It was the MCL Sprain Heard ‘Round the Emerald City. When Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck went down after Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson rolled into his knee after being pushed to the ground by fullback Mack Strong, Seahawks Nation held its collective breath and waited for a verdict it already knew.
October 24, 2006
At times, the moves teams make on cut days are as obvious as anything – the losers of strength, speed and agility tests in training camp and in the preseason fall by the wayside, as they should. Occasionally, however, the release of a player, even a "fringe player", probably destined to be no better than a third-string quarterback in the NFL, raises the eyebrows, and ire, of a collective fanbase.
August 28, 2006
For a man who appears to have dropped some weight over the offseason, Mike Holmgren has suffered through a few Full Meal Deals he wasn't expecting this summer. The most recent gutbomb happened on Thursday, when starting tight end Jerramy Stevens tore the meniscus cartilage in his left knee and will be lost to the team for six weeks.
August 18, 2006
One of the most compelling dramas of the NFL preseason is the Personnel Shuffle. Players fight for position and employment, as the game within the game reveals a near-desperate quality. These nine current Seahawks are all jockeying for something - a roster spot, a leap up the depth chart, or a way into a starting role. Who are you watching this preseason?
August 11, 2006
With Saturday's scrimmage at Cheney's Woodward Field behind him, and this Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys ahead, Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren took stock after a weekend in which he finally saw his team in front of a big crowd for the first time since Super Bowl XL.
August 7, 2006
The quarterback is the leader of the offense and the great ones are considered coaches on the field. The Seahawks are blessed to have one of the best in the league in Matt Hasselbeck, who is entering his eighth training camp, and he shared his thoughts about how the team is coming along, some of the new faces on the team and the things he's focusing on almost a week into training camp.
August 1, 2006