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Morning links: Hawks prepared for aggressive Saints 'D'

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck says he expects the New Orleans Saints to take some chances on defense, which leaves open the possibilities of big plays for his offense.

Hasselbeck provided as an example New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter’s 74-yard interception return for a touchdown in last year’s Super Bowl against Indianapolis as the type of game-changing risks that the Saints are willing to take on defense.

“(The Saints) ended the game basically with an interception for a touchdown,” Hasselbeck said. “So there’s going to be opportunities there because of their aggressive nature, and we’ll see.”

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about Hasselbeck and receiver Ben Obomanu’s conversations about an adjustment on offense, with the veteran quarterback showing surprise that Obomanu actually was here the last year Darrell Jackson was with the team in 2006.

ESPN’s Mike Sando notes the Seahawks are giving up a league-high 18 plays of at least 30 yards on defense.

TNT’s Dave Boling joins Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times and KJR’s Hugh Millen and Mitch Levy in the Seahawks Roundtable in this audio link.

ESPN 710 Seattle’s Dave Grosby joins former players Ray Roberts and Dave Wyman to talk about this week’s game in this audio link.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says the Hawks face a Saints’ team that is getting healthier.

James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes that New Orleans head coach Sean Payton believes his defense is playing the best it has during his tenure with the Saints.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune staff breaks down the game in this video link.

Lenny Vanglider of Fox SportsSouthwest.com writes the Pete Carroll still is unsure how to stop Reggie Bush watching him play all these years.

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