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Morning links: No soft landing in Pittsburgh

Dave Boling of The News Tribune tells us for Seattle to expected a motivated group when the travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers on Sunday.

Pittsburgh was drubbed by AFC North rival Baltimore 35-7, turning the ball over seven times and allowing 170 rushing yards, so they are unlikely to overlook Seattle.

The Seahawks one hope could be some make-up calls, with Bill Leavy, the official of Super Bowl XL when Seattle suffered through some controversial calls in a 21-10 loss, will surprisingly be the official when the Seahawks take on Pittsburgh.


“We would be reluctant to suggest in print to Seahawks fans that Leavy owes you one – a super large one, at that.

“Except that he kind of brought it up. He’s admitted that Feb. 5, 2006, was not his finest hour, and he “kicked” some calls in Pittsburgh’s 21-10 Super Bowl XL win over Seattle.

“So, if Tarvaris Jackson wants to make a low block or Mike Williams wants to shove off in the end zone, or a tackle is tempted to hold … it might be worth giving it a try.”

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Seattle’s upcoming contest against the Steelers could offer a temporary fix for Pittsburgh after a humbling loss at Baltimore.

Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle says the Seahawks lost the battle of hidden yardage.

Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle still is sipping the Haterade on Seattle’s defense because they played well against a conservative offense in San Francisco. He’s waiting to see what they do against Pittsburgh.

Clare Farnsworth of takes look at what worked and what didn’t work in Sunday’s game at San Francisco.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives Seattle a D+ for their performance against San Francisco.

Hey, some Week 2 power rankings are out! Pro Football Weekly ranks Seattle as the worst team in the league.

KJR’s Ian Furness and Hugh Millen discuss the Seahawks game in this audio link.