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Sunday primer: Videos, schedule, bacon and more

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Sep. 22, 2013 at 7:30 am with 23 Comments »
September 22, 2013 12:08 am

Good morning, football fans.

We’re going to introduce something new here this Sunday. It’s called the Sunday primer.

The goal is to inform, amuse and include.

So, here goes:

Non-Seahawks game of the day:

Indianapolis (1-1) at San Francisco (1-1)

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh has a lot to sort out in week 3.
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh has a lot to sort out in week 3. / AP photo

As we’ve talked about a lot here, San Francisco heads into this game with issues. Aldon Smith’s DUI and head coach Jim Harbaugh’s handling of it come a week after the 49ers were handled by the Seahawks. Considering Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano is back full-time from last season’s leukemia treatments, it’s a good thing this game won’t be scored on national sentiment. That would be a blowout. As far as football, the debut of RB Trent Richardson is on tap, 49ers TE Vernon Davis is questionable and Harbaugh faces former pupil Andrew Luck.


Week 2 Seahawks highlights

Something to tide you over until the game.


View from the other side:

> “Seahawks fuss over Gus, but are expected to rout him” From the Florida Times-Union:

The program built by Seattle coach Pete Carroll is being used by former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as he tries to rebuild the Jaguars.

No one knows this more than Seattle defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith. He spent the entire offseason with the Jaguars before being traded to the Seahawks on Aug. 31.

The transition was easy for Smith.

“I was laughing a lot the first week I was here, because the environment is so similar,” Smith said. “It’s laid back and player friendly. It’s the same principle in terms of competition and competing every day. Play hard, play fast. That’s what they do there and they do it at a higher level here.”


Flashback video of the day:

Where’s your John Friesz jersey?


Today in bacon:

Want to bring some romance to the proceedings? Chocolate dipped bacon roses. True story.


A request:

In this spot each week, I’d like to print a favorite Seahawks memory from a reader. So, email me ( with your favorite Seahawk memory and blog handle. We’ll hopefully start filling this space with them next week.


Recipe of the day:

Detroit hot honey wings.


Chalk talk with Brock Huard of 710 ESPN:


Over/under of the day:

How many times Warren Moon says “football” during the radio broadcast of today’s football game played by football teams in a football stadium: 136.


Now, that’s funny (at least I think so):

Watching safety Tre Watson get some run for the Huskies last night made me think of another Watson, Randy:


Today’s weather forecast:

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This week’s schedule:

Houston at Baltimore10 a.m.CBSM&T Bank Stadium
Detroit at Washington10 a.m.FOXFedEx Field
San Diego at Tennessee10 a.m.CBSLP Field
Arizona at New Orleans10 a.m.FOXMercedes-Benz Superdome
Tampa Bay at New England10 a.m.FOXGillette Stadium
Cleveland at Minnesota10 a.m.CBSMall of America Field
N.Y. Giants at Carolina10 a.m.FOXBank of America Stadium
Green Bay at Cincinnati10 a.m.FOXPaul Brown Stadium
St. Louis at Dallas10 a.m.FOXAT&T Stadium
Atlanta at Miami1:05 p.m.FOXSun Life Stadium
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets1:25 p.m.CBSMetLife Stadium
Jacksonville at Seattle1:25 p.m.CBSCenturyLink Field
Indianapolis at San Francisco1:25 p.m.CBSCandlestick Park
Chicago at Pittsburgh5:30 p.m.NBCHeinz Field
Monday, Sep. 23   
Oakland at Denver5:40 p.m.ESPNSports Authority Field


Leave a comment Comments → 23
  1. sluggo42 says:

    I love those old clips, reminds me of when I wasn’t so damn old…

  2. Southendzone says:

    Love this game day format with the video links and full game schedule. Nice work!

    They guy who put that youtube together did a great job. Hopefully the link stays active for more than 30 minutes before the NFL gets it yanked.

  3. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I like the week 2 Seahawks highlights video. Especially at the beginning when Kaep is starting to act like he is shaving his eye brow as Wilson says to him- “You better get used to it.” Lol.

  4. Good Stuff, Todd Dybas! Welcome to the blog!

  5. Was just looking at Jax roster

    Justin Forsett
    Jason Babin
    Winston Guy
    Will Blackmon
    Kyle Knox

    Gus Bradley
    Jedd Fisch
    Todd Wash

    Looks like ‘Seahawks South’. Should be a good party after the game.

  6. SandpointHawk says:

    Bacon? We get bacon with the blog now? Halleluiah…

  7. Dukeshire says:

    I like the format, Todd.

    Under Harbaugh, coming off a loss, SF has an average margin of victory of 17 points. Indy could be in trouble today…

  8. The “new guy” brings BACON? I embrace him as family. I like the Primer. Good start, Todd. Welcome aboard.

  9. Mmm… bacon.

    More Florida-Seattle connections:

    DC Dan Quinn – FL Gators 2011-12
    DT Tony McDaniel – Jax 2006-08, Miami 2009-12
    DT/(Tazmanian Devil) Michael Bennett – Tampa 2009-12

    Thats a big chunk of our new D line composed of Florida boys.

    Read more here:

  10. Sorry for the cross-post —

    but I just found this great video online of Michael Bennett warming up for the game:

  11. stingray77 says:

    I like this a lot Todd, Great Job !

  12. SeahawkFan12 says:

    LOVE the new format, Todd! Keep up the great work.

  13. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Thanks Todd! The blog is looking good!! I remember that Oilers game like it was yesterday.

    @confuscious, we have to take games one at a time, I very much know that some big game in February is taking place 20 mins from my house.

  14. New format’s awesome, keep it up!

  15. JazBadAzz says:

    Awesome work here Todd, im impressed!

    Bacon, Randy Watson aka sexual chocolate, Bahahahaaa!

  16. montanamike2 says:

    Good gameday stuff Todd! This might be a great day to check out our depth.

  17. Change is often frightening. In this case, I find it very refreshing.

    Welcome, Todd. Your timing is impeccable.

  18. JazBadAzz says:

    MikeFromNewJersey happy Birthday man! I had some good news as well. I’m in Illinois and my birthday is coming up pretty soon. I can’t afford to fly out to the Clink, so my wife bought tickets to take me to the Colts vs Seahawks game. Im stoked, I try and catch all the games in my area. Unfortunately I will not make the Rams Monday nighter due to work but Im still happy nevertheless!

  19. edstang45 says:

    Great stuff Todd, a great blog just got better…kinda like our hwaks baby…Me thinks were gonna enjoy your leadership Todd

  20. An improvement? I like it.

  21. Hey jaz, good on the wife.
    Noticed you said “take” you to the game. Even better.

  22. seatowntp says:

    Dear Todd, I realize this is a bit premature, but if you keep this up, you better pack your bags. . . that’s ESPN calling. Great effort! I am fired up!

  23. What is the over/under on the new guy being a chiver?

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