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Morning links: More Gallery talk

It looks like the Seattle Seahawks could have some competition for offensive lineman Robert Gallery in free agency. Tom Curran of writes that he’s heard the Patriots could be interested in Gallery to fill their need for an interior lineman.

However, ESPN’s John Clayton continues to say that Gallery’s best fit is in Seattle, for obvious reasons because of his ties with new Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable, and the Seahawks’ need for a left guard.

Clare Farnsworth of debates whether Seattle had a better free agent signing than linebacker Chad Brown in the team’s history.

Former Seahawks fullback Mack Strong has one of the six toughest names in the league, according this article on

Russ Lande of the Sporting News provides some interesting evaluations on Kevin Kolb and Matt Flynn.

I think most fans would agree with what New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott had to say about the lockout to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, passed on by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

“We’re bordering now on the verge of insanity. Fans don’t want to hear about lockout. They don’t want to hear about people arguing over $9 billion. They want the bottom line. Because at the end of the day, these guys are saving up throughout the entire year to come out and spend their hard earned money to see football. And we’re telling them that they can spend their hard earned money but we’re not playing until we figure it out. I listen to (Patriots owner Robert) Kraft. I don’t agree with the Patriots on a lot of things, but I agree with him that we’re really on the verge of irritating our fan base and damaging the fabric of the game.”

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports reports that the lockout has allowed more time for coaches to take a holistic look at how they do things schematically and how they prepare for the regular season and the playoffs. Freeman uses Atlanta coach Mike Smith as an example.