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Morning links: O-line a work in progress

Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable discusses the state of his offensive line in my story today.

Cable makes no excuses for his unit’s poor play. He says one rookie, offensive guard John Moffitt, is playing well. And he will try to get his other rookie, offensive tackle James Carpenter, up to speed by the team’s regular-season opener against San Francisco in 11 days.

But if that doesn’t happen, Cable is not shy about using other options, including reserve tackle Breno Giacomini.

“By the time we get ready to go for San Francisco we’ll do what’s best for us to win that football game,” he said. “If that means he’s (Carpenter) is able to come along in the next few weeks to get himself right – and I can get him right – then that’s what we’ll do. If not, then we’ll find someone who can, or we’ll double-team it or triple-team it. Who knows? But we’ll do what it takes to win the football game.”

John Boyle of the Everett Herald has a nice feature on Cable and his return to the Pacific Northwest. Cable’s a 1982 Snohomish High grad.

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard says chemistry along the offensive line doesn’t come together overnight in this video.

Clare Farnsworth of offers more from Tuesday’s practice in this practice report.

Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times quotes Cable saying it is “ultimatum week” for his offensive line.

ESPN’s Mike Sando discusses the reasons for keeping Golden Tate on the final roster – along with reasons for letting him go.

Brady Henderson of ESPN 710 Seattle writes that his colleague John Clayton believes Seattle could cut Golden Tate.

Two former Seahawks – defensive tackle Frank Okam and Michael Bennett – should continue to see a lot of playing time for Tampa Bay this season.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post challenges you to come with your “Gotta Have It” play in a crucial third down or red zone situation.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports takes on the stat geek in his weekly power rankings – scroll down to the bottom, that’s where you’ll find the Seahawks.