Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, Sept. 14:
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times revisits a training camp discussion with Tom Cable, when the Seahawks’ first-year assistant head coach/offensive line coach said there would be growing pains for his unit: “I keep saying, if you hear me, the system has to kind of start in infancy and grow just like we all do as humans,” he said. Offers O’Neil: “Crawl before you walk, walk before you run and expect some scrapes along the way. Not everyone was listening, though. It was easier to talk yourself into the possibility that things were going to be OK even as evidence piled up in August indicating otherwise.”
Eric Williams of the News Tribune takes a look at the roster moves made by the team on Tuesday, as well as the next opponent – the Steelers. Says Williams: “With fullback Michael Robinson unavailable for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh because of a second-degree ankle sprain, (Eddie) Williams likely will see some playing time. Williams was on Cleveland’s practice squad to begin this season.”
John Boyle at the Everett Herald examines how Tarvaris Jackson’s survival skills make the QB a good fit for the Seahawks’ still-growing offense. Says Boyle: “Something became evident over the course of the preseason and Sunday’s regular-season opener. Tarvaris Jackson is the right man for the Seahawks quarterback job. And that’s not necessarily because Jackson is a good quarterback — though despite some people’s shouts for backup Charlie Whitehurst, it’s way too early to know if Jackson will succeed in Seattle. No, Jackson is the right man for the job because, well, he has a chance to survive the job.”
Here at Seahawks.com, we’ve got one last look back at the loss to the 49ers in Sunday’s opener in Ben Malcolmson’s weekly view “From the Sidelines.” There’s also a feature on Jameson Konz, who is becoming the epitome of a practice-squad player; an “Up Next” look at the Steelers; and a Tuesday in Hawkville recap.