Greetings from Green Bay, where the Seahawks will play their third game of the exhibition season tonight at 5 p.m.
Here’s my preview of the game which also includes a list of players to watch tonight.
Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel may be the most intriguing one on that list as he has yet to play in the preseason after being signed in the off-season to provide a veteran presence up front.
Here’s what defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said about McDaniel earlier this week:
“I guess the size and the length as an inside guy, you don’t really see a lot of guys who are 6 foot 6 [inches] or 6 foot 7 [inches]. I think I feel his presence mostly in the pass rush, you know, where you can get a hand up; you can feel his length as a rusher. It’s great to have him back out here. He’s been working as hard as he can to get back. It’s good to see him back out here and I know that he’s anxious to get started. I know the guys have had a couple of weeks to get playing and stuff like that. So he’s really ready to get going.”
Here are a few more links. …
— As a reminder, we will have a live chat beginning at 3:30 p.m.;
— Percy Allen examines what a fun time Seattle sports fans will have the next three weeks;
— SI.com’s Doug Farrar looks back to the wild ending of last year’s game in Seattle and what it meant for both teams;
— MyNorthwest.com’s Jim Moore profiles Benson Mayowa;
— ESPN.com’s Terry Blount previews what to watch tonight;
— Mike Sando’s daily look around the division includes lots of links;
— The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel offers three things to watch;
— The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a lot of stuff on the Packers here;
— Packers.com with lots of interesting news and notes on the team;
— Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com picks the Seahawks to go 11-5 and win the NFC West;
— Grantland.com with a good story on quarterbacks.