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Sunday primer: Questions from the Chronicle, barbecue and Zorn wants you to drink milk

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2013 at 7:00 am with 10 Comments »
September 28, 2013 9:25 pm

Good morning, football fans.

Let’s get to it:

Non-Seahawks game of the day:

Tom Brady not happy with his receivers, Pats still 3-0. / AP photo
Tom Brady not happy with his receivers, Pats still 3-0. / AP photo

New England (3-0) at Atlanta (1-2)

At 1-2, the Falcons need to figure something out in a hurry. Hosting New England shouldn’t help their cause. The upper-tier of the NFC seems to be taking shape quickly, with the Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears 3-0. The Detroit Lions are 2-1 and San Francisco is 2-2. If Atlanta wants to stay in the mix, Sunday night would be a good time to start playing better. Here’s a look at the numbers between the two.


Week 2 Seahawks highlights

Apparently, this is real.


View from the other side:

> Five questions were posed in the Houston Chronicle. The first, somewhat amusing:

1. If the Texans’ offense can’t score a touchdown against Baltimore, how can it expect to score against Seattle?

The Seahawks have the NFL’s No. 1 defense, but the Texans are playing at Reliant Stadium as opposed to M&T Bank Stadium against the Ravens. Quarterback Matt Schaub must avoid interceptions, especially those returned for touchdowns, like in the last two games. The Texans have to establish the running game to be balanced and keep the Seahawks in a guessing game. The worst thing they can do — other than turnovers — is to be ineffective on first down and leave Schaub in obvious passing situations on second and third downs.


Flashback video of the day:

Show your stuff and drink milk! All together now!


Today in bacon:
Bacon peanutella snackwich. Please, have a doctor on call.


Favorite Seahawks moment from reader Byron Peterson-Huff:

“Hey, I just got back from Vegas where, amongst other things, I had lunch at Dick’s Last Resort. The bartender was wearing a Derrick Thomas jersey and after initial “hellos, and what’ll ya have?” I inquired if he (bartender) even knew who Derrick Thomas was and whether or not he knew Thomas was the NFL’s single-game sack leader. I, of course know this because I’m a die hard Hawks fan, and, of course, watched Thomas sack Dave Krieg 7 times which is, of course, when  the record was set. BUT, one of my favorite Seahawks moments came when Thomas was a fraction of a second late, and Krieg ducking under Thomas’ grasp, hit a leaping Paul Skansi who seemed to be 15 feet in the air, over what seemed to be the entire Chiefs secondary, (to me) with a playoff spot on the line, for the game winning catch. Skansi was quoted in saying that “all he remembered was how 71,000 screaming Chiefs went silent after he caught the ball”. Skansi then spiked the ball for the only time career (163 catches). This favorite moment was made better for me because, of course, not only did the bartender know who Derrick Thomas was, but of course, he had been watching also. We then shared condolences for Mr. Thomas and in a bar known for being extremely rude to patrons, that bartender and I had good conversation about players named Derrick or Thomas.”

I expected more of these. We’re going to open this category up a bit to include your favorite Seahawks moment or your all-time starting Seahawks team. Quit slacking off and send me an email:


Recipe of the day:

Driving down the highway from the airport to my hotel near the stadium, there were large electronic billboards overhanging the road. They provide important traffic news. Saturday, it was the proper route to a barbecue in Pasadena, Texas. Not kidding.

So, we’ll go with Texas pork ribs today.


Chalk talk with Brock Huard of 710 ESPN:


Now, that’s funny (at least to me)

Keeping with the barbecue theme:


Today’s weather forecast:

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This week’s schedule:

Baltimore at Buffalo10 a.m.CBSRalph Wilson Stadium
Arizona at Tampa Bay10 a.m.FOXRaymond James Stadium
Pittsburgh at Minnesota10 a.m.CBSWembley Stadium
N.Y. Giants at Kansas City10 a.m.FOXArrowhead Stadium
Indianapolis at Jacksonville10 a.m.CBSEverBank Field
Seattle at Houston10 a.m.FOXReliant Stadium
Cincinnati at Cleveland10 a.m.CBSFirstEnergy Stadium
Chicago at Detroit10 a.m.FOXFord Field
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee1:05 p.m.CBSLP Field
Washington at Oakland1:25 Coliseum
Philadelphia at Denver1:25 p.m.FOXSports Authority Field
Dallas at San Diego1:25 p.m.FOXQualcomm Stadium
New England at Atlanta5:30 p.m.NBCGeorgia Dome
Monday, Sep. 30   
Miami at New Orleans5:40 p.m.ESPNMercedes-Benz Superdome

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. GeorgiaRay says:

    Happy Birthday Steve! Thanks Todd

  2. Dave Boling says:

    This early, it’s mostly just the inactive, injured or practice squad guys who are out on the field working out. Max Unger is in that group. He’s running lightly. I suspect that means he’s going to be out today.

  3. montanamike2 says:

    Good posts Todd. Good game day so far, I want 4-0 and send the league a message.

  4. montanamike2 says:

    I find it promising that he’s even running lightly Dave, thanks for the updates.

  5. montanamike2 says:

    I watched “1 on 1″ last night and loved the RW section. Holy cow his hands really are huge!

  6. Carlsonkid says:

    Great job on the posts Todd …

    They say Special Teams should win you 2 games a year . Today , our Special Teams have a chance to be special ! Golden Tate to the House on a return please !

    GO HAWKS !!!

  7. I wonder if the game plan might be to run, run, run to keep Watt at bay and also make it easier for a rookie right tackle.

  8. It’s good that the roof is closed with 86 degrees and 90% humidity.

  9. Southendzone says:

    Wonder if Unger running means anything, he has a tricep injury. If Boling saw him doing push-ups…then I’d be hopeful

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Thanks for the posts Todd. Looks like a good BBQ recipe. I’m going to try it later this week.

    I was thinking the same thing Carlsonkid.

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