Dave Boling of The News Tribune profiles special teams ace linebacker Heath Farwell, who is second on special teams tackles for the Seahawks in just four games played.
Boling: He was a Pro Bowl special teams performer as recently as 2009, but was cut by Minnesota at the end of training camp and was without work until mid-October when Seattle called.
“It was wild,” he said. “I was just sitting at home playing with my son and trying to stay in shape when I got a phone call (from Seattle). I flew in here on a Tuesday night, took my physical on Wednesday, practiced that afternoon, and we flew to Cleveland on Friday.”
He said he wasn’t only busy trying to learn all the special teams assignments and the defensive schemes (as a backup linebacker), he also was trying to figure out who the guys were in the cubicles next to him.
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Here’s my story on James Carpenter, who injured his left knee during a one-on-one pass protection drill in Wednesday’s practice. Breno Giacomini filled in at right tackle. We should have more information on the extent of the injury today.
Doug Kretz of Scouts Inc. offers his scouting report on the Seattle-St. Louis matchup. He predicts a 20-17 Rams victory. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
Brian Burke at the New York Times Fifth Down Blog gives Seattle a 37 percent chance of winning against the Rams.
ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at how winning more games could affect Seattle’s ability to draft a franchise quarterback next year.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com profiles Paul McQuistan, who will replace John Moffitt at right guard.
John Boyle of the Everett Herarld writes about fullback Michael Robinson and his contribution to Seattle’s improved running game.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated takes a look at who’s in and who’s out in terms of the playoffs. If Seattle can string together a couple wins they could re-enter this conversation.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com says Seattle’s energized running attack is reminiscent of Ground Chuck of the 1980s.
Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle says that Pete Carroll’s faith in offensive line coach Tom Cable is paying off.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about Sam Bradford’s bumpy sophomore season, which includes missing two games with a high ankle sprain.