Jason Harris has been in Flagstaff all camp long bringing back all the tiffs, scrapes and everything in between. In his final camp installment, he breaks down each of the top battles and how they panned out up to the final day. Tim Hightower is much more than we thought he was, Matt Leinart runs supreme, the fullback race was no longer in the backfield and Anquan Boldin is as advertised.
August 22, 2008
While the first-team didn't see action for long, it was enough time for Matt Leinart to make a statement. His arm is still accurate and he's learned some new footwork. Leinart used some unfamiliar weapons to get the job done Thursday. But when it was time for him to hang up his helmet in place of the backups, he ended up with a 24-10 loss on his hands. Here's what worked and what didn't.
August 8, 2008
Ken Whisenhunt suffered a multitude of ups and downs on the defensive side of the ball, but was able to buckle down and produce one "A" game. The linebackers earned head-of-the-class honors while the rest of the defense has some catching up to do. Here is a look how defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast's unit graded out.
January 19, 2008
Ken Whisenhunt patched a lot of holes in his first season as the Cardinals' head coach. Consider the defensive line a work in progress. Arizona received inconsistent play from the nose tackle position, while ends Darnell Dockett and Antonio Smith slumped during the team's playoff push.
January 10, 2008
The injury news keeps getting worse for the Seahawks. Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander are back, but leading receiver Darrell Jackson will miss the Thursday night game against San Francisco with a turf-toe injury. Starting left guard Floyd Womack will also miss the game after aggravating a groin injury.
December 12, 2006
Perhaps the most famous of all NFL referees due to his bodybuilder's physique, legal career, stellar on-field reputation, and lengthy penalty explanations (only Mike Carey rivals him in the latter category – perhaps he thinks he's making closing arguments on the field?), Ed Hochuli will be the Zebra in charge when the Seahawks take the field in St. Louis this Sunday.
October 14, 2006
As the Seahawks moved to a new level in preparation for Sunday night's contest with the Indianapolis Colts, Mike Holmgren's thoughts were primarily on the players he's getting back this week, those coming back next week, those dinged up more recently and out for a few days, and the elimination of the mistakes that marked Seattle's 13-3 loss to the Cowboys in last Saturday's preseason opener.
August 16, 2006
Anonymity is one of the hallmarks of any scout's life. Without a quick glance through a team's official site or media guide, even the most devoted fan would be hard-pressed to name any of the men who do the gruntwork in preparation for his team's draft each year. But it is these humble soldiers, spread to the four winds, who follow a team's directives and assemble all the information needed.
May 21, 2006