Fans of the Oakland Raiders know the phrase “quarterback competition” almost more than any other in the English language. That is no different for the 2013 season, but Matt Flynn hopes that the competition ends his well-traveled career and ends with him.
Lance Moore is one of those players that understands what it means to pay your dues in the world of professional football. Now, after eight years in the league, he is going to be a starting wide received for the New Orleans Saints, and it is totally deserved.
Steven Ridley always knew that he was talented and had the drive to be a star in the NFL. He knew it wouldn’t be easy though, and his path to being a starter for the New England Patriots was a long road with a lot of others standing in his way.
The second-year receiver has had a disappointing season, but his two-touchdown game in the 42-13 blowout of the 49ers could be a harbinger of things to come in the playoffs.
Center Max Unger has been a key to the Seahawks’ third-ranked rushing attack, as well as a steadying influence for rookie QB Russell Wilson and a revolving quartet of guards.
Third-year Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy had dropped too many passes in his first two years, but he caught everything Sunday in perhaps his best game.
The Seattle Seahawks reached to draft James Carpenter 25th overall in 2011, and he has not been able to hold on to his right tackle job or stay healthy enough to even play consistently at left guard.
Seattle Seahawks’ elder statesman Marcus Trufant figures to move from nickel back to starting cornerback if/when Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are suspended.
As a free-agent, quarterback Matt Flynn chose the Seattle Seahawks over the Miami Dolphins, who then drafted Ryan Tannehill. Then Flynn lost the starting gig in Seattle to Russell Wilson. On Sunday, he will watch the two rookies lead the teams that seemingly wanted him.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch now has run for 1,946 yards in his last 19 games and is on pace for a career-high 1,608 yards this season — quite a switch from the 836 rushing yards he had in his first 18 games in Seattle.