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Archives: Jan. 2009

Jan.
28th

Morning links: Marshall interviews for Raiders job

Here’s some links to check out before I head of to the Pittsburgh interview session.


Here’s my story from Tampa. I caught up with ex-Seahawks Jerheme Urban and Chike Okeafor.


The TNT’s Dave Boling says the Seahawks must focus on getting healthy and rebuild the team in Jim Mora’s image in order to return to the Super Bowl.


Ex-Seahawks defensive coordinator John Marshall will interview for the Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator position vacated when Rob Ryan left to join the Cleveland Browns, according to this report.


ESPN’s John Clayton talked with KJR’s

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Jan.
27th

Proud papa Fitzgerald covers son in Super Bowl

Tampa, Fla. – Larry Fitzgerald Sr.’s recorder was ready. But nearly 40 minutes had past, and he hadn’t pushed the record button since the media availability started for the Pittsburgh Steelers interview session at Super Bowl XLII Tuesday afternoon.

A longtime reporter for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, a black-owned, weekly newspaper that’s served the community for 75 years, Fitzgerald has covered 28 Super Bowls. However, now the older Fitzgerald has become what most journalists try to avoid – he’s the story.

But it’s easy to understand why reporters were clamoring for Fitzgerald attention, with his son, Larry Fitzgerald, the star receiver for the Arizona Cardinals and one of the players most likely to impact the game on Sunday.

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Jan.
27th

Ex-Seahawk Okeafor a new man


A student of martial arts who dabbles in alternative medicine, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Chike Okeafor says he’s on to other things now since his playing days in Seattle.


“You can’t always train the same way,” Okeafor said during the Arizona Cardinals media session at Super Bowl XLIII here in Tampa. “You’ve got to shock the body and reinvent yourself.


“You know what? Honestly I can’t even break out all of my secrets of the trade, I guess. So maybe when I retire I’ll write a book about them.”


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Jan.
27th

Rang on Senior Bowl

We’re in Day 2 of the Super Bowl, which includes on-the-field availability with every player on the two teams, and usually brings some interesting questions from the media. It should be an interesting day, and I’ll have reports from both camps after the interview sessions are over.

However, here’s some stuff to chew on while the interview sessions are going on.

I caught up with Rob Rang from nfldraftscout.com last night and got his assessment on some of the players who performed well at the Senior Bowl last week. As always, Rang offered a treasure trove of information on these athletes.

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Jan.
26th

Steelers at ease; Cardinals maintain poise

With both press conferences for Pittsburgh and Arizona finished, most of us print guys are hammering at our keyboards in the media room, trying to meet our deadlines for tomorrow’s paper.

But I wanted to take a break to give you my thoughts on today’s press conference.

Pittsburgh had its briefing first, and I was very impressed with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. When you hear him speak, it’s hard to believe he’s only 34 years old. He speaks with a commanding voice and seems very comfortable talking in front of the press corps.

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Jan.
26th

Hill releases statement on marijuana charge

It looks like the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Leroy Hill have begun to try and repair the damage done to Hill’s reputation when he was found passed out behind the wheel of a car in a major intersection of Atlanta at 4 a.m. Saturday morning.



Hill released this statement through the team today after his Saturday morning incident in Atlanta where he was arrested for a misdemeanor marijuana possession.


"I want to apologize to my family, my teammates, the Seahawks organization and fans. I am embarrassed by the incident Saturday morning and the poor judgment

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Jan.
26th

Morning links: Greetings from Tampa Bay

Good morning. Thanks to our columnist Dave Boling going on injured reserve I’m filling in for him here in Tampa Bay this week and covering the Super Bowl.

I’ll have regular reports throughout the day on the happenings during Super Bowl XLIII, including interviews from former players and other people of note that I bump into.

So far I’ve seen ex-players Michael Irvin and Randy Cross making the rounds in the media room. I’ll try to catch up with a few ex-players and get their perspective on this week’s game, along with their take on the Seahawks transition with Jim Mora now leading the team on the field.

Let me know what other coverage you’d like to see during the week and I’ll do my best to accommodate your request. Let’s get to the links.

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Jan.
24th

Hill faces marijuana charge


Here’s my story for Sunday.


BY ERIC D. WILLIAMS

Eric.williams@thenewstribune.com

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with marijuana possession in an Atlanta suburb after police there found the Seahawks linebacker passed out behind the wheel, authorities from the Douglas County Sheriffs told the Associated Press.


Police found Hill passed out behind the wheel at about 4 a.m. on Saturday at a major intersection in suburban Atlanta.


Douglas County Sheriff Sgt. Dwayne Taylor said officers found less than one

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