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Morning links: Bring on the Niners

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:22 am with 60 Comments »
December 18, 2012 7:22 am
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54), outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50), and free safety Earl Thomas (29) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Our own Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will not have to dream up any type of motivational tricks to get his team up for this week’s game.

The San Francisco 49ers travel to CenturyLink on Sunday. Enough said.

Boling: Sunday’s game actually makes a broader statement than Carroll suggests, because this is a head-to-head duel for dominance in the division. Since the 2011 season, the Niners have played the role of the big brother who beats you in driveway basketball and then rubs it in every night at the family dinner table.

“They’ve taken four straight from the Seahawks, and last season made it to the NFC Championship game while the Seahawks stayed home and watched.”

Here’s my story on Richard Sherman’s appeal, which reportedly is scheduled for Sunday. It’s possible Seattle could be without its top four cornerbacks on Sunday, but Carroll likes how some of the young corners performed against Buffalo last week.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times does a nice job breaking down the different playoff scenarios here for the Seahawks.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that Seattle is only focused on the Niners this week.

ESPN’s Mike Sando delves into the reasoning behind Carroll calling a fake punt late in the game against Buffalo, questioning the sincerity of Carroll’s apology when evidence shows Seattle’s head coach celebrating after his team executed the play.

More Sando. How Russell Wilson and RGIII compare against common opponents.

Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of 710 ESPN Seattle talks with Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin in this audio link.

According to the Associated Press, safety Winston Guy has been reinstated from the suspended list after serving his four-game suspension. The Seahawks have received a roster exemption, according to the report, so Guy does not have to be added to the 53-man roster this week.

Matt Maiocco of writes that San Francisco defensive tackle Justin Smith’s status for Sunday’s game is unclear after he left last week’s Patriots game in the fourth quarter with an elbow injury.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that former Seahawks and UW product Isaiah Stanback was promoted to Jacksonville’s active roster.

Rob Rang of still has the Seahawks selecting Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round of his mock draft. His colleague Dane Brugler has the Seahawks selecting Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams.

Check out the latest Real Robinson Report below.

Morning links
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  1. It makes sense for them to draft a WR with the number 32 pick this year. They can carry Rice’s salary on the books next year while guys like Browner, Sherman, Chancellor and Wright work for pennies but he’ll either have to take a pay cut or will be released for 2014. Hopefully at that point, whoever they drafted in 2013 can step up and take the number 1 slot.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Miller is released after this year for salary cap reasons.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Pocket Urlacher, hahaha. I have to say I’ve grown to love the Real Rob Report. And all the shout outs to Browner… nice.

    SF has won four straight? That ends Sunday.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    … the number 32 pick. I see what you did there. Well, receiver is still one of the thinest positions on the team. Receiver, D line, and secondary are the areas of greatest need, IMO.

  4. I’m still dreaming about it until they tell me otherwise.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Trust me, I get it.

  6. Hammajamma says:

    I’d like to see them go D line again. Jones is gone and Mebane needs someone next to him to make teams pay for the double team and collapse the pocket from his lane. Williams would be a nice pick.

  7. I am sure Carroll ran the score up to 50 on Sunday because Harbaugh only ran it up to 45 against the Bills. This game against the 49ers is as much about coach vs. coach as anything else.

  8. HawkfaninMT says:

    Draft talk!?! I love draft talk! Probably will have some time after the season for it, so I am going to just zip it on that for now and enjoy the moment!

  9. thursday says:

    I do like the odds of this being Kap’s first start in the Clink. When we’re playing well there, quarterbacks who have never played there typically have some big problems lol. Will never forget Eli Manning’s first appearance there.

  10. Danny O Neil missed a few things in his playoff scenarios –

    1). The Seahawks getting the 3 or 4 seed is not in any way dependent on the Packers. The Seahawks have to win the final 2 and the 49ers somehow lose the final 2.

    2). The Seahawks can get in by losing their final 2 games if: Chicago loses 1 game, Minnesota loses 1 game and Washington loses 1 game.

  11. On Sportsradio KJR this morning, Mitch Levy was giving the example of winning the division vs. being the 5th seed.

    Winning the division-home game vs. the Giants, then to Green Bay to play the Packers.

    5th seed–at Washington, then at Atlanta.

    Which one is the easier path to the NFC Championship game?

  12. rramstad says:

    The KJR scenario assumes that Seahawks NFC West winners means we’re the third seed.

    Best scenario for the Seahawks probably involves Washington winning the East, Giants taking the sixth seed, with SF and GB having #2 and #3 (either way).

    Giants play at SF or GB is definitely a bit of a toss up, NYG are capable of winning that game.

    Seahawks at Washington, given that the NFC East is pretty weak overall, I like our chances.

    Next round would have Giants at SF or GB, again, competitive, and NYG could win… with Seahawks at Atlanta, I like our chances there, indoors on FieldTurf so our defensive ends can get good pressure.

    If the Giants and Seahawks win out on the road, we play the NFC Championship here in Seattle against the Giants.

    Make it so!

  13. rramstad says:

    (Sorry if my last post wasn’t clear. I definitely think it would be better for the Seahawks to claim the fifth seed, as opposed to edging out SF for the three seed.)

  14. My take on it….let’s worry about these next 2 games and not the playoffs. I understand getting excited about looking forward, but I am not worried about that just yet. I want to make the playoffs first. Let the chips fall as they may, but it’s all about the 9ers right now

  15. Apparently Tony Kornheiser said on PTI that teams should get back at Pete Carroll by “taking Russell Wilson out of the game” “breaking his leg”. Class A Jerk Off statement right there. With all the bounty stuff going on, and safety of the game, this jerk off says this?? wow. He better get fired, that is just ridiculous IMO. Here is the link, and you can skip ahead to the 4 minute mark to hear this. Speechless.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    “… if your leg is broken.” Tony Kornheiser can go fu@k himself.

    And I really hope Sherman is playing Sunday after all the complaints of too physical coverage, the last time they played.

  17. Kornheiser is buttscum. Period. Total douche.

    It was classless of Carrol to a) run the fake punt and b) celebrate, but I believe his apology was sincere. He felt bad afterward, realizing it was a crappy thing to do. BUT, there was still lots of time left in the game, so big whoop…No one gets pissed at the Niners, Falcons, GB, or the Pats when they keep starters in and throw the ball all day long with a big lead; the East Coast/Cal bias just hates to see Seattle whooping ass.

    Kornheiser is a sick %$^^; and why hasnt he said the same thing about sticking it to McCarthy or Bellicheat by taking out their qb’s?!

    Gross! Hope to hell he gets fired.

  18. Danny O’Neil reporting that Evan Moore is getting cut today. Sean McGrath is promoted from practice squad.

  19. After a year of bounty scandal somebody suggests that a team breaks RW’s legs? Wow..

  20. rramstad says:

    Sickening. I hope he’s suspended.

  21. rramstad says:

    The most galling thing about his comment — and there are many — is that this was a SPECIAL TEAMS PLAY which RW had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH. If you disagree with the play, fine, but to suggest vigilante justice against a player who was on the SIDELINE during the play in question, well, it’s ridiculous.

  22. rramstad says:

    I might also add that here’s where the rubber meets the road. If he had suggested that someone break the legs of Eli Manning, or Payton Manning, or even RG3, he’d be fired within a few hours. I’m sure he’ll try to laugh it off with some sort of half-hearted semi apology, when he’s called out on it, and he probably won’t even miss a single show…

  23. Ewalters7354 says:

    “Danny O’Neil reporting that Evan Moore is getting cut today. Sean McGrath is promoted from practice squad.”


  24. I agree rramstad. Completely uncalled for. I let that a-hole have it in the link posted by oregonhawk (thanks for that). This guy is a worthless, classless dbag. He deserves to be fired. Can you imagine if he said that about Brady, or RG3 or Peyton or Luck. Good lord, the world would come to an end if he did. But for Wilson, eh, it’ll be swept under the rug, as ESPN gives him a high five for extra hits to the website.

  25. Just emailed my complaint.

  26. Why do my comments say: “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”?

  27. MoSeahawk12 says:

    This is what I sent to ESPN. This guy is useless noise. What an ass sore.
    Really? Take out the QB and break his leg! He can’t score three TD’s if his leg is broken. How can a member of the media even suggest this? This is ridiculous and should not be remotely suggested. We’re talking about a fake punt with the entire team of backups in. Wilson is having an incredible rookie season and is carrying himself with poise, intelligence, leadership, professionalism and is winning. Unlike you. What an incredibly stupid thing for you to say. Let’s “take out” a player because you don’t like the call and the coach. I’m sure the commissioner will love hearing a so called member of the media suggesting this after the giant black eye that the bounty scandal has generated. You are pathetic and have no business being on the air under the ESPN brand. Hope you have a large fine or firing in your future.

  28. dirtbiker_joey says:

    Did anyone else notice that after we win this weekend we’ll have the #1 scoring defense in the NFL? (unless Chicago gives up 21 fewer points to Arizona than we give up to San Fran)

  29. Ian Swenson says:

    @Audible We’ve been having some spam filter issues the last few days. We’re going in and digging your comments out manually.

  30. Very nice MSeahawks. I hope they actually do something about this. It is disgraceful and nobody in the media should even suggest such a thing. Let’s not drop this. Let’s make sure the Commish hears this. It is one thing to not be respected by the bias media, but for this to be said, it has been taken to another level. And i’m livid about it

  31. Dukeshire says:

    MoSeahawk12 – Well said and agree 100%

  32. Actually, Kornheiser fits right in with the ESPN “brand.”

  33. MoSeahawk12 says:

    I’m sure “little Tony” has fallen for many fake punts in his day. It’s a good thing you don’t actually have to have any journalism or broadcast skills to work at espn. A loud mouth and a small brain gets you far there.
    Especially Stupid Personalities Network

  34. You mean I can’t wear my Evan Moore jersey anymore? He was so good, too!

  35. Man, it sure is dead around here for such a big game coming up this week.

  36. Who cares about the fake punt? I say it’s revenge for that fake FG they pulled on us a few years ago. :)

  37. Dukeshire says:

    jboard1 – It’s always odd to me how quiet it is after a win vs a loss. Rest assured, had they lost last week it would be a mad house in here.

  38. That’s the truth. In that case, i’m glad it’s quiet around here. I hope it is very quiet around here the rest of the season :)

  39. nmseafan says:

    Let Tony Kornmeister know he is a POS! I did.

  40. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Yea!! Evan No Moore has been released. Thank you for the drops and the one pass interference call you got for falling down in the endzone that gave us a first and goal. I’m thinkin work on the jugs machine in the offseason and catch a few balls.

  41. Have we seen the last of ACIB? Does he have a leg to stand on if he ever comes back?

  42. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Cheers to Ewalters7354 for calling this one on Moore.

  43. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Where was the collective outrage when one of our own was calling for Wilson to break something earlier this year?

  44. MoSeahawk12 says:

    there was plenty of outrage. I read several and posted several as well. That was unacceptable. He later said he was joking, be we all know that’s never funny and a even then a terrible joke. Funny how he has gone 180 and now claims himself a big time Wilson fan. Even posted a photo with a Wilson jersey. I think that part is great and glad he could step back and look at what was happening right in front of us.

    Many of us have been lifelong Seahawks fan and have seen plenty to be unhappy, sad, mad about, but Wilson and this current team is going places they haven’t been in a long while. He is doing things that no other Seahawk QB has done and he’s doing them in his rookie season. Wilson and this team are ascending and are being built to be competitive and playoff bound for many years to come.

  45. Dukeshire says:

    You can’t be serious? He got absolutely hammered here for that.

  46. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Kornheiser like Stern can just about say or do anything they want without being held accountable for reasons I won’t get into, so just ignore the POS and look at it for what it’s worth.

  47. Will feel so good if/when we beat the Niners this Sunday.

  48. Georgia, could they say the same thing about RG3 or Luck or Peyton, without being held accountable? Somehow i doubt it

  49. GeorgiaHawk says:

    He certainly did get hammered, however collectively was it the same?

  50. @OregonHawks – Thanks for the feedback link. here’s what I “shared” verbatim. And most of you know I’m pretty level headed around here…

    “I don’t mind a little critical talk of our team or PC and the “running up the score” issue. It can be argued that it is warranted in this situation. But frankly, I take exception to you or any other so-called journalist suggesting in any way shape or form, that a team should take out another team’s QB to “get back” at their coach.

    Break his leg? Are you kidding me? Really? I just lost all respect for you and your so-called commentary. But I suppose you bleed for sensationalism to stay employed, so you’ll do the same thing again aimed at someone else.

    ESPN should suspend you for that kind of talk. It was extremely careless. Personally I will let my wallet and my ears do my talking by listening to something other than your show. Thank God we don’t have to watch you in the booth anymore.”

  51. GeorgiaHawk says:

    jboard1- I doubt they would say the same thing about RG3 or Luck simply because they don’t play for Seattle. Lol.

  52. MoSeahawk12 says:

    He got we he got here. Not sure what you’re trying to dig up. The difference is Cornhole is a member and I stress Member of the sports media at ESPN. He is supposed to be some sort of professional and isn’t expected to suggest breaking our QBs leg.

    I agree with everyone else. Had he said this about Brady, Manning, Rogers or any of ESPN’s favorite QB’s, this would be all over the news and he would get a slap in the hand. Sadly since it a stupid comment about a Seahawks player, the sports media will just start talking about how we don’t have a sense of humor and are too serious as Seahawks fans and that this is probably payback for the Green Bay game. I’m sure to read many more idiotic statements from the media in the next few days.

  53. princeaden says:

    They should put Wilson in the octagon against Cornholer for 5 minutes and see who comes out with the broken leg..

  54. The pacific nw will never get any respect. It sucks, but its the cold hard truth!

  55. It’d be funny if Cornhole fell down and broke his leg on the way to work tomorrow. Moron.

  56. MoSeahawk12 says:

    only 18 comments on Facebook regarding “little” Tony. Come on guys, let’s make sure he knows what a complete tool he is for suggesting our starting QB breaks his leg. He sucked on Monday Night Football, even worst than Dennis Miller and his show is lacking in every area. This guy doesn’t have a clue and is completely unprofessional and needs to be gone. His book should be called as Lame as I am.

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