Good morning. I’m headed back to the Pacific Northwest, but I wanted to post some reaction to Seattle’s 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers in the team’s exhibition opener.
Here’s my game story from last night.
And in my notebook I focus on the impressive effort of rookie running back Christine Michael.
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Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that Tarvaris Jackson was almost perfect in the second half.
ESPN’s Mike Sando offers his take on the game here.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provides some notes and thoughts on the game.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com recaps the game.
The “Predictalator” gives Seattle a 7.2 percent chance to win the Super Bowl this year.
Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post has the Seahawks ranked No. 3 in his preseason NFL power rankings.
Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports writes in his profile on California Lt. Governer Gavin Newsom that he offered to serve as a character witness for Marshawn Lynch regarding his DUI charge for the league office. Newsom was at Lynch’s football camp when I was down there in July. “For him to take the time out to talk to the commissioner about me is something I will never forget," says Lynch, whose case is still unresolved. “For Gavin to be the second-most powerful person in California and [still] talk to a kid from Oakland and help me learn about business, it tells you what kind of character he has.”
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com offers some thoughts on the competition at receiver for the 49ers (Marlon Mooore played well, while first round pick A.J. Jenkins struggled).
Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about Brian Banks’ debut with the Falcons.
Former Seahawks defensive linemen Jay Richardson and Baraka Atkins are looking to resurface in the NFL with the Saints.