Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson returns to the starting lineup this weekend after sitting out two weeks with an ankle injury. The focus of my story today, the versatile Robinson also serves as a captain on special teams, and should help add some punch to Seattle’s running game.
The Seahawks face an Atlanta defense giving up 112 yards a contest on the ground, 20th overall in the league.
“They’re a stout defense,” Robinson said. “They’re good. They play very fast. They have linebackers that can run and hit. We just have to stay disciplined, do what we do and don’t think too much – just go play.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com passes along former NFL safety John Lynch’s thoughts on safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Lynch says the duo has a chance to be special.
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I meant to mention this yesterday, but on my way back to the media workroom I saw Thomas and Chancellor getting tips from Lynch in the hallway before the Fox production meeting that they have every week. Key players from the team meet with those guys each week in preparation for Sunday’s telecast. Again, it’s another example that both players understand what it takes to be good and are willing to listen to whoever can help improve their game.
ESPN’s Mike Sando asks scout Mike Williamson his thoughts on Seattle and where they currently sit. He things Tarvaris Jackson is terrible, but likes everything else Seattle has done, and believe they set up well heading into next year’s draft to pick up a quarterback like Andrew Luck or Matt Barkley.
Ben Muth of Football Outsiders takes a closer look at Seattle offensive line. This one is definitely worth a read. Muth breaks down each player's performance on the offensive line against Arizona last week.
Pat Kirwan breaks down the Hawks-Falcons contest for CBS Sports in the video below.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Falcons will work hard to stick to the 15 scripted plays at the start of games. The Falcons have only yielded a field goal on opening drives this season. The Seahawks have yet to score on an opening drive.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated writes about Matt Hasselbeck’s resurgence in Tennessee.
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network says Seattle letting Matt Hasselbeck go in free agency was a mistake.