In my story today, they met daily at practice at the University of Texas, with Seattle safety Earl Thomas winning some and Cleveland Colt McCoy proclaiming victory other times.
Now the two former Longhorns will meet on the field as second-year pros for the first time in the NFL.
“He would never say it, but he kind of kicked off my career in a way,” Thomas said. “In the spring game (my freshman year), I picked him off for like 50 (yards) – he was chasing me to the end zone. I kind of did him bad right there. But he’s always saying it was a (pass interference) call – you know how quarterbacks are. But he’s a good guy, though.”
Of course, McCoy offers a slightly different version of that story.
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“Yeah he picked us off,” McCoy said. “He should. He’d seen all of our plays all spring.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com focuses on quarterback Tarvaris Jackson’s effort to get back on the practice field in Wednesday’s practice report.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that the Seahawks have been good in short yardage situations this season.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times talks to former Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, who will be in the TV booth for Fox calling the Seahawks game at Cleveland.
Art Thiel of SportspressNW.com says there’s not many players left from the Mike Holmgren era, as the Seahawks face the his team, the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that three years removed from the Holmgren era, Seahawks head coach’s rebuilding effort is headed in the right direction.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says Seattle’s young secondary will have to step up with Marcus Trufant done for the season.
Brian Burke at the New York Times’ Fifth Down blog gives Seattle a 34 percent win probability at Cleveland.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports writes the Seahawks were just fine with not getting involved in the Carson Palmer sweepstakes.
Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post has a great read about the dangers of not having a general manager in place, focusing on Oakland’s deal with Cincinnati to get Carson Palmer. It does not make my Raiders look good.