It should be interesting at the Seahawks facility today as head coach Mike Holmgren addresses the media after a gloomy start to his final season as Seattle's head coach. Here's some stuff to chew on until we hear a report from Holmgren from Renton this afternoon
Our coverage from Orchard Park, NY starts with Frank Hughes laying the groundwork for a Seattle team with high expectations heading into the season opener, but with several questions left unanswered after a disappointing performance against the Bills.
Special teams play was not so special for the Seahawks, as addressed in this story. Special teams coach Brad DeHaven offers no excuses.
News Tribune columnist John McGrath reminds us that this is the only the first game of the season, and Seattle went through a similar situation in losing its opener at Jacksonville in 2005 when they advanced to the Super Bowl.
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With Nate Burleson injured Seattle had backup quarterback Seneca Wallace returning punts at the end of the game, Holmgren will have to find a replacement for Burleson this week.
Matt Hasselbeck finished 17 of 41 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Awful numbers to be sure, but he didn't have a lot of helps from his young receivers.
Buffalo News reporter Mark Gaughan gives us the Bills perspective on the special teams plays.
Free Agent pickup defensive tackle Marcus Stroud pays immediate dividends for Buffalo, totaling six tackles and a sack against a struggling Hawks offensive line.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers fumbled and stumbled their way through a 23-13 loss to NFC West foe Arizona, according to Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Chronicle Ray Ratto says it's still too early to put a fork in the 49ers, but things aren't looking good.
New starting quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan was responsible for three of his team's five turnovers.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat breaks down the stats from the game here.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Somers notes that while San Francisco struggled, Arizona made all of the plays they needed to grind out a win on the road.
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune writes that forgotten in all of the trade talk about Anquan Boldin is the fact that he can still play football.
St. Louis Rams
Same as it ever was for the Rams, who looked like the 3-13 team they were last season in a lackluster performance against the Eagles.
Post-Disptach columnist Bernie Miklasz says losing is one thing, but not trying is even worse.