Good morning. I had a restful week off, but it’s good to be back. Thanks to Dave Boling for filling in for me.
Speaking of Dave, he pens an engaging profile of Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove, chronicling the twists and turns in his seven-year NFL career. That journey includes a long battle with drug and alcohol addition and the recent, tragic death of his brother Terrence.
Boling: Sitting in a corner cubicle of the Seahawks locker room at team headquarters, Hargrove was comfortable telling his story, perhaps because he is driven by it morning until night.
“For me, it’s about waking up every day and doing my best, and when I lay down at night, I want to look back at my day and say I accomplished something,” he said. “I made some poor choices in my life, but now it’s all about focusing on doing the right things and earning the consequences of the good choices you make.”
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Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com catches up with former Seattle offensive lineman Edwin Bailey.
The San Francisco 49ers are now 2 ½ games ahead of Seattle in the NFC West with an impressive 25-19 win over previously undefeated Detroit on the road at Ford Field.
Of course, the Niners' win has been overshadowed by the end-of-the-game confrontation between San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh and Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz as the two shook hands at midfield, which you can see in the video below.
And the two coaches talked about the incident, with Harbaugh accepting blame for starting the situation. I do think Harbaugh could have handled things better at the end of the game, although Schwartz overreacted.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that the Curry trade was the last significant move that Al Davis had a hand in. The two team talked initially when Al Davis was alive, but late consummated the deal after Davis’ death. Along with a seventh round pick in 2012, the Seahawks could receive as high as a fourth rounder in 2013 depending on Curry’s playing time.