Countdown to kickoff

Greetings from Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, where the Seahawks are preparing to play their third preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The schedule might say it’s the preseason, but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and his Vikings counterpart, Brad Childress, are treating this as the final tune-up for their team’s regular-season openers. The starters for both teams are scheduled to play into the third quarter.

For the Seahawks, that means the reworked left side of the offensive line – tackle Mansfield Wrotto and guard Mike Gibson – will have to find a way to give Matt Hasselbeck time to go through his progressions while working against Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and tackle Kevin Williams.

For the defense, that means dealing with Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson, and doing a better job of getting off the field than the Seahawks did against the Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans the past two weeks.

Pardon the lateness, and shortness, of this, but we’re experiencing the usual techical difficulties at the Metrodome.

For more on how the Seahawks also need to communicate better in the game, click here.


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