Seattle Seahawks return man Leon Washington got some love in the New York Times today from former Seattle Times reporter Greg Bishop.
Washington is the focus of this profile, with Seattle facing the New York Giants on Sunday and Washington playing for New York’s other team, the Jets, at his last stop before a draft-day trade sent him to Seattle.
Washington takes a look back at the moment he injured his leg last year against Oakland, and reveals that he still has his jersey from the game, serving as a sobering reminder of that incident and all that he has overcome to get back on the field.
Washington leads the league in return yardage this season, and should be a factor in the game on Sunday, as the Giants have one of the worst punt coverage units in the league.
At least Charlie Whitehurst will have a big receiver to throw to, as Ryan Divish of The News Tribune writes the Seahawks will get receiver Mike Williams back for Sunday’s tilt against the Giants.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com quotes Williams saying his teammates have to go “above and beyond” in helping to make plays for Whitehurst in his first career start.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com profiles Kentwan Balmer, who will replace Red Bryant at defensive end.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that quarterbacks are an endangered species when it comes to playing the Giants, who already have knocked out five quarterbacks.
NFL Playbook breaks down the Giants running game heading into Sunday’s contest with Seattle in this video.
In homage to Whitehurst's first career start, check out this sketch artist as he draws the long-haired one in the video below.
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports writes that the Seahawks are one of four NFL teams with a winning record that has been outscored so far this season.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports says this year’s Giants’ unit on defense is reminiscent of the Super Bowl team three years ago.
Mark Hale of the New York Post reports the Giants defense plan to mix up the looks to try and rattle Whitehurst.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes that former safety Deon Grant has provided teammates with an inside look at the Seahawks. Although it might not help that much on offense. Only two of the starters from last year will be on the field on Sunday.
Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger takes a look at some of the key matchups for Sunday’s game.