Several media outlets are reporting on the possible return of Koren Robinson to the Seattle Seahawks to help fill the void at wide receiver. We're still waiting for the official word from the Seahawks.
However, there's been reports that Robinson is in town and just needs to pass a physical and the Seahawks will be ready to pick him up.
That may be premature, however, as the two sides still need to come to terms on what the financial arrangement will be, and how long Robinson will be around.
But if Robinson is in shape and has taken care of his off-the-field issues, I believe with his knowledge of coach Mike Holmgren's offensive system and his speed he could really help Seattle.
It would seem natural that Robinson would play split end and run all of the stretch routes from the outside, with Courtney Taylor and Michael Bumpus filling in at flanker. Then you could still use Billy McMullen, who played better than expected in his first action, as another outside receiver on four-receiver sets.
We'll see what the Seahawks decide to do, and I'll have another report later today once an announcement is made.
Those wanting to ship Taylor on the first bus out of town may be premature as well. There's a reason Taylor continues to see the field - he can play. And I think as he gets more reps he'll start to make some plays in the passing game.
The reason why he's struggling is the expectations are probably too high for him right now. He's expected to perform as the No. 1 receiver, but he's really more of a third or fourth receiver in terms of his development. If Deion Branch and Bobby Engram were healthy the transition would have been much easier for Taylor, but his weaknesses have been exposed because of Seattle's lack of depth.
But as the season goes on he'll make some plays. And the pass in the end zone where Taylor was supposedly dogging it? Harold Carmichael in his prime couldn't have caught that ball. Believe me, Taylor wants to score touchdowns more than anyone, and if he would have had a play on the ball he would have went for it.
Frank Hughes reports on the possibility of Robinson heading back to Seattle, along with providing injury updates on Logan Payne (done for the year) and Seneca Wallace (out four weeks.
Wallace also tells Hughes that he may have pushed himself too much to try to help the team at receiver, which ended in a calf injury during pregame warm-ups.
Dave Boling laments the miserable football being played in the state of Washington right now.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald says that Holmgren has not lost faith in the Seahawks, even with the rough start.
Hugh Millen talks to KJR's Ian Furness about Seattle's breakdown at wide receiver and the defensive secondary in this audio link.
San Francisco 49ers
Mark Maiocco of The Santa Clara Press Democrat breaks down all eight sacks against San Francisco quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News said the 49ers' overtime win over Seattle helped the team build confidence in offensive coordinator Mike Martz's system.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports Anquan Boldin as proved he will not let his contract dispute with the organization affect his play on the field.
Somers also says the Cardinals have taken their 2-0 start in stride.
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports that the Cardinals will stay back east after their game on Sunday against Washington to prepare for its next opponents, the New York Jets, saving over 6,000 miles in travel.
St. Louis Rams
Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom issues an ultimatum to his team, saying that things will getter, and if they don't changes will be made.
Apparently St. Louis coach Scott Linehan got the memo. He said he expects his team to bounce back from an 0-2 against Seattle this week. Here's an excerpt:
"I'm not making any guarantees; you can call it what it is," Linehan said Monday at his weekly day-after gathering with reporters. "But in my mind, we're going to beat Seattle and we're going to right this ship. Because we don't have a choice. I don't have a choice, and neither does anybody else around here."
Wide receiver Keenan Burton is the latest injury issue for St. Louis, which already has a depleted receiving corps.