I made it to the practice facility today and will file a report from practice this afternoon. The rumor mill continues to churn on where Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren will land once he finished this season and take a year off to spend time with family.
The latest rumor to gain some steam has Holmgren possibly taking a GM position with Washington and joining former Seahawks coach Jim Zorn, now the head coach in Washington.
Washington post reporter Jason La Confora explores the possibilities of a Holmgren-Zorn partnership in Washington.
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He's the one guy who could fit the Snyder profile of a big-splash name (yeah, Snyder finally ended up with Zorn last time, but after 30 days of interviewing higher-profile candidates). Holmgren would be an older, vastly experienced coach -- the kind that Snyder has gone to in the past. Holmgren could fill that head coach/team president role that Joe Gibbs did. Holmgren could be in charge of personnel. He's leaving the Seahawks after the season as part of a process put in place a year ago, and though he's never been an East Coast guy, I hear that's not as big a stumbling block as some might think.
I think this scenario seems unlikely because all of Holmgren's family is on the West Coast. But perhaps a chance to mold a team would be enticing enough for Holmgren to take a look.
Our own columnist John McGrath pens a nice eulogy for friend and former TNT colleague Mike Kahn, who passed away on Wednesday. Kahn covered the Seattle Sonics for The News Tribunes for several years during the 1980s and 1990s. Most recently he served as the managing editor and columnist for Seahawks.com, along with contributing NBA columns to Fox Sports.com.
I worked with Kahn for a short time at CBS.sportsline, and we talked a lot when he would come up to cover games during the time I covered the Sonics last season. He was a good reporter, and an even better human being. He was friendly, opinionated and passionate about Seattle sports. And he was a bulldog of a reporter. He will be missed.
Former TNT reporters John Clayton and Bart Wright pay their respects to Kahn here.
Deion Branch says he would like to return to Seattle next season, and believes the Seahawks still have enough talent to make the playoffs next season.
Steve Vallos deals with the ups and downs in starting for the first time in his career, Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald reports.
A in-depth preview of the Jets-Seahawks game.
New York Daily News columnist Vic Ziegel says the Jets can't afford to coast out West.
New York Jets running back Thomas Jones is a man few words, but still the motivating force for his team, reports Brian Costello of the New York Post.
Ex-Seahawk Bryce Fischer talks about playing for Holmgren with KJR's Dave "Softy" Mahler in this audio link.
San Francisco 49ers
John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle says 49ers left tackle Joe Staley has lived up to expectations.
More Crumpacker: Frank Gore is a game-time decision.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat takes a look at the different changes that have taken place since Mike Singletary took over.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News asks if veteran receiver Isaac Bruce is underrated.
Longtime 49ers radio play-by-play announcer Joe Starkley will step down at the end of the season, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic writes a nice story on the perseverance of special teamer Sean Morey, who made the Pro Bowl this season.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports on the Cardinals working to become stronger mentally.
St. Louis Rams
Rams offensive lineman Jacob Bell says he's not shrinking, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis post-Dispatch reports.
Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell says Mike Martz should get his due for his work in St. Louis.
Despite missing several games Stephen Jackson could still reach the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth straight time, Steve Korte of the Belleville Democrat reports.