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Morning links: Giants pose difficult challenge

Dave Boling of The News Tribune provides a nice rundown of Seattle’s injury issues, and gives us a couple thoughts from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on facing the New York Giants on Sunday.

“It’s a very difficult team to play against,” Carroll said. “Very challenging, the stuff they do, the people they have. So, it’s an intricate game plan, but the guys worked really hard. We had a couple really good days here to finish out the week, so we’re ready to go.”

One thing that Carroll is concerned with is the Giants are a solid team in terms of scheme on both sides of the ball.

“They do a lot of really good stuff, hard stuff,” Carroll said. “So it taxes you. They’ve been around a long time; they have a long-standing staff with a really good system. They know how to attack on both sides of the football. You just have to be really sharp and be ready for a lot of stuff.”

Mike Florio of interviews Sidney Rice. Check out the audio file here.

Clare Farnsworth of offers this report from Friday’s practice.

ESPN’s Mike Sando says the Seahawks are better prepared for Williams’ injury, providing snap counts for the team’s top five receivers through four games.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports previews the game in the video below.

Zach Berman of the New Jersey Star-Ledger writes that Giants running back D.J. Ware will get a chance to tote the rock with Brandon Jacobs doubtful for Sunday’s game because of a knee injury.

Former Seahawk Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle takes Cleveland’s Peyton Hillis to task for not playing with strep throat. Wyman lists the litany of ailments he played with during his career, all of which appear much worse than Hillis’ sickness.

He then throws in for good measure the fact that former teammate safety Paul Moyer suffered a rupture testicle during a game but still played and did not tell trainers because he knew they would take him out. Those were different times.

Paul Daugherty of Sport Illustrated writes that the NFL had become boring with all the commercials and stoppage time in between plays, along with mediocre play. I disagree with his premise, but I’m a football game and just enjoy watching the game. What are your thoughts? We’ve seen what happened with the XFL when people try to trick the game up.

The Oakland Raiders team web site confirms that team owner Al Davis has passed. He was 82. No matter what your opinions were of the man during his six decades of involvement in the league, there’s no arguing that Davis did things his way, and had some major accomplishments in the league.

Josh Dubrow of the Associated Press provides a nice overview of Davis' career.