Some links to check out this morning.
Turnovers – or lack thereof – has been one of the reasons for Seattle's struggles this season, writes Frank Hughes.
One of the Seahawks' goals is to get a minimum of three turnovers a game. But through five games, Seattle only averages one turnover a game. Their one interception is last in the league, tying them with the winless Detroit Lions. By comparison, they had five interceptions through six games last season and finished with 20.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald asks, with a 1-5 record, is the golden era of Seattle Seahawks football over? Some responses:
"Do I feel the era is coming to an end? Hell, no," said safety Deon Grant, whose biggest motivation for signing with the team in March 2007 was its recent run of success. "I would never think that."
"If you're asking whether the window for this organization is closing, I would say 'No,'" defensive back Jordan Babineaux added. "Guys in this locker room are too competitive to think like that. Our record might say that we're 1-5, but we're not going to play like a 1-5 team."
Associated Press reporter Gregg Bell writes about the role reversal of Seattle, which has traditionally dominated the NFC West.
KJR's Hugh Millen and Mitch Levy join the Seattle P-I's Clare Farnsworth in the weekly Seahawks' roundtable in this audio link.
The Seattle P-I's Art Thiel writes that the 49ers job is too good for Holmgen to pass up.
Should the Seahawks take a chance on the weak knees of Daunte Culpepper? He's apparently coming out of retirement.
Just for kicks, the return of linebacker Terry Tate, asking (with authority) for you to get out and vote.
Also worth checking out, Terry Tate on vacation.
San Francisco 49ers
49ers cornerback Nate Clements breaks down the Seattle matchup.
San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Crumpacker writes that Rocky Bernard's sack on Alex Smith that injured his shoulder was the first domino that eventually toppled the 49ers and led to the firing of Mike Nolan.
More Crumpacker: New head coach Mike Singletary is not worried about making mistakes.
San Francisco offensive coordinator Mike Martz says its back to business, and that he's not upset about being passed over by Singletary for the head coaching position.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reprints his story from Aug. 5, 2007 detailing the relationship between Singletary and the late Bill Walsh.
Cardinals running back Edgerrin James is frustrated with his role on the team.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Darnell Dockett continues to demand double teams for the Cardinals.
Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin has been cleared to play, but is still questionable for Sunday.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams veteran players still suffer a hangover from a Super Bowl loss to the Patriots seven years ago. St. Louis faces the Patriots this week.
Steven Jackson is still questionable for Sunday. He participated in a walk-through Thursday, but not the full practice.
Bryan Burwell, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, says only Jackson will know if he's ready to play.