Dave Boling of The News Tribune profiles Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill. The Clemson product turns 30 in September, and has battled through off-the-field issues and injuries to remain one of the cornerstone players for the Seahawks on defense, serving as a mentor for a young linebackers unit.
Boling: Through Hill’s early seasons, Lofa Tatupu had been the leader of the defense, and Hawthorne accepted that duty when he succeeded Tatupu in the middle. Now, Hill is linebacker emeritus.
“I’ve never really had to do that; I usually just came in and played my position since there was always a leader,” he said. “This year, the guys are looking up to me. I’ve never had to be that, but it’s important to me and I’m taking on that role.”
Pro Football Weekly reports that according to a team source, Matt Flynn did the best by far out of the three Seattle quarterbacks competing for the starting job last week during OTAs of withstanding pressure and avoiding turnovers.
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Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly lists Sidney Rice as the Seahawk that will be the most heavily scrutinized player on the team this season. Edholm believes that Rice could have a bounce back year if he stays healthy and Seattle has better quarterback play.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll talks with Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of ESPN 710 Seattle in this audio link.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayarea.com declares the 49ers as his favorite to win the Super Bowl in the upcoming season.
Charles Curtis of The Daily interviews former Seahawk Patrick Kerney, who recently completed his MBA at Columbia University and wants to teach former NFL players how to defend their money.