Our own Dave Boling profiled defensive end Darryl Tapp and talked to him about his impressive start to the season. Tapp says that no matter what he’s smiling on the football field because he enjoys playing the game.
And hat type of attitude usually rubs off on his teammates.
“If I’m tired or beat up, he brings a smile to your face and he brings energy to our team on the field and in the locker room,” defensive tackle Craig Terrill said. “He’s one of the guys in the locker room who make me happy I share it with him.”
But Tapp also is getting it done on the football field. And with Tapp, Lawrence Jackson, and Nick Reed, along with veterans Patrick Kerney and Cory Redding, defensive end, once an issue for the team last season, is now one of the deepest positions on the roster.
So who will start at left tackle on Sunday, Kyle Williams or Damion McIntosh? Although Seahawks head coach Jim Mora says he’s leaning toward Williams, Greg Johns at Seattlepi.com discusses the possibilities.
Gregg Bell of the Associated Press says the Seahawks are shedding their image as a soft football team.
Doug Farrar of Football Outsiders breaks down Hawks linebacker Aaron Curry’s performance against Jacksonville.
Clare Farnsworth offers this practice report from Wednesday.
Some interesting moments during the Jacksonville game, captured by photographer Rod Mar of Seahawks.com.
ESPN’s Mike Sando says Hawks QB Matt Hasselbeck and Cardinals safety Adrien Wilson will be central figures in this week’s game again. Wilson delivered a couple jarring blows to Hasselbeck in Arizona’s win at Qwest Field last season. More Sando: He talks about the Arizona defense with Brock Huard and Mike Salk of ESPN 710 in this audio link.
DE Lawrence Jackson talks with KJR’s Ian Furness in this audio link.
And I talk with Furness about Wednesday’s practice and the upcoming matchup with Arizona in this audio link.