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At long last, the Seahawks will be playing their first game of the regular season tomorrow. Here’s a few things to keep in mind as they take on the Cardinals:
1) The offensive line is Arizona’s weakest unit.
With their starting left tackle Levi Brown and best backup tackle (and former starting right tackle) Jeremy Bridges on injured reserve, the Cardinals will be forced to rely on D’Anthony Batiste and Bobby Massie to keep their quarterback upright. Massie, a fourth-round rookie and the team’s new starting right tackle, will likely have his share of problems, but the guy who should really have the Seahawks’ new crop of pass rushers licking their chops is Batiste at the left tackle spot.
Batiste is a 30 year old player with minimal regular season experience. After going undrafted in 2004, he spent two years playing in the AF2 and being rejected by CFL teams, then spent the next few seasons bouncing between various teams’ practice squads and 53-man rosters before landing this st...
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Not many follow offensive lineman as much as I do, but let me tell you Russell Wilson is already facing a huge uphill battle. Wilson had to first beat out the overpriced Matt Flynn and becoming the starting quarterback in Seattle. Now, he will have to make a case as a good rookie quarterback with a seventh round defensive tackle as his starting guard. Yes, you...
The Cardinals' glut at cornerback was a well-worn topic throughout the preseason. As many as five guys were competing for the slot opposite Patrick Peterson, and the club felt confident enough in its current players that it traded one-time 2011 starter A.J Jefferson to Minnesota last week for a conditional 2013 draft pick.
I know were better than we were last year, depth-wise...
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch reportedly will not be suspended this season by the NFL for an off-season DUI. Lynch, who was questionable for the opening game against the Arizona Cardinals with back spasms, will be available to the Seahawks today, according to CBSSports.com and ESPN.com on Sunday. The Cal product could have been suspended by the league for personal...
Good news for fantasy football owners that happen to own Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch because according to a report issued by ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, the back who went into beast mode the entire second half of last season will get the start today against NFC West rival Arizona.
Lynch has been dealing with some back issues and has been limited in practice...
Any Given Sunday…
Arizona 20, Seattle 16
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 9, 2012
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
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What can you say about a game like today’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals besides, “Wow…?” The season got off to a very rough start for the Seahawks, who dropped...
Replacement officials in a game between Arizona and Seattle needed several minutes to determine whether the Seahawks had any timeouts left after calling one in the closing seconds.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called timeout with 30 seconds left, but the officials had announced three plays earlier Seattle used its last one when receiver Doug Baldwin was injured.
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According to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells has been listed as questionable on the injury report because of a hamstring injury.
RB Beanie Wells added to injury list as questionable with hamstring. He, Adam Snyder, Greg Toler only questionables on Cards’ list. #AZvsSEA
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 7, 2012
Quarterbacks John Skelton and Jake Locker were injured in season openers Sunday, while Rams tackle Rodger Saffold was carted off the field with a neck injury.
Skelton won the Cardinals' starting job in the preseason, just as Locker did in Tennessee. But Skelton was sidelined with a right ankle injury in the fourth quarter of a 20-16 win over Seattle.
Locker also went out in...
Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson wasn't exactly impressive in Week 1, completing 18-of-34 for 153 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Wilson ran for 20 yards on eight carries but he also lost a fumble and threw a pick. Don't anoint the rookie a QB1 just yet.
THE COUGARS’ OFFENSIVE LINE had a less-than-memorable performance in its home opener against Eastern Washington. But coach Mike Leach has no intention of letting the debacle fade into crimson oblivion.
Well, that wasn't quite what we expected. Russell Wilson's first half left much to be desired, though he did bounce back and have a nice second half -- and incredible field position thanks to the kick return prowess of Leon Washington. But where was the red zone offense? Where were the conversion opportunities? And where was the pass defense? These are questions that need...