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(via espn.com)Panthers WR Steve Smith has a reputation for having a bit of a temper.His fierce competitive nature has made him one of the best receivers in the NFL, but it’s also led to a history of fights — including several with his own teammates, with Smith sending members of his own team to the hospital on three separate occasions.So ESPN’s E:60 decided to do a profile on Smith’s upbringing, in an attempt to figure out where that seething rage comes from. And when reporter Chris Connelly brought up Smith’s most infamous incident – his 2008 fight with Ken Lucas – he was pretty much putting himself in harm’s way. When Connelly dares to push Smith to talk about Lucas, you can actually see the rage flip get switched inside Smith’s head.For an interminable 9 seconds, it looks like Smith might just rip Connolly’s head off before thinking better of it.VIDEO AFTER THE JUMPYikes. I would not want to get into it with that guy.
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Before the season began this looked like it may be a Thursday night match-up that would go fairly unnoticed. Now, almost to the half-way point of the season, this contest between both 4-2 squads looks like it will have major implications. Implications that go beyond who wins the division and who goes to the playoffs. Rather, a match-up that may determine who the next dominant...
Photo from @davidlombardiSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gained some fame this week after mocking Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Twitter.Now you have check out the truck that his Mother drives. Talk about impressive.Stanford and Seahawks fans, you’ll love what Richard Sherman’s mom’s truck looks like twitter.com/davidmlombardi…— David Lombardi (@davidmlombardi...
The Seattle Seahawks will be without two players for their Thursday
night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers; offensive lineman John Moffit
(knee), and reserve defensive back Byron Maxwell (hamstring). However, Seattle
has announced that safety Kam Chancellor will play despite being limited this
week by an ankle injury, reports the Associated Press.
The Carolina Panthers have ruled out cornerback Chris Gamble for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.Linebacker Jon Beason is “very doubtful,” according to Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the team has placed nine-year veteran cornerback Chris Gamble on injured reserve with a torn right labrum in his right shoulder.
Gamble, the team's all-time leader in interceptions, sat out the last two games with the injury.
Rivera says Gamble will need surgery.
The Panthers are also waiting to make a decision on whether to place middle linebacker...
While he and his team might be playing the 49ers in a nationally televised game on Thursday night, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman already has achieved a fair level of notoriety on the interwebs this week after he tweeted a photo of himself appearing to taunt Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following Seattle’s impressive 24-23 victory over New [...]
Bump in the Road
I’m sure most people out there are as frustrated as I am with that disappointing Seahawks loss to the 49ers on Thursday night. Once again the defense did its job and the offense just never seemed to find its groove.
The Seahawks are now 0-3 against NFC West opponents which is a problem, however let’s just sit back and take our hands away from the panic button...
HEART WASN'T IN IT
Following the team's win over the Seahawks Thursday night, 49ers guard Alex Boone said this about Seattle's defense: "We just kind of felt them start to give up a little bit."
For the past decade the NFC West has been regarded as the worst division in football. The Rams haven't been any good since Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk left. The 49ers have been concussed since Steve Young retired. Seattle had a brief shining moment making it to the Super Bowl with Matt Hasselbeck and Shawn Alexander in 2005 but haven't been relevant since. The...
The Patriots found out the hard way that CenturyLink Field is a tough place to play football games. But does Seattle truly have the NFL's biggest home-field advantage?
According to Andrew Mooney from the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective, they do. According to the study, the Seahwaks gain the most from playing at home while the Patriots hardly gain anything...
One of the best match-ups of the week on Thursday night. How nice to put that at a time when players only have three days rest.
I’ve said elsewhere that it was the rampant Peter King fluffing that turned me against Russell Wilson. I know that’s not really a fair thing to hold against someone. Wilson is just being himself. If he happens to charm some reporters who skew their coverage...
This one hurt
The Seattle Seahawks were in prime time again Thursday, heading to San Francisco to take on the division rival 49ers. It was a battle of top defenses and a battle for first place in the division, two races the Seahawks lost over the course of the night.
It was a painful loss as the Seahawks had several opportunities to extend their lead or to take the lead back from...
Patrick Willis had no chance last December to do his part in stopping Marshawn Lynch and helping keep San Francisco’s impressive streak alive: 36 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.The All-Pro linebacker missed last season’s second meeting with the division-rival Seattle Seahawks, sidelined for three games with an injured right hamstring.And San Francisco’s run...
The Thursday Night games have been pretty boring this year, with few reasons to watch other than fantasy and gambling implications. This week might be the exception, as the Seahawks travel to face the 49ers.
Every week I'm profiling one sparsely-owned player from Thursday's game that you can (notice I'm not saying should) pick up and start. Ya know, get your...
LAST WEEK: 6-8
SEASON: 55-36 (60%)
The Seahawks are coming off a huge win against the Pats and the 49ers are coming off a really rough loss to the Giants, but San Francisco's defense is just too good to lose to Russell Wilson no matter how good the Seattle defense plays.
Both of these teams were big underdogs in their...