Greetings, sorry for the lateness of the links, but I had a Mariners conference call to listen in on this morning and unlike Eric, I don't have a two young children to roust me out of bed at 6 a.m.
A quick note: I will be piloting the blog this week. As some of you know I was gone all of last week, now this week Eric must take his mandatory unpaid week off. So I'm in charge. I feel like a substitute teacher: I know there's going to be trouble ahead, and there's really nothing I can do about it.
Anyway, Seahawks head coach Jim Mora is scheduled to meet with the media as usual around 2 p.m. I will try and post an update of that.
Let's get to the links quickly ....
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A big thanks to my buddy Doug Pacey for filling in for me, he handled the live chat (not nearly as many drinking references as me), and also he filed this story on the ludicrously awful first quarter, and he also wrote a story about Larry Fitzgerald dominating the Hawks secondary. I think I wrote the same story last two years.
Columnist Dave Boling wrote about what feels is the Hawks biggest problem -- the offensive line.
Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelley says the Hawks aren't making the playoffs.
Seattle PI columnist Art Thiel filed this column on the game.
I liked this line from it ...
Rather than perform a stupid pre-game stunt with a helmet, the defending NFC champions did it during the game when it counted, on the road where it counted more and in the division where it counted most.
Field Gulls hasthree extensive posts
on the offensive line.
From the opposing papers ...
Here's the game story from Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. The headline reads "Cards totally dominate Seahawks" it's tough to argue with that. Here's the game notebook which leads with the Cards having no pity for the Seahawks or their injury issues.
Somers also has some postgame thoughts and opinions on his Cardinals blog
Columnist Dan Bickley believes this game showed that the Cardinals are once again relevant in Super Bowl discussions. He also breaks down the "key play" of the game which was the pooch kick in the first quarter.
Columnist Scott Bordow of the East Valley Tribune has this game column including this quote from Darnell Dockett about Matt Hasselbeck.
“He just started bailing out of there,” Dockett said. “He wasn’t even looking at his receivers. I don’t think he likes playing against us.”
Here's head coach Ken Whisenhunttalking
with KTAR about the game.
Other interesting news ...