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Morning links: FB Robinson paves way

None of the Seahawks offensive leaders wanted to admit it, but having fullback Michael Robinson back in the lineup made a difference in the team’s ability to run the ball last week, which makes you wonder why they didn’t make the investment in having a second fullback on the roster at the end of training camp.

But Robinson is back, and ready to return to San Francisco to take on the 49ers, where he began is career five years ago.

“No one wanted to say it, but (if) you don’t have a fullback on your roster, it makes it a little harder, especially in short yardage and goal-line situations,” Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “Having (Robinson) back is huge. I think it definitely showed up last week.”

Clare Farnsworth of discusses the fact that Matt Hasselbeck needs one more win tie Dave Krieg as the franchise all-time winningest quarterback with 70

Doug Farrar of breaks down San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith and the Seahawks should expect from the Niners’ quarterback in his first start in over a month.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune, Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times and KJR’s Hugh Millen discuss the upcoming Seahawks’ contest against San Francisco in this audio link.

Dave Grosby, Dave Wyman and Ray Roberts of ESPN 710 Seattle do the same thing here in this audio link.

Mike Silver, Jason Cole and Tiki Barber of Yahoo Sport discuss the prospect of a 7-9 team winning the NFC West and reaching the playoffs in the video below.

A video preview of the Hawks-Niners matchup.

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports breaks down the top rookies in the NFC, including Seattle’s Earl Thomas and Russell Okung.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives the Seahawks a C-minus in his quarterly report.

San Francisco 49ers

David White of the San Francisco Chronicle says nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin.

Matt Maiocco of talks to San Francisco offensive coordinator Michael Johnson about the return of Alex Smith as the team’s starting quarterback.

Dan Brown of San Jose Mercury News reports that San Francisco players believe they are the better team.