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Morning links: Mora likes Hawks fitness


Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora was pleased with the conditioning of his players in the team’s 20-14 win over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night. Here’s what he had to say after the game.

“I thought our fitness level was good,” he said. “And I think that allowed us to play fast late in the game. And that’s how we want to be able to play. We want to be in great shape, and we want to be able to play harder, faster and longer than our opponent. And I don’t know if we did that tonight, but that’s our goal.”

TNT columnist Dave Boling says the Seahawks achieved one of their top priorities in keeping quarterback Matt Hasselbeck healthy.

Clare Farnsworth of provides this report on the game.

A video report from

Doug Farrar of breaks down the offensive and defensive schematic changes of the Seahawks.

Stats and video of the game from

Peter King of Sports Illustrated, who was a last night’s game, offers some quick thoughts via twitter, saying he thought Aaron Curry looked like he was thinking too much out there. I would agree with that.

ESPN’s Mike Sando says defensive lineman Nick Reed caught his attention.

Danny O’Neil has this feature on Aaron Curry, in which we find out the rookie linebacker and wife Jamila are expecting their first child.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Tribune says the Chargers’ starters didn’t look bad in their first action of 2009.

San Francisco

Gwen Knapp of the San Francisco Chronicle says quarterbacks Shaun Hill and Alex Smith’s relative success against Denver was a mirage because of the Bronco’s less-then-stellar pass defense.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat says the 49ers might need to explore their options at running back. Maiocco reports according to a source, running back Thomas Clayton, the team’s leading rusher during the last, two preseasons, sustained major ligament damage in right knee from Friday’s game.

Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News reports that head coach Mike Singletary praised the play of right tackle Adam Snyder.

Arizona Cardinals

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that receiver Steve Breaston had an MRI on his knee after it stiffened up on Thursday. Still no word on the results.

More Somers: Cardinals defense sees some progress after Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh.

Darren Urban of offers some notes from head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s post-game press conference.

St. Louis Rams

Samkon Gado’s 77-yard run boosts his stock in the race to back-up Stephen Jackson, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Bill Coats of the Post-Dispatch says defensive end Leonard Little set the tone for the team’s 23-20 win over the jets with an early sack.