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Morning links: Cornerback not for the sheepish

Former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle discusses the cornerback position, and why players with low self confidence should not sign up for the job.

Seahawks rookie corner Richard Sherman will get his first career start this week, and faces the daunting challenge of matching up with talented Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green.

Wyman: "You're all alone out there. Those guys like me that played in "the box" (tackle-to-tackle) have no idea how lonely it is out on that island and that's why cornerback is such a difficult position to play - especially when you're a rookie.

Adding more pressure to the position is the fact that you're covering, or trying to cover, some of the finest athletes in the world. They're usually guys that are between 6' 2" and 6' 6", run a four-point-nothing forty and can jump three-and-a-half feet in the air and have nicknames like "Mega-Tron" (Calvin Johnson-Detroit Lions).

This weekend Sherman will see Cincinnati Bengals wide-out A.J. Green who is a 6' 4" touchdown machine out of Georgia, and leads the Bengals in scoring.

Roy Lewis said he’s not concerned about easing into the game on Sunday and will be playing a full speed, as he always does.

Clare Farnsworth of offers this report from practice on Friday, including a breakdown of Seattle’s run defense statistically with Red Bryant in the lineup and without him.

ESPN’s Mike Sando likes the Seahawks 17-14 over the Bengals.

Matt Williamson of Scouts In.c offers this scouting report of the Seattle-Cincinnati contest.

The analysts from the NFL Network break down the Seahawks-Bengals game in this video link.

Clark Judge of CBS Sports picks Seattle over Cincinnati for his upset pick of the week.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer breaks down the game here and likes the Seahawks 19-16.

Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News writes that linebacker Aaron Curry is rediscovering himself in Oakland.

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports takes the Seahawks 17-14 in the video preview of the game below.