Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
January 2, 2008 5:27 PM
Posted by Jose Romero
...In the NFL, and the playoffs are no exception. The national types are here, including a couple of former co-workers -- Greg Bishop (now at The New York Times) and Les Carpenter (now with The Washington Post). Mike Holmgren's typical Wednesday news conference was packed, held in small conference room at Seahawks headquarter. Holmgren promised the conference room at the team's new facility being built in Renton would be bigger.
Only two Seahawks missed practice, LB Niko Koutouvides with a knee injury and WR Deion Branch with a right calf problem. Branch might practice tomorrow and is expected to play Saturday.
Branch was a starter when the season opened, as was D.J. Hackett. But because of injuries, the pair have only played in three games together in 2007.
"Deion is a lot more frustrated than I could ever be, probably," coach Mike Holmgren said. "And Hackett, too. Players like to play and they have been bitten by the injury bug a little too much this season. Fortunately we have some depth at the receiver position and we’ve been able to withstand that better than maybe we could have in the past."
On a side note, fans can purchase an embroidered beanie (winter cap) at the team pro shop at Qwest Field. It's $19.95 and a percentage of every sale goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Washington State.
A couple of local schools are celebrating Blue Friday the day before the playoff game. At Kirkland's Juanita Elementary School, students will raise a ceremonial 12th Man flag before school starts. And at Mercer Island High School, members of the marching band will form a human No. 12 on the football field.
Posted by BEATtheSKINS
7:49 AM, Jan 03, 2008
If you see Collinscrap punch him for me
Posted by PapaHawk
9:58 AM, Jan 03, 2008
One more reason for Holmgren to stay a couple of more years in Seattle: New Practice facility.
Its closer to his home on Mercer Island, and it will be more user friendly. Since the success he has enjoyed is a big reason why its been possible, I think he'd want to enjoy at least a season working out of it. He isn't a superficial or material man, that we can tell, but I'm sure it won't hurt!
Jun 4, 08 - 12:40 PM
Back to Kirkland's grass
Jun 4, 08 - 10:17 AM
Russo out, Shelton in
Jun 3, 08 - 03:09 PM
Floyd Womack absent from practice field
Jun 3, 08 - 02:30 PM
Under the lights of the Dempsey Indoor
Jun 2, 08 - 01:17 PM
Voluntary practice attendance