The Seahawks will begin in earnest today to try and put the pieces back together after finding out Nate Burleson and Rob Sims are lost for the season. Here's a look at Seattle and other teams in the NFC West heading into Week 2.
Frank Hughes details the many moves Seattle made on Tuesday and Seattle's plans moving forward.
John McGrath suggests Seattle may have an answer to the team's receiver needs on the defensive side of the ball in cornerback and kick returner Josh Wilson.
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Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald breaks down the team's problems at receiver here.
Dave "Softy" Mahler of KJR AM talks to Nate Burleson about his season-ending injury in this audio link.
And Elise Woodward of KJR AM catches up with Walter Jones and talks about the team's struggles against Buffalo in this audio link.
San Francisco 49ers
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat writes that the 49ers are likely to announce that they are placing Alex Smith on the season-ending injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. Maiocco also says San Francisco will sign quarterback Jamie Martin as a back-up, who has experience in Mike Martz's offensive system.
With Seattle licking its wounds and looking vulnerable, media folks like Clark Judge of CBS Sports and Scott Bordow of the East Valley Tribune say it might be Arizona's time to rise up and take over the NFC West.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic writes that the Cardinals are trying to achieve a balance between quarterback Kurt Warner's gunslinger mentality and the conservative approach of head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who cut his teeth in the run-oriented offense of Pittsburgh.
St. Louis Rams
Marshall Faulk had some strong words on the state of his former team in a radio interview this week.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Torry Holt will look to get move involved in the offense this week.