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)
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.
In this spot each week, I’d like to print a favorite Seahawks memory from a reader. So, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your favorite Seahawk memory and blog handle. We’ll hopefully start filling this space with them next week.
Recipe of the day:
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:
This week’s schedule:
|Houston at Baltimore||10 a.m.||CBS||M&T Bank Stadium|
|Detroit at Washington||10 a.m.||FOX||FedEx Field|
|San Diego at Tennessee||10 a.m.||CBS||LP Field|
|Arizona at New Orleans||10 a.m.||FOX||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|
|Tampa Bay at New England||10 a.m.||FOX||Gillette Stadium|
|Cleveland at Minnesota||10 a.m.||CBS||Mall of America Field|
|N.Y. Giants at Carolina||10 a.m.||FOX||Bank of America Stadium|
|Green Bay at Cincinnati||10 a.m.||FOX||Paul Brown Stadium|
|St. Louis at Dallas||10 a.m.||FOX||AT&T Stadium|
|Atlanta at Miami||1:05 p.m.||FOX||Sun Life Stadium|
|Buffalo at N.Y. Jets||1:25 p.m.||CBS||MetLife Stadium|
|Jacksonville at Seattle||1:25 p.m.||CBS||CenturyLink Field|
|Indianapolis at San Francisco||1:25 p.m.||CBS||Candlestick Park|
|Chicago at Pittsburgh||5:30 p.m.||NBC||Heinz Field|
|Monday, Sep. 23|
|Oakland at Denver||5:40 p.m.||ESPN||Sports Authority Field|