler shines now and in the playoffs.

  42. SUNDAY — please get here sooner!!!

  43. way to go RADeON. You got a bit carried away for a while there but glad to see you kept your sense of humor.

    Winning fixes everything. Winning forgives all.

  44. I too am surprised Deon Butler never got signed anywhere and is still around to help us. He’s a good lightning-quick slot receiver. Not exactly what we need, considering our depth there, but he deserves to be on the field in the NFL.

  45. jawpeace says:

    I was thinking that this move was very likely. Nice to have Butler back I thought he was better than Obo and Martin. Except Obo gave us a little more on special teams.
    The other possible signing I would have liked was Rocket off the 40whiners practice squad. Then he could have help spy out some stuff for next weeks game.

  46. bbnate420 says:

    I’m no fan of Fuhrer Goodell, but if you think that he is going to go ahead with an expansion of the playoffs without the backing, and much more likely pushing, of the owners then you are naive about this issue IMO. More games, more money. A rather simple formula. The commish is basically just a puppet of the owners. Tagliabue wouldn’t handle it any differently.

    I’m not totally outraged by the thought of them expanding the playoffs. I’d rather they go to 14 than 16 if they’re going to do it. In the NBA, 16 of 30 teams make the playoffs, and they are still exciting. Or I should say were when Seattle had a team and they were in the playoffs.

  47. bbnate420 says:

    Anyone else getting a, “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”, a lot when you try to post?

  48. Dukeshire says:

    I have been getting them, lately.

  49. bbnate420 says:

    Thanks, Duke.

  50. Dukeshire says:

    Not every time though. Random, at best.

  51. bbnate420 says:

    Yeah, same here. Seems like it might have something to do with the length of the post? Short ones don’t seem to get it.

  52. Dukeshire says:

    The last one I got was last night when I thanked Dave. One sentence post. lol. I don’t know…

  53. “The commish is basically just a puppet of the owners.”


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