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Morning links: Hawks sign OT Robinson

Chase Callahan, agent for offensive tackle Will Robinson, says via twitter that the Seahawks will sign him to the active roster.

Carroll announced on Monday that Chester Pitts could miss some time with an ankle sprain, and that Tyler Polumbus might have to move inside to play left guard if Mike Gibson can’t return from an ankle injury. Robinson, a tackle out of San Diego State, was with Seattle for training camp last year as an undrafted free agent.

The Seahawks have not formally announced the move.

Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers talks to Pete Carroll about how he left USC in taking the job with Seattle, including his relationship with Reggie Bush. Simers was in town last week covering UCLA, and appears to have a pretty good relationship with Carroll.

It’s an interesting read, and provides some more details on Carroll as a person.


Next month would’ve marked the 10th anniversary of his hiring at USC to replace Paul Hackett, and remember what that was like? He’s nine games into his return to the NFL and the Seahawks begin the day huge underdogs to the Saints, but in first place in the NFC West at 5-4.

"We’re having a blast,” he says, while sitting on a couch in his office overlooking Lake Washington, throwing a football to himself, Natalie Merchant singing on the radio and three TVs turned to three events.

“Is this classic for a guy as ADD as I am?” he says, the energizer coach going to turn 60 next year.

Two minutes with him, and it’s like old times, the charisma, the self-confidence and the carefree approach to what everyone else treats so seriously.

Uncle Pete has now brought his plan to Seattle, the one that took root after reading the writings of John Wooden. And he’s having fun, and doesn’t he always, although the NFL frowns on such things.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune notes that the Seahawks will have to deal with several injury issues yet again this week.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a look at the rest of the schedule for NFC West teams for the final six games. The Cardinals have the easiest schedule, with four home games and remaining opponents with a combined 17-42 record.

Check out the full video from Pete Carroll’s press conference here (hat tip to Dukeshire).

ESPN’s Mike Sando notes that Mike Williams is one of the league's best receivers on third down.

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post, a former agent and salary cap guy with the Green Bay Packers, shares his interesting perspective on the Brad Childress situation in Minnesota. Brandt says that Childress’ agent Bob LaMonte, who also is Mike Holmgren’s agent as well as several other coaches around the league, leveraged the Vikings against the Packers in a bidding war for Childress’ services when the team hired him in 2006.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post explains the keys to being a good coverage guy on kickoffs.